Friday, October 12, 2007

Leo Mazzone Fired; Times Are Changing

Well, Andy MacPhail ia making his presence known, and as Tom Treblehorn alluded to, changes would be coming.

A half an hour ago, the Baltimore Sun reported that Leo Mazzone has been relieved of his duties as pitching coach of the Baltimore Orioles.

After two years as the Orioles pitching coach, Leo Mazzone has been fired with one year remaining on his deal.

The club made the announcement this afternoon in a news release.

"I spoke with Leo today and told him I appreciated his efforts here," said manager Dave Trembley in the release. "Moving forward, I felt that we would be better served with someone else working with our young staff and that it was in his best interests and our best interests to give him an opportunity to look elsewhere now."

I am at work, just out after a series of meetings at work. I'll have more on this later. Wow, the new regime is sure making it known that there will be a culture change.

Leo's magic in Atlanta failed to work in Baltimore, and it's sad to see.

Thanks to Doug Schekler of Our Book of Scrap for the note...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You fired the wrong man - Fire Dave Trembly.. It's no wonder the pitching staff did so poorly. The manager never let pitchers stay in the game when they were doing well, and then was out of replacements when someone did badly. Just look how many times the Orioles lost after being ahead on tied at the end of seven innings. That is clearly the manager's fault, not the pitching coach.

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