I’m not saying that firing Miley will accomplish anything. Even if they would fire the coaching staff, which I don’t believe they’ll do, it won’t make any difference this year.
But when does the organization make the decision that, if they don’t want to have 10,000 people a game for the rest of the year, they have to make a move…even if only for PR’s sake? (Like John Allen’s trip to Colorado.)
The Reds are 5-7 since Allen made his trip to Colorado. They beat up on the pathetic Devil Rays and put a pretty good beating on the first place Orioles.
But since then they’ve been humilitaed by the World Champions and lost the first two of a series to the Braves. And tonight’s game looks like a sure loss with Eric “HardHat’s Needed” Milton going for the Reds. That’ll be 6 straight losses, with the next 9 games against teams with above .500 records (St. Louis 5 games, Atlanta 1, and Cleveland 3).
They finish up the schedule to the All Star break with 7 of 10 with teams below .500 (3 Houston, 4 SF, 3 Arizona).
Do they do it before the All – Star break? At the break? Not at all?
I think at some point, they’re going to fire Miley. The question is when.
He’s already lasted longer than I thought he would.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.