The struggling Reds dismissed manager Dave Miley and replaced him with interim manager Jerry Narron on Tuesday, the latest and most significant in a long line of personnel shakeups in this ’05 season.
Pitching coach Don Gullett was also removed. He’ll be replaced through the end of the season by Minor League pitching coordinator Vern Ruhle.
Cincinnati Reds general manager Dan O’Brien will officially announce the personnel changes at a 3 p.m. ET press conference at Great American Ball Park.
Okay, Narron’s not a good choice, as he proved in Texas, but he’ll do on an interim basis. I hope Ruhle is more than interim; he has a very good reputation, I believe, as a pitching coach.
Either way, Miley is gone! He seemed like a nice guy, but he was in way over his head.
Here’s the big question: where does Dunn bat in tonight’s lineup? Sixth or third/fourth? This is your chance, Narron….
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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