You start a baseball blog, and it turns into a discussion on global warming. How about that? So we’ll freshen it up, if just briefly, today. I got into sports writing, but I’ve still managed to talk with antitrust professors, legal scholars, economists and all forms of lawyers. And there has been a lot math, too. And now global warming.
Anyway, the Milwaukee Brewers today are denying a report that they’re close to hiring Cubs TV analyst Bob Brenly as their new manager.
My colleague Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blogs about that today. Tom writes that GM Doug Melvin says the process hasn’t begun yet to replace Ken Macha, who was fired Monday. I’m thinking that if Mike Quade gets to keep the Cubs job that he may ask about Macha being his bench coach. Q worked for Macha in Oakland.
I’m sure that if Brenly got the Milwaukee job, he might bring Bob Melvin as his bench coach. The Brewers say they’ll look outside the organization for their new field boss, and that means coach Willie Randolph is out of the running.
Anthony Witadro of the Journal Sentinel this week reported that Macha never really connected with Brewers starts Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder. It will be interesting to see how Brenly deals with them if he gets the job.
If I hear anything from BB, I’ll update here.