October 30, 2000
After a long and drawn out process, the Arizona Diamondbacks finally names a replacement for the fired Buck Showalter. Television announcer Bob Brenly today became the second manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. So it is official, we blew a Buck to get a Bob. Jerry Colangelo must have something about the name Bob. With Bank One Ballpark known as the BOB, I am going to have a hard time dealing with the prospect of going to the BOB to see Bob manage the Diamondbacks. I can see it now though, there will be a Bob day at the ballpark where the first 10,000 people named Bob who come to the BOB will be admitted early to bob for apples to the music of Bob Marley. Now that there is a new manager, will the Diamondbacks be changing the name of the dollar seats to Bob seats rather than the Buck seats they have been for the past three years? I’m still not sure about this announcement, I guess only time will tell. Something tells me that this is going to be a very interesting year in 2001. With Buck Showalter doing color analysis for ESPN during the playoffs and the World Series, could this mean that he will join the broadcasting team for the Arizona Diamondbacks? That would seem to be poetic justice having Showalter critique Brenly from the booth. After all, with the hiring of Brenly as manager there is an opening on the television team. This is becoming a better story every day. I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings.