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Bosio fired

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:28 pm

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The Tigers announced today that they have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio. Per a club announcement, the decision was due to “insensitive comments. Further explanation was not given in the statement.

It is not entirely apparent at this time precisely what led to the termination. But it seems the issue involves not-yet-publicized, “insensitive comments” made by Bosio to a team employee, GM Al Avila tells reporters including MLB.com’s Jason Beck (Twitter link).

Bosio was in his first year with the organization after spending five seasons in the same role with the Cubs. The 55-year-old pitched in the majors for eleven years, from 1986 through 1996.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Banedon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 pm

So he's been fired from two teams now for basically being a dick.
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Re: Bosio fired

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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:27 pm

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Bosio, you should know better. You got fired for saying dumb horsefeathers here.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby javy knows my name » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 pm

Regular Show wrote:
Bertz wrote:


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Bosio, you should know better. You got fired for saying dumb horsefeathers here.


How about he BE better, not know better than to get caught again
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Bertz wrote:


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Bosio, you should know better. You got fired for saying dumb horsefeathers here.


How about he BE better, not know better than to get caught again


Sure, but it's really hard to get old people to genuinely change and be better people. Just look at our current horsefeathering president.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:49 pm

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 740008002/

“I don’t know that you learn anything (from this) other than how severe a consequence can be,” Wilson said. “We all know what’s right and what’s wrong. We all understand the nature of this business and the world we live in, and some things are unacceptable. From what we were told, it crossed those lines, and it is what it is. I don’t know the exact context of what was said, I just know that it crossed a barrier that is unforgivable.”
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Bertz wrote:


Dude who looks like that uncle you dread seeing at family gatherings turns out to be that uncle you dread seeing at family gatherings.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:52 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Dude who looks like that uncle you dread seeing at family gatherings turns out to be that uncle you dread seeing at family gatherings.


Way better
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Re: Bosio fired

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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:17 pm

VVMattVV wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23938797/chris-bosio-says-was-sued-tigers-misunderstanding


Bosio, they're not firing their horsefeathering pitching coach in a million years over what you described, so cut the horsefeathers.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:35 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
VVMattVV wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23938797/chris-bosio-says-was-sued-tigers-misunderstanding


Bosio, they're not firing their horsefeathering pitching coach in a million years over what you described, so cut the horsefeathers.


He wants to refer to the clubhouse attendant as "boy" so badly too
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:15 pm

Loved this comment:

You know this is a lie because there’s no way any baseball person bothers to call Daniel Stumpf anything more creative than "Stumpy."
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 pm

Also:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 744602002/

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Stumpf has told the Detroit Free Press that he has no knowledge of the nickname "spider monkey," which fired pitching coach Chris Bosio said he called him and was fired for when it was taken out of context, according to Bosio.

"Spider Monkey is not a nickname I have been called or I'm familiar with," Stumpf told the Free Press.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby javy knows my name » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:28 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Also:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 744602002/

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Stumpf has told the Detroit Free Press that he has no knowledge of the nickname "spider monkey," which fired pitching coach Chris Bosio said he called him and was fired for when it was taken out of context, according to Bosio.

"Spider Monkey is not a nickname I have been called or I'm familiar with," Stumpf told the Free Press.


Good for him. I think even before I read your other post, I would have expected him to continue, "obviously, they call me Stumpy"
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Banedon » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:32 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Also:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 744602002/

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Stumpf has told the Detroit Free Press that he has no knowledge of the nickname "spider monkey," which fired pitching coach Chris Bosio said he called him and was fired for when it was taken out of context, according to Bosio.

"Spider Monkey is not a nickname I have been called or I'm familiar with," Stumpf told the Free Press.


Wow, so Bosio just flat out lying his ass off.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:33 pm

It totally sounded like one of those waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too specific lies.
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Sammy Sofa wrote:It totally sounded like one of those waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too specific lies.


Yessssss. I was trying to put my finger on it yesterday and I just couldn't pin down what it reminded me of, but it's this exactly.
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Andy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Rosenthal gets the whole story, although not much unexpected in there



The money part is that four different anonymous sources say Bosio's 'spider monkey' story is BS.
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Andy wrote:The money part is that four different anonymous sources say Bosio's 'spider monkey' story is BS.

and given the situation, it is heavily implied that members of the coaching staff were either sources, or provided direct feedback to higher ups that led to decision
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby treebird » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:07 pm

bosio swore on his parents’ graves that he wasn’t lying about the spider monkey thing, does this mean we can break the graves down and exploit their valuable natural resources
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:17 pm

The whole "spider monkey" lie gets funnier and funnier the more I think about it. Just picturing this oaf flop-sweating as he desperately tries to come up with the dumbest excuse possible. "Come on, spider monkeys are totally known for the weird faces they make! IT'S A COMMON THING."
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Postby Derwood » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:21 pm

The lie falls apart when one knows that 99.9% of baseball nicknames are just the player's name with a "-y" added on the end. Baseball managers/coaches aren't particularly clever about these things
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Re: Bosio fired

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Derwood wrote:The lie falls apart when one knows that 99.9% of baseball nicknames are just the player's name with a "-y" added on the end. Baseball managers/coaches aren't particularly clever about these things


Sammy Sofa wrote:Loved this comment:

You know this is a lie because there’s no way any baseball person bothers to call Daniel Stumpf anything more creative than "Stumpy."
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm

you know bosio was quoting from wikipedia when he pitched this excuse to the team

"no no no you got it all wrong i was calling a white guy spider monkey because he looks like a *looks at scribbled notes written on palm* New World monkey belonging to the genus Ateles, part of the subfamily Atelinae, family Atelidae. Like other atelines, they are found in tropical forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil. The genus contains seven species, all of which are under threat; the black-headed spider monkey and brown spider monkey are critically endangered."
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