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Link Dump Oct 15

Slow news day yesterday. Chuckle.

A's rehire Ken Macha as manager (Slusser)
(10-14) 12:28 PDT OAKLAND -- In a stunning reversal, the A's will bring back Ken Macha as their manager, officially announcing on Friday that they have reached terms on a three-year contact. "That would be wild, wouldn't it?'' Macha said but...

A's Rehire Macha As Manager After All (AP)

Contra Costa Times on Macha (story)

Contra Costa Times (editorial): The soap opera wasn't necessary

Quote: It's safe to say that neither third base coach Ron Washington nor bullpen coach Bob Geren hit a grand slam when Beane interviewed them for the job. And Beane couldn't have been that excited about three other candidates who had yet to interview -- Orel Hershiser, Larry Bowa and Jamie Quirk. Otherwise, Macha still would be looking for work.

Ken, again? It's good enough for Billy (Ratto)
And now, the story line nobody in their right minds ever saw coming -- Ken Macha as Phil Jackson. Ken Macha as Billy Martin. Ken Macha as the only man who could replace a manager like Ken Macha.

Does SportySpice get royalties? Another take on FOX and the ALCS.

Many movies condensed to 30 seconds and acted out by bunnies. Needed to be repeated from last Dump.

Slightly off topic: Michael Lewis writes about New Orleans, pictures by Tabitha Soren (his wife).

The Adventures of Diego Chavez (Season Two)

(Season One: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)

(Season Two so far: 1,2,3)

Next episode: the one you've been clamoring for.

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