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DLD 10/18/07: AfterMach + Diego 3.4

Well, we thought we'd have a little breathing room before facing the whole Zito-leaving drama and whatever big moves Billy's got planned. But nooooo, he had to fire Macha. May you live in interesting offseasons.

In case you missed it, Slusser gets a raft of players kicking Macha on the way out the door.  I am personally torn, because I DO want to know what the players are thinking and what the mood of the clubhouse is. But on the other hand, it would be classier to just let Macha go and speak no ill of the fired.

DISCONNECTED / Gorilla off his back: 'It's OK'
In terms of wins and losses, Ken Macha knows the A's were successful on his watch as manager, especially for a team with a relatively moderate payroll that relies more on its farm system than free agency. "Eighty-eight games over .500," Macha said in a...

Knapp says the next manager needs Tough Love.

Dave Newhouse boosts Dusty for the manager job.  Then FireJoeMorgan promptly rips Newhouse.

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Diego runs through the rest of the week, updating the Dialogues of Plato for the Moneyball generation.

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