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(Yahoo)   Rob Dibble fired from job as a high school coach, potentially setting a new record for the quantity and variety of jobs a person has been fired from   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 31
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2013-03-28 09:12:52 AM  
This... does not surprise me in the least.  He always struck me as a high school baseball coach, and one that I would've hated playing for to boot.
 
2013-03-28 09:41:36 AM  

Color me shocked that Dibble was a horrible high school baseball coach.  Here's some of his commentary on Stephen Strasburg, right after the torn UCL that ended his 2010 season and left him unable to pitch for most of 2011 as he recovered from TJ surgery:

"I also look at this from the player's standpoint, that this is your job. This is what you do. You're never going to be 100 percent healthy, feel perfect. So you have to take accountability that you're gonna throw sometimes, your arm's gonna hurt. You're gonna be out there on the mound sometimes, the mound is gonna be terrible and the dirt is gonna be a little loose and it might not be so great. You can't constantly be complaining over every little thing.
"So for me, a little bit has to be put back on Strasburg here. Ok, you throw a pitch, it bothers your arm, and you immediately call out the manager and the trainer? Suck it up, kid. This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow.
"I mean, excuse me. There's guys I played with that had screws holding their elbows together. Chris Sabo played two weeks on a broken ankle. I put a steel plate in my wrist so I could be back in five weeks instead of three months. So, this is your choice. You can either suck it up and be a man at 22 making $2 million a year [with] a $15 million contract, or every time you get an ache and pain you can go out of the game and say I'm gonna let down the other 24 guys right here and possibly end up forfeiting the game."
Yeah, as a parent I really want this douchebag coaching my teenager.
 
2013-03-28 10:24:07 AM  
www.jimpoz.com
 
2013-03-28 10:29:03 AM  
So he likes to dibble in this and dibble in that, what's the big deal?
 
2013-03-28 10:29:48 AM  
You mean a man that threw 100 mph never learned how to pitch and was therefore incapable of teaching others how to pitch? Shocking!
 
2013-03-28 10:38:15 AM  

chimp_ninja: Yeah, as a parent I really want this douchebag coaching my teenager.


In fairness to Dibs, when he was on MLB Home Plate, he had a completely different view of how young pitchers in Little League, high school and college should be treated as opposed to a top-shelf starter in the majors. He hated to hear about kids being pushed to learn to throw curve balls before their bodies had really developed and thought lots of youth coaches were pushing young players too hard.  He also thought many teams were bringing up young pitchers too soon and not letting them build innings in the minors to help their stamina and endurance in the bigs.  Frankly, I'd rather have Dibble coaching my son over a lot of the sociopaths trying to live out fantasies of being Earl Weaver running around this area (or more likely thinking they should be coaching ELLISYOU).
 
2013-03-28 10:41:19 AM  
Steroids is a helluva drug
 
2013-03-28 10:50:34 AM  

chimp_ninja: Here's some of his commentary on Stephen Strasburg, right after the torn UCL that ended his 2010 season and left him unable to pitch for most of 2011 as he recovered from TJ surgery:


ahem, to continue beyond your quote:  "This was before the Nats said anything official about Strasburg's follow-up MRI, or about putting him on the disabled list. This was also before they clarified Mike Rizzo's initial comments, which had incorrectly indicated that Strasburg threw on Sunday morning. "

context is your friend.
 
2013-03-28 11:02:23 AM  

WTF Indeed: You mean a man that threw 100 mph never learned how to pitch and was therefore incapable of teaching others how to pitch? Shocking!


He did hit a teacher with a ball he threw into the stands once, so you can understand the confusion.
 
2013-03-28 11:02:25 AM  

chimp_ninja: Color me shocked that Dibble was a horrible high school baseball coach.  Here's some of his commentary on Stephen Strasburg, right after the torn UCL that ended his 2010 season and left him unable to pitch for most of 2011 as he recovered from TJ surgery:

"I also look at this from the player's standpoint, that this is your job. This is what you do. You're never going to be 100 percent healthy, feel perfect. So you have to take accountability that you're gonna throw sometimes, your arm's gonna hurt. You're gonna be out there on the mound sometimes, the mound is gonna be terrible and the dirt is gonna be a little loose and it might not be so great. You can't constantly be complaining over every little thing.
"So for me, a little bit has to be put back on Strasburg here. Ok, you throw a pitch, it bothers your arm, and you immediately call out the manager and the trainer? Suck it up, kid. This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow.
"I mean, excuse me. There's guys I played with that had screws holding their elbows together. Chris Sabo played two weeks on a broken ankle. I put a steel plate in my wrist so I could be back in five weeks instead of three months. So, this is your choice. You can either suck it up and be a man at 22 making $2 million a year [with] a $15 million contract, or every time you get an ache and pain you can go out of the game and say I'm gonna let down the other 24 guys right here and possibly end up forfeiting the game."

Yeah, as a parent I really want this douchebag coaching my teenager precious snowflake.


FTFY
 
2013-03-28 11:33:45 AM  

lunchinlewis: chimp_ninja: Here's some of his commentary on Stephen Strasburg, right after the torn UCL that ended his 2010 season and left him unable to pitch for most of 2011 as he recovered from TJ surgery:

ahem, to continue beyond your quote:  "This was before the Nats said anything official about Strasburg's follow-up MRI, or about putting him on the disabled list. This was also before they clarified Mike Rizzo's initial comments, which had incorrectly indicated that Strasburg threw on Sunday morning. "

context is your friend.


Yeah.  The context is that the full extent of the injury wasn't understood at that moment, and Dibble is a douchebag.

If you're a starting pitcher, and you feel something wrong in your arm, you're a complete moron if you don't call in the trainer.  You aren't a "team player" if you stay in slightly injured, so that you can fully rip whatever you just damaged.  You're a "team player" if you get out of that game so that someone healthy can pitch, and so that you have a better chance of making future starts.

If you aren't that pitcher, you don't know the story and should keep your trap shut about whether or not the guy is hurt enough to leave a game.

FLMountainMan: FTFY


Thanks for the input, home.comcast.net   Keep pushing your child towards unnecessary surgery so that you can almost vicariously live out your failed athlete dreams.
 
2013-03-28 11:48:43 AM  
MAybe he just had really shiatty pitchers
 
2013-03-28 11:55:30 AM  

chimp_ninja: If you're a starting pitcher, and you feel something wrong in your arm, you're a complete moron if you don't call in the trainer. You aren't a "team player" if you stay in slightly injured, so that you can fully rip whatever you just damaged. You're a "team player" if you get out of that game so that someone healthy can pitch, and so that you have a better chance of making future starts.


And by the way, Rob Dibble should know this, because an arm injury essentially ended his MLB career at age 29, after 477 career innings.  Telling future generations to pitch through ligament pain shows that not only was he stupid then, but he didn't learn anything from it.
 
2013-03-28 12:12:29 PM  
Say what you will about Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver, but they got nothing on Dibble.

Worst commentator ever.
 
2013-03-28 12:46:19 PM  
RIP ROB RIGGLE

upload.wikimedia.org
 
Slu
2013-03-28 01:00:54 PM  
"Known best as one of the Nasty Boys out of the bullpen for the two-time World Series Cincinnati Reds in the 1990s"

Here where the article loses all credibility.
 
2013-03-28 01:03:54 PM  

redmid17: RIP ROB RIGGLE

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x317]


Wow, you can have Riggle grow a goatee, and he could easily play a theatrical, over-the-top douche version of Rob Dibble.
 
2013-03-28 01:15:24 PM  
Rob Dibble is a tool, always was. But the Mets-Reds rivalry back then was awesome. Somebody find Ray Knight sucker punching Eric Davis at third base.
 
2013-03-28 01:24:49 PM  

Killer Cars: redmid17: RIP ROB RIGGLE

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x317]

Wow, you can have Riggle grow a goatee, and he could easily play a theatrical, over-the-top douche version of Rob Dibble.


He can probably manage that:

mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-03-28 01:36:04 PM  

chimp_ninja: lunchinlewis: chimp_ninja: Here's some of his commentary on Stephen Strasburg, right after the torn UCL that ended his 2010 season and left him unable to pitch for most of 2011 as he recovered from TJ surgery:

ahem, to continue beyond your quote:  "This was before the Nats said anything official about Strasburg's follow-up MRI, or about putting him on the disabled list. This was also before they clarified Mike Rizzo's initial comments, which had incorrectly indicated that Strasburg threw on Sunday morning. "

context is your friend.

Yeah.  The context is that the full extent of the injury wasn't understood at that moment, and Dibble is a douchebag.

If you're a starting pitcher, and you feel something wrong in your arm, you're a complete moron if you don't call in the trainer.  You aren't a "team player" if you stay in slightly injured, so that you can fully rip whatever you just damaged.  You're a "team player" if you get out of that game so that someone healthy can pitch, and so that you have a better chance of making future starts.

If you aren't that pitcher, you don't know the story and should keep your trap shut about whether or not the guy is hurt enough to leave a game.

FLMountainMan: FTFY

Thanks for the input, [home.comcast.net image 639x330]   Keep pushing your child towards unnecessary surgery so that you can almost vicariously live out your failed athlete dreams.


Very original.  Surprised you didn't throw in a "show me where the bad man touched you" blast.  The fact that you can display this inventive wit while hovering over your teenager's shoulder as you spoonfeed him peas tells me I should pack it up and go home.
 
2013-03-28 02:26:12 PM  
Dibs is old-school and opinionated, but I've always liked him. He pretty much tells it like it is, and doesn't sanitize his commentary.
 
2013-03-28 02:46:05 PM  
Is this our baseball thread today? If so, this might be the place to let people know there's a Fark fantasy league that needs managers.
 
2013-03-28 03:19:28 PM  
I really like listening to his and Amy's radio show at night.

He entertains me.
 
2013-03-28 04:21:33 PM  

Cagey B: Is this our baseball thread today? If so, this might be the place to let people know there's a Fark fantasy league that needs managers.


There's a fark fantasy league?  Deets.
 
2013-03-28 04:29:36 PM  

oh_please: Dibs is old-school and opinionated, but I've always liked him. He pretty much tells it like it is, and doesn't sanitize his commentary.


same here.  Who was it that used to call him the French Dibbler?
 
2013-03-28 04:33:03 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Cagey B: Is this our baseball thread today? If so, this might be the place to let people know there's a Fark fantasy league that needs managers.

There's a fark fantasy league?  Deets.


Yup. thecpt is running it. His initial announcement from yesterday below:

I'm doing a Fark fantasy baseball league.  Head to head point style on ESPN. Looking for folks who will actually play all 5 months and hopefully get some trash talkers (encouraged and preferred).  Let me know if you're interested, draft is set for Thursday night but can move.  League: Fark Sports.  Password is farkitall.  EIP if you have any suggestions.

/also, go blue jays!  Seeing you in a month at yankee stadium!

ESPN games are blocked at work, so I can't check right at the moment, but last I heard there are two spots still open. If we can fill the league, the draft is at 8:00 eastern tonight.
 
2013-03-28 06:34:08 PM  
Whar is Kenny Powers pic?
 
2013-03-28 06:44:17 PM  
www.centralmediaserver.com
 
2013-03-28 10:38:55 PM  

steveGswine: [www.centralmediaserver.com image 240x185]


Came for the Lou asskicking, satisfied .
 
lmb
2013-03-28 11:57:23 PM  

Slu: "Known best as one of the Nasty Boys out of the bullpen for the two-time World Series Cincinnati Reds in the 1990s"

Here where the article loses all credibility.


Exactly. They swept the A's in 1990. Not sure where the other championship came from.
 
2013-03-29 01:22:20 AM  
1) corn de-tasseling
2) auto parts store janitor
3) Pizza driver
4) Bank Teller
5) Computer Lab operator
6) Liquor store flunky
7) Telemarketer
8)  Park Groundskeeping
9) College mailroom clerk... but that one was COMPLETELY not my fault.

All before I got out of college.

Rob DIbble aint got nothin on ME.  I hope.  For his sake.
 
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