Wednesday, March 07, 2012

He Shall Return

Shank writes a pretty good column on former Red Sox manager Dan Duquette, now the head of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Full circle. Ten years after. Lots of water under the Edison Bridge.

Exactly one decade after he was fired by John Henry and Larry Lucchino at the Sanibel Harbour Resort, Dan Duquette returned to Fort Myers yesterday. He is the new executive vice president/baseball operations for the moribund Baltimore Orioles.

“I’m glad to be back, glad to be working for the Orioles, and I’m glad to get another opportunity,’’ Duquette said in the press box at Fenway South Tuesday. “I’m glad to back in the major leagues.’’
Surprisingly, Shank was not calling for Duquette's head (his usual M.O.) just before new ownership relieved him of his duties back in late 2001; quite the opposite, in fact. I guess Shank saves those special 'run them out of town' efforts just for Red Sox players.

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