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  1. This is really great stuff.

    As a Nats fan, I’m hoping that he sticks around. Davey Johnson is a great manager, but he’s getting old. Porter would be the perfect candidate to groom as his successor.

    Comment by Will — July 17, 2012 @ 8:40 am

  2. Had the pleasure of meeting Bo and working out at one of his camps a few years back. He has an outstanding baseball mind and will be an asset to any club he manages.

    Comment by Taylor — July 17, 2012 @ 9:26 am

  3. Can we get him as part of the Denard Span trade, and replace Gardy?

    Comment by mike wants wins — July 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am

  4. Well done. Guy seems like he has a bright future, for sure.

    Comment by CabreraDeath — July 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  5. Dear Walt Jocketty,

    Please hire Bo Porter to replace Dusty.


    -All sabermetrically inclined Reds fans

    Comment by RMR — July 17, 2012 @ 10:13 am

  6. Guy seems really astute, and like a natural replacement when Davey Johnson retires. Great baseball name. I wonder if the fact that Bo is black will keep him from getting a managing job other than with the Nats? (Most African American managers have a strong “name” as players before they get hired as managers…)

    Comment by Tim — July 17, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

  7. Minor quibble: It’s Hayden Fry not, Frye. I mention it because I think he’s famous enough to get a correct spell-job. Fry’s in the College Football Hall of Fame and he recruited and coached the first black player in the Southwest Conference.

    Love Bo, though.

    Comment by fresheee — July 17, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  8. Thanks for the heads up and I apologize for the sloppy error. Making it even worse, I’m a Big 10 fan who can spell Schembechler.

    Comment by David Laurila — July 17, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  9. I very much hope the plan is to have Davey finish ’12 and elevate Bo Porter for ’13. The guy’s fantastic.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 17, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  10. Hah, no worries, David. Just love my hawks.

    I had a good friend from high school who went to Michigan and became a student manager for the football team. One day during a closed practice he noticed an older gentlemen sitting in the stands. My friend approached the man in the stands and politely informed him the practice was closed and he couldn’t be in the stadium. The older man laughed and said, “You really don’t know who I am, do you kid?” It was Schembechler.

    Comment by fresheee — July 17, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  11. Bo has an awesome approach to the game as well as with players…the guys really respect him.

    Comment by Paula Perschke — July 19, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

  12. Wow, I never thought I would see Bo Porter’s name in an article!

    I remember going to a Cubs game back in the late 90’s towards the end of the season, and seeing him come into the game to play outfield. I just remember seeing that name and thinking “Bo PORTER?? Ah, good old Cubs, farm system full of nothing”.

    I had no idea he was even coaching.

    Comment by sopcod — July 19, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

  13. Sounds like the Astros got themselves a good one.

    Comment by maxjusttyped — September 27, 2012 @ 1:04 am

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