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…)
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.
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
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.
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
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”.