A nation sounds off
What a nightmare! Cannot believe this has happened....Someone shoot me and put me out of my misery.
Another 3 years of frustration.
Now it doesnt matter who we sign this offseason, because we could sign every all star in both leagues and this fuckwad would find a way to screw it up!
Billy you suck. You couldn't find a scarecrow?
Mass Suicide...Who's in?
I aint even calmed down at all. Thanks for not working, blunt.
Yea. I'm not happy.
I think I want to throw up.
Now I don't know whether I should cry or whether I should puke... I think I'm gonna do both...
[Macha] is dull, unimaginitve, doesn't fire the team up, makes poor lineup decisions, can't manage a bullpen, you name it. Who would I have liked better? A chimp in a uniform.
Macha is the death of this team. He is the worst imaginable manager. His piss poor decisions singlehandedly cost us far too many games.
Unbelievable. Three more years of this idiot not fighting for his team, filling out bad lineup cards and making pitching changes only justifiable to the criminally insane. Excellent.
KILL. ME. I just woke up and saw the news. suddenly a part of my soul has died
Funny like a guy getting hit in the junk with a baseball bat, a la Funniest Home Videos, except A's fans are the guy. What an unbelieveable joke.
Macha's approach was to just keep copying down the same batting order every day. He's like a big clump of mold sitting on the bench.
We are stuck with this sorry fucker for THREE YEARS? I keep checking my calendar, hoping it's April 1st. But it's not. It is Oct. 14 2005, a day that shall live in infamy.
Not the return of the kung-fu kicking robot!
-Franks a lot
And here's an audio clip that conveys the feeling pretty well.
As you can see, A's fans aren't happy. In fact, I have yet to read any A's fan anywhere who is pleased this this move. Here is something I wrote immediately after Pittsburgh had chosen Jim Tracy for their manager, leaving Macha out in the dark:
Macha is just a dull baseball mind who was hastily promoted to manager the same way Tom Holmoe was after Mariucci left to coach the niners. Both were in the right place at the right time.
He doesn't sound intelligent when he speaks, and nothing about his actions have shown him to be gifted in any way. He has presided over two consecutive September collapses, and watching him duel Grady Little in the 2003 ALDS was like watching two retards having an incompetence contest.
Who in their right mind would hire this guy again?"
Us, apparently. What a truly terrible day.