Monday, September 15, 2008

Yost Relieved of Managerial Post

Copy of actual press release from my real source at the Milwaukee Brewers.

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Ned Yost has been dismissed from his position as manager of the Club. The announcement was made by Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager, Doug Melvin.

“This was a very difficult move to make, and we appreciate all of the work that Ned has done to develop this team into a contender,” Melvin said. “In the end, this was a collaborative decision made to put our Club in the best position for the final two weeks of the season.”

Dale Sveum, the Brewers third base coach, will take over in an interim role as manager for the remainder of the season. Bench Coach Ted Simmons has been reassigned to an advisory role.
Any other coaching changes will be announced later.

NOTE: The Brewers will host a press conference at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Westin Hotel's Mayfair Room in Chicago (999 North Michigan Avenue). Melvin will also be available to media on a conference call at 7:15 p.m. CT. Participants should call 877-581-8149 and use passcode 274809#.

1 comment:

Thurmlee said...

Too little too late. Kind of like trying to fire the captain of the titanic several hours after the ship hit the iceberg.