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No Manny? No problem: Young Dodgers grow up in a hurry: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre was waiting for third-base coach Larry Bowa to get back to the dugout.L
Paul Hagen: Manuel managing to join select Phillies company: IT DIDN'T get a lot of attention when the Phillies swept the Cardinals earlier this week, giving Charlie Manuel 368 managerial wins since taking over for Larry Bowa and moving him past Bill Shettsline and into eighth place on the club's all-time list.
Shortstop: Making the case for Jimmy Rollins as Phillies best: Hanging on the wall of the Phillies' staff lunch room at Bright House Field is a slightly faded poster commemorating the franchise's all-centennial team that was selected in 1983. The shortstop: Larry Bowa.
Bowa, Manuel handle their emotions differently: INQUIRER STAFF WRITER2003: In his final full season as manager of the Phillies, Larry Bowa tried his best to get the team into the playoffs, but often did it by leaving no doubt with his players as to how he felt. After his team was swept in four games by the Expos in late Au
The last days of lasting hero: FOR THE INQUIRER1981: Larry Bowa wasn't the biggest member of those Phillies of the '70s and early '80s. He certainly wasn't the most talented member of those Phillies. But somehow, Bowa seemed to define that era more than anyone else in uniform - more than Mike Schmidt, more than Steve Carlton, more than Greg Luzinski, more than any of them.
Dodgers' Bowa holds a place for Phillies (AP): Larry Bowa's fiery personality made him a fan favorite during his playing days in Philadelphia, when the Gold Glove shortstop helped lead the Phillies to their only World Series championship in 1980. His stint as Philadelphia's manager wasn't nearly as successful, as the passionate temperament that made him a hit as a player rubbed plenty of his players the wrong way.
Out or safe? Bowa, Lopes debate on: For all that has changed in the past 31 years, Larry Bowa says the replays still show Davey Lopes was out, and Lopes still says he was safe, no matter what the replays show.
Phillies, Dodgers renew NLCS rivalry (AP):
Philadelphia Phillies' Greg Luzinski, right, is greeted by teammates Jose Cardenal, left, and Larry Bowa after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball playoff game in Los Angeles. At rear is Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager. The Dodgers and the Phillies met in the NL Championship Series in 1977, 1978 and 1983. They meet again in the NLCS this year. " align="left" border="0">
Back in the era of cookie-cutter stadiums, polyester pullovers and artificial turf, baseball had another familiar sight: Phillies vs. Dodgers for the NL pennant. "It seemed like every time we turned around, there were the Phillies," former Los Angeles center fielder Rick Monday recalled. They played in the 1977 NL championship series and the next year, too.
Burrell slams two homers, Phils finish Brewers: MILWAUKEE - Jimmy Rollins, soaked in champagne, his eyes burning from the alcohol, stood in the middle of the visitors' clubhouse at Miller Park yesterday and recalled a conversation he had with Larry Bowa when the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium in 2003.
Phils finish off Brewers; Dodgers are next: MILWAUKEE - Jimmy Rollins, soaked in champagne, his eyes burning from the alcohol, stood in the middle of the visitors' clubhouse at Miller Park today and recalled a conversation he had with Larry Bowa when the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium in 2003.
Larry Bowa: Always a Rollins fan: SAN FRANCISCO - When Larry Bowa managed the Phillies from 2001 to 2004, he paid special attention to a young player named Jimmy Rollins.
Bowa gives Phillies' Rollins a heads-up: Former Phillies player and manager Larry Bowa viewed with interest the fan reaction at Citizens Bank Park when shortstop Jimmy Rollins returned for his first game since calling Phillies fans"front-runners."
For Phils' Rollins, unusual season of adversity: Larry Bowa once called Phillies fans the worst ( expletive deleted) fans in the world.Jimmy Rollins now has called them front-runners.
Manuel seethes after Phils' loss to Marlins: MIAMI - It wasn't a classic Larry Bowa, eyes-bulging, neck-veins-popping rant, and it certainly wasn't a Dallas Green, 7.9-on-the-Richter-scale explosion.
Manuel seethes after Phils loss to Marlins: MIAMI - It wasn't a classic Larry Bowa, eyes-bulging, neck-veins-popping rant, and it certainly wasn't a Dallas Green, 7.9-on-the-Richter-scale explosion.
Lowe, Dodgers extend Rockies' skid to 8 (AP):
Los Angeles Dodgers' Jeff Kent, left, is congratulated by third base coach Larry Bowa after hitting a home run against Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Monday June 2, 2008. " align="left" border="0">
Derek Lowe had to wait more than five weeks between his previous victory and this one, so he didn't care how injury-riddled the Colorado Rockies were. Lowe pitched eight strong innings and got home run support from Jeff Kent, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp in the Dodgers' 8-2 win on Monday night, which sent the defending NL champions to their eighth consecutive loss and 13th straight on the road.
Morning Report: For once, Bowa is speechless: One thing you have to give Larry Bowa - the former Phillie has passion for the game.
Dodgers' Bowa fuming about 3-game suspension: Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa was incensed on Wednesday after being suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office following a wild argument the night before.
Bowa suspended for three games: Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa was suspended for three games and fined by the Commissioner's Office on Wednesday following a wild argument with umpire Ed Montague on Tuesday night.
Bowa suspended for three games after blow-up: Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa was suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office Wednesday following ...
Dodgers' Bowa Fumes About Suspension: LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa was incensed on Wednesday after being suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office following a wild argument the night before....
Dodgers' Bowa Fumes About Suspension: Dodgers third base coach Larry Bowa was incensed on Wednesday after being suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office following a wild argument the night before. Bowa was tossed in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants by...
Giants notes: Flannery, Bowa thinking outside the box: - The difference between third-base coaches Larry Bowa of the Dodgers and Tim Flannery of the Giants is that Bowa goes berserk and Flannery writes letters. In spring training, when Major League Baseball declared that base coaches must stay in their boxes,...
Flannery and Bowa are thinking outside the box: - The difference between third-base coaches Larry Bowa of the Dodgers and Tim Flannery of the Giants is that Bowa goes berserk and Flannery writes letters. In spring training, when Major League Baseball declared that base coaches must stay in their boxes,...
Dodgers coach Bowa suspended for three games after argument: Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa was suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office Wednesday following a wild argument.
Argument costs Bowa 3 games: LOS ANGELES - Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa was suspended for three games and fined by the commissioner's office yesterday following a wild argument.
National League Notes: Bowa's first blowup of 2008 Remember that kid you went to grade school with who couldn't color between the lines, never sat still, and did the opposite of everything the teacher said? That's Larry Bowa. The former Phillies skipper and current Los Angeles
Fielder unhappy contract is renewed: After some early words of dissent -- especially virulent by Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa -- Major League base coaches appear to have quickly come to grips with a new rule requiring them to wear protective helmets.
Base coaches weigh in on helmet rule: After some early words of dissent -- especially virulent by Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa -- Major League base coaches appear to have quickly come to grips with a new rule requiring them to wear protective helmets.
Bowa sounds off on helmet rule: Many coaches are unhappy with the new rule mandating helmets in reaction to the death last year of Minor League coach Mike Coolbaugh, who was struck by a line drive while coaching third base, and Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa is one of them.
New LA coaches excited by opportunity: When Joe Torre first contacted his former Yankees coaches about"a chance to do something"-- without saying which club it was -- Don Mattingly and Larry Bowa said they were in.
Mattingly, Bowa joining Torre on staff: Former Yankees great Don Mattingly, and Larry Bowa, who has previous managerial experience, will join new skipper Joe Torre as part of the new Dodgers coaching staff. The rest of the staff is yet to be determined, but Mariano Duncan could be part of it.
For now, Pettitte says no: Maddux still a PadreGreg Maddux (14-11, 4.14 ERA) will be back as the San Diego Padres'No. 3 starter next season after agreeing to a $10 million, one-year contract. Maddux, who turns 42 on April 14, had a player option for $8.75 million. The new deal contains award bonuses, a no-trade clause and a suite on road trips, a person familiar with the contract said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Padres had not yet announced the agreement.Torre happyJoe Torre was front and center for his introduction as Los Angeles'new manager less than three weeks after walking away from the New York Yankees. Scully delivered the opening remarks for an event held in center field to accommodate the overload of media."The Dodgers were always special and I certainly expect... will always be special,"Torre said."I get choked up."Torre said that former Yankee coaches Don Mattingly and Larry Bowa will coach.BrieflyPirates:It's official, John Russell is the manger of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Russell was hired to succeed Jim Tracy as Pittsburgh's manager after going 55-88 managing Triple A Ottawa last season."I know the system we have will work,"said Russell, 46, who was fired as the Pirates third-base coach two years ago."Two years ago was two years ago. It's a different time."Astros:Houston has selected Felix Francisco their director of Latin American scouting.Red Sox:Curt Schilling and Boston are making progress toward a new contract. While the sides have not yet reached an agreement, it is possible an agreement could be reached soon, said a person familiar with the talks who wanted to remain anonymous.
Baseball Notes | Torre adds Bowa and Mattingly: Joe Torre was introduced yesterday as the new Los Angeles Dodgers manager and announced that former New York Yankees coaches Don Mattingly and Larry Bowa will follow him and join his staff.Mattingly's son, Preston, is a minor-leaguer in the Dodgers organization. Bowa is a former Phillies shortstop and manager.
Torre reportedly is close to 3-year Dodgers'deal:
ANewsdayreport said Joe Torre's talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers are"headed in the right direction and going well,"according to a"informed source,"and that Torre could become the team's manager as soon as today.Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the team has talked with Torre and he is the leading candidate. Reports are Torre will sign a three-year deal for morer than $4 million per season.Don Mattingly, spurned by the Yankees for their manager's job, reportedly will join Torre's staff in Los Angeles, and the staff also could include former Yankees coaches Lee Mazzilli and Larry Bowa.It would be the fifth managing job for Torre, 67."I think Joe, he's proven he's an outstanding manager,"former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda told ESPN."He's a winner. He knows how to handle players. He certainly knows the game. He was an outstanding player in his own right. I think he's going to be a tremendous asset to our ballclub."BrieflyYankees:Agent Scott Boras maintained that the Yankees should treat A-Rod the same way they deal with reliever Mariano Rivera and catcher Jorge Posada, who also are free agents, and that they could still negotiate with him.Padres:Gold Glove center fielder Mike Cameron was suspended for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant. Cameron, who plans to file for free agency, said he believes he took a tainted supplement.Reds:Outfielder Adam Dunn (.264, 40 homers, 106 RBI last season) became Cincinnati's highest-paid player when the team picked up his contract option for $13 million next season. The Reds also picked up the $1.85 million option for first baseman Scott Hatteberg and a $1.35 million option for catcher/pinch-hitter Javier Valentin. They declined a 2008 option for reliever Eddie Guardado, who had reconstructive elbow surgery.Cardinals:John Mozeliak was given a three-year contract as St. Louis'new general manager, promoting him to replace the fired Walt Jocketty. Mozeliak, 38, was the assistant GM for the last five years.Red Sox:Free-agent pitcher Curt Schilling says his first choice remains Boston, but said on his blog that he would consider a dozen other teams for a"last year"based on quality of life and a chance to make it back to the playoffs. He previously said he would only rule out the rival Yankees.Rockies:Colorado picked up pitcher Aaron Cook's $4.5 million option, declined its $3.75 million option on reliever LaTroy Hawkins and announced it will bring back manager Clint Hurdle's entire coaching staff next season.Pirates:Pittsburgh plans to talk to White Sox bench coach Joey Cora about its manager's job, which has been open for nearly a month. Another candidate could be Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.Mets:Outfielder Moises Alou will return to the team after his option for $7.5 million next season was picked up and free-agent infielder Damion Easley was re-signed for $950,000.White Sox:Options were declined on Infielder/outfielder Darin Erstad ($3.5 million) and left-hander Mike Myers ($1.1 million).
Bowa Gets Permission to Pursue Seattle Job: Larry Bowa, the Yankeesâ€™third-base and infield coach for the past two seasons, said that he was considering an offer from the Mariners to be their third-base coach.
Mariners'coaching staff for'08 nearly set: A"personal matter"for former New York Yankees staffer Larry Bowa is the only thing keeping the Mariners from announcing their 2008 coaching...
Report: Bowa close to taking M's third-base job: A "personal matter" for former New York Yankees staffer Larry Bowa is the only thing keeping the Mariners from announcing their 2008 coaching staff.
M's staff begins to take shape: Mariners manager John McLaren's staff is starting to come together: Jim Riggleman has accepted the position of bench coach, and Larry Bowa...
Pettitte, Giambi help Yanks sweep Tribe (AP):
New York Yankees center fielder Melky Cabrera hugs coach Larry Bowa as Hideki Matsui, right, waits his turn after the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-3, in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, in Cleveland. " align="left" border="0">
Talk about your pushy New Yorkers. Strutting into Jacobs Field for the weekend, the Yankees made themselves right at home. They bullied the Cleveland Indians before leaving with three wins and the same confidence that has made them champions many times before. "I feel like we're the team," Andy Pettitte said.
Kazmir bests Clemens, Rays top Yanks 6-4 (AP):
New York Yankees' Jorge Posada, right, gets a hand shake from third base coach Larry Bowa after hitting an eighth-inning home run off Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Casey Fossum during a baseball game Friday night July 13, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Fla. " align="left" border="0">
Roger Clemens was outpitched, and the New York Yankees fell below .500 again. Still, manager Joe Torre was convinced Friday night that the team is headed in the right direction in its bid to climb back into playoff contention. "I learned through my years of doing this that even though everything is judged on winning and losing, it's the tenacity of the team," Torre said after Scott Kazmir shut down...
A-Rod homer caps Yankees rally: Alex Rodriguez kind of chuckled and declared that the best thing about his winning homer Thursday was trying to hit Yankees coach Larry Bowa in the head as he rounded third.
A-Rod blast caps stunning NY rally: NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez kind of chuckled, and declared the best thing about his game-winning homer yesterday was trying to hit Yankees coach Larry Bowa in the head as he rounded third.Yes, Rodriguez...
A-Rod hits another walk-off home run for Yanks: Alex Rodriguez kind of chuckled, and declared the best thing about his game-winning homer Thursday was trying to hit Yankees coach Larry Bowa in the head as he rounded third.
A-Rod HR wins it for Yankees: NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez chuckled, and declared the best thing about his game-winning homer Thursday was trying to hit Yankees coach Larry Bowa in the head rounding third.
A-Rod's walk-off HR caps Yankees' rally (AP):
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Alex Rodriguez kind of chuckled, and declared the best thing about his game-winning homer Thursday was trying to hit Yankees coach Larry Bowa in the head as he rounded third. Yes, Rodriguez is one happy superstar right now, and the Yankees are winning because of it. Rodriguez hit a three-run homer that capped a comeback from a four-run deficit with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the New York...
Vukovich went to bat for Ramon Henderson: Between his occasional tears, Ramon Henderson's smiles brought John Vukovich back to life. In 2000, Henderson was part of the Terry Francona purge. Vuko-vich, slated to stay on staff, petitioned new manager Larry Bowa to retain Henderson as the major league bullpen coach instead of having Henderson re-descend into the minor league ranks.
Bat men out to help Yanks save the day: As Larry Bowa navigated past different bat displays in the clubhouse on Monday, he couldn't help but shake his head in amazement."All we had was Louisville [Slugger],"he said.
Larry Bowa in the Blog PenJohn Shiffert: February 18, 2009 - Visiting Baseball's Alternative Universe:
John Shiffert: October 23, 2008 - Polishing Those Glass Slippers: Baseball's Cinderella Teams:
Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
Gene Carney: June 11, 2008 - Baseball History as Seen From the Shadows of Cooperstown: Part Nine - 1981 to 1990:
: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
John Shiffert: January 25, 2008 - John Shiffert Takes a Look at Challenge Trades Past and Present:
John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
: May 29, 2007 - :
: May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS