May 14, 2010

Better Know a Manager: Ned Yost

Welcome to the first installment of another series I will probably never continue after this initial post. That's right, Better Know A Manager!

First up, former Milwaukee Brewers skipper and current Royals Manager Ned Yost. He's a former catcher, playing six years in the majors for various clubs. He became acquainted with Dayton Moore during the 1990s when both worked for the Atlanta Braves. In 2003, Yost was given the opportunity to manage the moribund Brewers. Give or take a good year or two, Milwaukee had been near the bottom of the league since the mid-late 1980s (sound familiar?).

Yost completely changed the culture of the team, turning it into the post-season contender that we've seen for the last several years. Yost's exit from Milwaukee wasn't as illustrious as Hillman's from KC; in the midst of the 2008 playoff race, Yost was given his papers. The team went to the playoffs for the first time in over twenty-five years (sound familiar?), but without him.

Whether he will continue to be KC's manager next year may depend largely on how the the team performs over the remaining three-fourths of the season.

Alright, now that the background info is out of the way, let's have some fun. Let's get to know Ned Yost through a sampling of photos from his personal MySpace page.

See Ned:

 See Ned taking multiple pictures of himself in the mirror:

See Ned drink a beer and smoke a cigarette:

See Ned smoke a hookah:

See Ned play the evil T-1000 in the 1992 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day:

And finally:

See Ned drunk, nude and passed out on the toilet.


Who knew I had so much in common with a big league manager?

I almost always write this blog while drunk and nude on the toilet.

Royales with Cheese + Ned Yost = BFF!

Go Royals! You're the Yost!

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