You would think that having an employee holiday gathering would be a festive, merry occasion and not a complicated, divisive and controversial event. Seriously.
We spend more time with our co-workers than we do with most members of our family. We probably fight with them more, too. Check out what happened in Durham at the end of their season: the coaching staff got the heave-ho. Here's the list of resume duster-offers:
1. manager John Tamargo
2. pitching coach Joe Coleman
3. hitting coach Richie Hebner (that name sounds familiar... was he in the MLB?)
4. trainer Tom Tisdale
I have to think that a lot of it has to do with Delmon Young and the ensuing mayhem. Elijah Dukes had a few legal problems as well. Word on the street is that there was a lot of cussin' and brawlin' in the Durham clubhouse. Hey, you can't do anything about a bunch of brats on the way up... might as well try a new manager.
The Durham Bulls paid only one visit to Pawtucket last year. Bum City! Second verse, same as the first. In 2007, it'll be May 15-18th, the 16th being a day game. I cannot miss this series.