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Everybody knows that Green’s two-fisted managerial style pushed the Phillies to their first World Series championship, in 1980.Few know that Big D straightened out the Big Piece one March morning, saving the team's relationship with the player and securing him as the linchpin of the 2008 championship team. Ryan Howard, whose 2004 minor-league season rewrote record books, had just been demoted to the minors after the Phillies aborted the experiment of playing him in the outfield.
(This story first appeared in the Daily News on August 11, 1980.Green heard about Howard's angry reaction to the news of his demotion. He saw Howard exit the back door of the clubhouse and walked briskly after him, his shock of white hair ruffling in the Clearwater breeze. He'd just crushed 46 homers at the top two tiers of the minors, then popped two more with the big club in September.This was an alarming sight: Green never walked briskly anywhere, and Green almost never went outside without his hat. He figured he’d earned a spot somewhere in the majors, even if big Jim Thome was blocking him at first base.“When I went home after our first couple of days writing and recording songs, I was so emotionally moved by the experience, and trying to explain to my wife how much my friendship with Alecia meant to me, and she told me that I should write a song about it.It’s a brotherly-sisterly song, for me, but it’s relatable enough that you can take it however you like.The loss was their third straight to the Pirates, their ninth straight on the road and it splashed kerosene on the fire that was already burning in the manager’s belly. But you're not now and you can't look in the bleeping mirror and tell me you are.
DALLAS GREEN STALKED into the clubhouse and opened up on his players, spraying them with a machine-gun burst of anger. "You tell me you can do it but you bleeping give up.
Prior to joining the Daily News in 1992, he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. If you had a motto to assign both it would be, 'The hell with tomorrow, do it today.' There was no tomorrow. " "It's also kind of fitting that we're here in Florida when you think about it," Montgomery said. "I used to say to him, 'How about all those guys who were successful that were drop and drive?
He has received state and national awards at each stop and has been honored repeatedly by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Associated Press Managing Editors. - John Kruk was a three-time All-Star, a pennant winner, a .300 hitter over the course of his 10-year career. And there is baseball's equivalent of Oxford and Cambridge. "You don't know how many times Larry told me, echoing his conversations with Dallas, 'How do you know that isn't your last at-bat? ' "But he was like, 'Why are we even talking about this little guy? Because you knew if you did that, that guys like him, guys like Larry, they were in your corner." [email protected]@samdonnellon Columns: ph.ly/Donnellon We recently asked you to support our journalism. You have encouraged us in our mission — to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.
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It remains an account of the quintessential Dallas Green tirade.