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Best Coach — Professional Denver 2008 - Clint Hurdle
Colorado Rockies

Readers' Choice: Mike Shanahan
In April 2007, when Clint Hurdle received a two-year contract extension, a significant portion of the Rockies nation was agog. In most major-league cities, doubters argued, a skipper with a putrid .447 winning percentage would have been given the heave-ho, not guaranteed employment for two more seasons. But Hurdle proved his worth during the roller-coaster campaign that followed, keeping the team from cratering during the dreadful early months and preventing players from losing their heads after the wins began piling up. Critics may gripe about some of his in-game moves, but his good humor and prodigious skills as a motivator and communicator make him the right manager at the right time.
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Jack  Smith
Jack Smith

Sandy, I know I am not one of Clint H largest detractors but I can find few reasons why this guy is hanging on as Mgr This is a young talented team. Why are'nt they winning at least half their games or better. How many losses now 65-66? I blame the Mgr and coaches. Yes we've injuries, all teams have.Their performance stats are certainly good. Hurdle has got to go? Why do the Rockies seem satisfied with such poor job performance. He's a nice guy..well so am I but my company wouldnt permit a 40% performance out of me.

Jack  Smith
Jack Smith

Sandy, I know I am not one of Clint H largest detractors but I can find few reasons why this guy is hanging on as Mgr This is a young talented team. Why are'nt they winning at least half their games or better. How many losses now 65-66? I blame the Mgr and coaches. Yes we've injuries, all teams have.Their performance stats are certainly good. Hurdle has got to go? Why do the Rockies seem satisfied with such poor job performance. He's a nice guy..well so am I but my company wouldnt permit a 40% performance out of me.

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