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    RatsbuddyRatsbuddy
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    I see where he is the “Associate Manager” with the Padres.

    What exactly does that mean?

    r/Esteemed Rat

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    jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl
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    Fancy name for a 1B coach? 🙂

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    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    It might be something similar to Willie McGee as an assistant coach. Teams sometimes use different titles for similar positional duties.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    It is their fancy name for bench coach.

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    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    Dickerson is the Padres’ bench coach. How does that fit in with Schumaker’s new role?

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    (This is corrected)

    Skip’s title is new, as he was the bench coach in 2018 and 2019. He was a holdover from the prior staff and Bobby Dickerson was the new hire. As bench coach, Dickerson primarily works with the infielders. Seems very confusing.

    (Perhaps Skip had a multi-year contract and/or they wanted to keep him around under the new regime.)

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2019-12-05/padres-coaching-staff-new-manager-tongler-schumaker

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    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    More than one way to skin a cat. So, if Tingler gets tossed in a game, I wonder who takes over as manager? For many teams it’s the bench coach I believe.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    True, but no other team (to the best of my knowledge) has an “associate manager”. Seems like they wanted to keep Skip around as a holdover, but Tingler still added his own bench coach.

    (I corrected my earlier post, as I misread the linked-to article the first time. Skip’s title is in fact new as Euro noted.)

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    Carter Le GrandCarter Le Grand
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    Good ol’ Skippy the Shoe…always liked the guy (but not as much as Dirty Dan)

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Holy Velcro, Batman!

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    RatsbuddyRatsbuddy
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    Wasn’t it Schumaker that was batting when the Rally Squirrel ran across home plate?

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    From what I’ve heard on radio. Skip is a very respected and valuable member of the Padre organization. The players like him and someone high in the organization must have thought so as well for him to be retained.

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