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HBT Extra: The top five fictional managers (RIP Lou Brown)

Jul 21, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

I had to dock Pop Fisher for letting gamblers in his clubhouse -- and really, he wouldn't play Hobbs until someone died -- but he does manage to make my top five.

The latest HBT Extra: which starters are going where, which closers are the shakiest and who are the top five fictional baseball managers of all time?

  1. The Ol Goaler - Jul 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    My favorite Lou Brown “line” isn’t a line at all… it’s when he drops Dorn’s contract on the ground and (ahem) relieves himself on it!
    Like everybody else who has ever broadcast baseball at any level, I wanna be Harry Doyle in my next life! (“You can’t say that on the radio!!!” “Ah, nobody’s listening…”)

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jul 21, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    My favorite part is when Tiffany “flirts” with you about your “movie passion” and you giggle like a 14 year old. Tell the truth-how many takes to get yourself that much under control?

  3. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 21, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Hey! We nailed that one on the first take!

  4. Dasher521 - Jul 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    The best fictional manager ever, Cecil “Stud” Cantrell, Tampico Stoogies, “Long Gone”. The character was played by a very young William Petersen (later known as Grissom on CSI). “Long Gone” was a made for HBO movie. A must see if you can find it!

  5. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 21, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    I LOVE Long Gone, Dasher. Saw it when I was a kid when it was first on HBO. A young Virginia Madsen is in it as well as Dixie Lee Boxx. And of course, you can’t forget Jamie Don Weeks and I can’t for the life of me remember the others. But a great, great movie.

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