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Juan Samuel is sticking with the Orioles

Aug 2, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

I always wondered what happened to interim managers when they were replaced. You always hear about them being reassigned and stuff, but I had always assumed that was a euphemism for what I suspect really happened to them: getting rolled up in a carpet and dumped in a ravine someplace.  In light of that, I’ve always considered being an interim manager only a slightly more desirable job than being the #2 guy in Al Qaeda: a shaky-at-best gig that lasted only until you heard the drones coming for you.

But not so with Juan Samuel!  He’s sticking with the Orioles after Buck Showalter takes over and, according to’s Britt Ghiroli, he’ll be scouting in the Dominican Republic.  Of course he’s from the Dominican Republic so this could very well be a “go home, relax, get paid, and if we hear from you we hear from you” kind of gig.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to write another letter to that nice family in the country my parents sent our dog to live with back in 1981.  I hope Old Ben is still happy chasing rabbits all day!

  1. John_Michael - Aug 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Racism at it’s finest. One less interpreter for the O’s young Latino talent.

  2. Detroit Michael - Aug 2, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    If you going to call someone racist, please produce some evidence. Samuel doesn’t have Showalter’s credentials as a manager.

  3. Old Gator - Aug 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    As I recall, when Samuel was traded to the Mutts for Lenny Dykstra back in the late 80s he threw a season-long tantrum about not wanting to play in New York – and his numbers were sufficiently abysmal to back up his negative predilections. If his aversion to New York is still so severe, I guess being sent packing to the Dominican would be exactly what he needs. Hell, if someone offered to send me to a tropical paradise and pay me six figures to go watch baseball games, I would take the gig as well. So what’s a couple of hurricanes, mudslides and an occasional dose of malaria? I’ve got quinine behind the bar anyway.

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