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Rob Dibble fired as high school coach after 10 games

Mar 27, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT


Calabasas high school in California has fired Rob Dibble as head baseball coach after 10 games on the job.

The team went 2-8 under Dibble, who was fired from his Nationals television analyst gig two years ago following some headline-making and mind-numbing comments about, among other things, Stephen Strasburg and female baseball fans.

Here’s the explanation Dibble gave to Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times:

They said I wasn’t a good fit. I just got a job calling Angels games for Compass Media. In giving some early notice I couldn’t continue as head coach after the season I was asked to step down immediately. I’m shocked, very sad and will miss the kids because the only reason I took the job was to help them play at the next level.

So basically he planned to leave the job for another television gig (sorry, Angels fans!) after the high school season was over and the school told him not to bother sticking around in the meantime.

  1. kjericho43 - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    He thought all the pitchers were soft. In other news: why does anyone keep hiring him for ANYTHING? He is a tool.

  2. danaking - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Sounds to me like they were happy to have an excuse to get rid of him.

  3. jm91rs - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    If he was going to be re-building the program, then yeah, they have no use for him as a one year coach.

    I’ve got nothing but fond memories of him here in Cincinnati. As a little kid I used to go outside and hurt my arm every day trying to throw as hard as Dibble and the rest of the Nasty Boys. Pretty sure my shoulder soreness today can be attributed to Dibble.

  4. theebbandflow - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    According to Wikipedia, he was fired for being ejected from a game.

  5. crnvic847 - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Kenny Powers character has got to be based off of Dibble.

    • hasbeen5 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      That’s actually how they broke the news to him.

      “You’re f*ckin out!”

    • dluxxx - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      I always thought that it was John Rocker. Maybe a combo of the two???

      • dondada10 - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        Either of them, Dibble or Rocker, is funnier than Season 3 of Eastbound and Down.

    • kiwicricket - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Chris Perez after 8 beers.

  6. stex52 - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Today the world of HS football took a big step forward.

  7. El Bravo - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Wooooooooooooo! I’m so happy he made the news! Oh joyous and happy day! This is clearly enough for the Original Douchenozzle to be….drumroll please…..the next 2013 Douchenozzle! That’s 2010, 2012 and 2013! Good work Dibbs! Not sure how you weren’t a douchenozzle in 2011, but I may retroactively change that b/c I’m sure you are straight up DN4Life.

    • mrfloydpink - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      2011 was the year he made the comments about how Strasburg–who ended up needing TJ surgery–should just “pitch through it.” I would suggest a retroactive amendment to the 2011 list is thus richly deserved.

      • El Bravo - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        my records show that occurred in 2010.

      • El Bravo - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        this, in fact, was the very incident that acted as the catalyst in creating the first douchnozzle list.

      • mrfloydpink - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        Oops, my error. 2010 was when he said that and got fired. 2011 was when he whined and cried about getting fired, blamed it on Strasburg’s father, and slammed the Nationals:

  8. asimonetti88 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    He’ll be calling Angels games? Crap.

    • natslady - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      What is a “Compass Media”?

    • yahmule - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM


  9. jcmeyer10 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Kudos to whoever picked the picture to go along with the story.

  10. crnvic847 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Maybe they fired him because they found him huffing paint out of a paper bag with Clegg.

  11. tfbuckfutter - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:17 PM


    That’s not even enough time to make time with one of the cheerleaders, let alone all of them.

  12. ramrene - Mar 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Dibble’s a friggin’ moron and Amy Van Dyken is even worse. Their radio show is a black hole during their time spot. Not a single brain cell firing between the two of them.

  13. brianjoates - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    One of the original Danettes along with Salisbury, Duke and Showkiller… DP needs to bring him back into radio.

  14. nomorsacbball - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    one of the biggest roidsters in league history. total schmuck

  15. runteddyrun - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    “Come on Hammer”

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