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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Narron sitting out '08

I spoke to Jerry Narron yesterday. He said he turned down four offers to coach in the big leagues. He's going to sit the year out. The Reds, of course, are paying him through 2008.

"I'm fine," he said. "I have 25 years in the big leagues. Let someone else a chance."

Narron, the self-proclaimed Baseball Guy, gets his fix daily, working with his son. Connor is a sophomore shortstop for Aycock High. I'm no expert in such things, but I've got to think the kid will be a first-round draft choice. He started as a freshman on the state championship team. He's a switch-hitter with some pop.


at 1:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Narron comes back to baseball someday. I don't think it was anything he personally did to get fired. Things just kept going wrong and the ax had to fall somewhere. He had a lousy pitching coach, the bullpen just could not get it together and evryone kept getting sick.
I would like to see the Reds give him a minor league managing job. He might do a decent job at Chattanooga

at 2:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Jerry had Cordero last year he might still be the Reds manager.

at 7:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Narron has probably forgotten more about baseball than most of us will ever know. His life in baseball is "been there, done that, seen it before". That being said, for a manager, he would make a great bench coach (a la Don Zimmer). He could not handle a line up nor a discontented clubhouse. Was everything his fault last year? NO! Should he ever manage again? Probably not. Should he be a coach? HELL YES!!

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