Marty Brown Done in Hiroshima

» 04 October 2009 » In nichibei, npb »

Hiroshima’s most recent loss eliminated the team from playoff convention, thus preventing manager Marty Brown’s automatic one-year extension clause for making the playoffs from kicking in. So Marty is done after the season, and next year the Carp will be managed by former shortstop Kenjiro Nomura.

Marty spent four seasons running Hiroshima, a time that saw the Carp generally more competitive than Yakult and Yokohama but still unable to crack the A-class. I thought the Carp were on their way up after finishing 69-70-5and missing the playoffs by two games last year, but they were not able to sustain that performance this year.

This is purely speculation on my part, but I could see Marty returning to the Cleveland organization, where he managed at 3A prior to joining the Carp.

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  1. Patrick
    04/10/2009 at 9:04 pm Permalink

    Brown is the current frontrunner for the Rakuten manager next year.

  2. Patrick
    04/10/2009 at 10:33 pm Permalink
  3. Patrick
    05/10/2009 at 2:05 am Permalink

    NO! Although I love Marty and wish him nothing but the best in staying in NPB, the thought of him replacing Nomura as Rakuten’s manager and then having Nomura possibly becoming Yokohama’s manager makes me sick to my stomach.

    Do the right thing for the fans and for the future of our team Yokohama!

    Bobby Baystars 2010!