Seattle shocker: some fans want Bavasi canned
Firebillbavasi.com. Contains petition, etc, and a logo that I suspect will get them a Cease & Desist pretty quickly.
Except as an exercise in venting, this is pointless. He’s almost certainly going to be fired if the team doesn’t turn around this year, in part because the powers that be know the fan base is discontented, but also because they’re going to have to heap blame somewhere and the chances they’ll consider themselves as candidates is somewhere between naught and zero.
And if the team turns around, wins 90 games and heads to the playoffs, there’s not going to be any widespread fan support for firing him anymore.
This isn’t going to bug the GM, though. He understands this is part of the job. To quote Bavasi himself from a 3/2004 PI article titled “Internet critics aside, Bavasi gets high marks“*:
“Any coverage is good coverage, even if you’re getting ripped,” he said. “It’s when they stop writing about your ballclub; then you’re in trouble.”
In any event, it is always nice to see vocal fans, and I totally support the trend towards a more rabid and informed fandom.
* hee hee hee