April 23, 2008
So what was your favorite memory of the Wayne Krivsky Era in Cincinnati? Mine comes from this year's spring training, when I was surfing the AP photo wire and thought I had come upon evidence of Mr. Krivsky wearing the same shirt on consecutive days. "I done struck blog gold!" I yelled to no one in particular.
However, it turned out that Mr. Krivsky apparently has a closet full of beige Tommy Bahama-type shirts with all of them containing subtle differences in their palm tree patterns. I included the picture on the right in a post on badly-dressed GMs and moved on with my Fashion Ump ways.
Getting back to the news of the day ... Krivsky is out in Cincinnati and ex-St. Louis GM Walt Jocketty is in, completing what everyone though was inevitable when Jocketty was brought in as a "special advisor" role last January. Reports say that Krivsky and Jocketty weren't getting along (they don't look very friendly in that picture on the left) and it's probably not hard to see why.
If Krivsky was the current boyfriend of owner Bob Castellini, then Jocketty was the new, "platonic" friend at work who's "a really good listener" but "don't worry, we're just friends." It was only a matter of time until Krivsky was on the fast train to Dumpsville, presumably while wearing his favorite tropical print.
With the Reds at 9-12 and Dusty Baker doing his best to keep the young'uns down, Jocketty is going to have his work cut out for him. He'll be the fourth Reds GM in the last six years and while the challenges will be many, at least he'll be well dressed for the occasion.
Follow the jump for Jocketty looking his best ...
'Cause every girl's crazy about a sharp-dressed GM.