Nasty, nasty boys, don't mean a thing
Oh, you nasty boys
Nasty, nasty boys, don't ever change
Oh, you nasty boys
Maybe Calabasas (Calif.) High athletic director Larry Edwards heard a Janet Jackson song on his way home. Or maybe he didn't like the fact his head coach got booted from his eighth loss in 10 games to start the season. Either way, the school canned Rob Dibble.
Known best as one of the Nasty Boys out of the bullpen for the two-time World Series Cincinnati Reds in the 1990s, Dibble accepted the head coaching position at Calabasas this past June. After a 2-8 start this spring, he's finished, according to the L.A. Times.
"They said I wasn't a good fit," Dibble told Times reporter Eric Sondheimer in a text message on Tuesday night. "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."
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Dibble reportedly earned an ejection in the sixth inning of an 8-1 loss to Agoura (Agoura Hills, Calif.) High earlier on Tuesday. The Coyotes have lost four straight since March 13.
This isn't Dibble's first rodeo. After earning a reputation for his temper in Cincinnati -- including a brawl with then Reds manager Lou Piniella -- ESPN let him go as an analyst and radio personality in 2004.
The Washington Nationals allegedly fired him with more than a year left on his TV broadcasting deal after he criticized Stephen Strasburg for missing a 2010 start with an injury that later required Tommy John surgery.
Dibble still hosts FOX Sports Radio's FOX Sports Tonight show with Amy Van Dyken every weeknight. That and the potential Angels gig he told the L.A. Times about. So, even if Calabasas owned a 5.30 ERA with him as coach, Dibble can still talk a good game.
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