I’m not quite sure how I missed the following news item on Wednesday — you take one little break from googling Rob Dibble’s name 20 times a day, and this is what happens. I’ll make no further excuses for my own negligence, but I do have to wonder what kind of school administrator would hire a baseball coach whose most recent brush with fame included calling Stephen Strasburgh a pussy for not pitching thru pain. From the LA Times’ Eric Sondheimer :
Former major leaguer Rob Dibble, in his first season as coach at Calabasas, said in a text he has been removed as coach. He was ejected from Tuesday’s 8-1 loss to Agoura in the sixth inning.
“They said I wasn’t a good fit,” Dibble said in a text message 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.”