RIP John McNamara

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RIP......remember the days in SD. That is a great photo and those unis were awesome.
 
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Wherever these Valkyries drop me...
McNamara is the first Padre manager that I'm old enough to remember.
Nothing dramatic. I remember being surprised when he was fired,
especially since 20-28 wasn't really bad for a Padres team :oops:...
and Alvin Dark
did not get significantly more out of that '77 lineup...

After the Red Sox stuff ('86 World Series misadventures), especially,
there's no chance that he'll ever be remembered as one of the great managers...
but he seemed like a decent guy, and 88 is a nice long life... :) Rest in peace.