Your 2011 Milwaukee Brewers manager is......
Man the Brewers didnt wait long to get there future skipper. I have very mixed emotions on this hire. Last week everyone was saying the Brewers are ready to offer Bobby Valentine a contract. It makes all the right sense, a seasoned veteran that has managed National League baseball before. Hes also a great analyst for ESPN but the Brewers didnt hire him. Another candidate they were looking at was Joey Cora, a fiesty former White Sox, and Mariners player who played the game very hard. I persoanlly wanted the Brewers to hire him. Instead they go with Ron Roenicke, bench coach with the Anaheim Angels. He must have had one heck of a interview cause no one has heard of him. He is Mike Scocia's protege, and Mike is one of the top managers in the game. Should be interesting next year. Heres some more info on the future skipper of the Brewers! Oh and hes not a grandpa like Macha, at the young age of 54!
. He began his managerial career in 1994 with the rookie-level Great Falls Dodgers, and was named California League Manager of the year as he led the single-A San Bernardino Spirit to a league title in 1995. He served as the hitting instructor for triple-A Albuquerque in 1996 before being named Manager of the Year for guiding the double-A San Antonio Missions to the Texas League Championship in 1997. He managed San Antonio until 1998 when Glenn Hoffman's elevation as the Dodgers' interim manager led to his return to Albuquerque, this time as manager.
In 1999, Roenicke left the Dodgers organization after seven seasons to manage the triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the Fresno Grizzlies. He led them to a 73-69 record, only one game behind the eventual league champion, Los Angeles Angels affiliate Salt Lake.
Roenicke switched allegiances once again in 2000, joining the Angels organization as the third base boach for the major league club. After six seasons in that role, he was promoted to bench coach in 2006 after long-time bench coach Joe Maddon departed to manage the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
After a brawl between the Angels and the Texas Rangers on August 16, 2006 led to a four-game suspension for Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, Roenicke served as the club's acting manager. He compiled an impressive 4-0 record during his tenure, leading the team to its first four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners since 1986.