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October 29, 2012

Larry Bowa discusses his interview with Marlins

      Former major league manager Larry Bowa was a guest on Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo's show on Sirius/XM radio on Monday and answered questions about last week's interview for the Marlins' managing job:

      Here's a partial transcript:

      Larry Bowa: "I had a nice interview with Jeffrey Loria and the general manager, (Larry) Beinfest, and (Dan) Jennings. It was a good interview."

      Host/Chris Russo: "Were you surprised they called you?"

      Bowa: "No, not really. I've known Jeff Loria for a while. It was a good interview. I had a good time exhanging ideas and everything and we'll see where that goes."

      Russo: "Are you optimistic that something could happen there?"

      Bowa: "You know what, Chris, you know how that goes. When you get interviewed, you don't know. You know, you think you did good, maybe you don't do good. I thought it was a good interview. We made some good points with each other."

      Russo: "That team could use a little feistiness from you."

      Bowa (laughs): "Yeah, that was one of the issues that was brought up."

      Russo: "They asked you how you are going to approach this team that underachieved, is that what they basically said?"

      Bowa: "Well, no, they didn't say underachieved. They said, are you gonna be, we need some intensity out there and we need some guys to play better than they played."

      Russo: "I can tell, Larry, you've still got a young heart. You want to manage. If the right opportunity comes you're going to take a job."

      Bowa: "That ballclub woud be good. That ballclub would be good, Chris."

 

World Series champion Giants were no match for Marlins

        It's not easy unearthing positives for the Marlins from their train wreck of a 2012 season, but here's one: they dominated the San Francisco Giants. Yep, the Marlins went to town on the Giants, who swept the Detroit Tigers in four games to capture their second World Series title in three years.

        The Marins went 5-2 against San Fran, sweeping a three-game series in northern California and splitting a four-game set at Marlins Park. All seven games were played in May, the one month in which the Marlins fooled everyone by making it look as though they might be legitimate, and four of the Marlins' wins were one-run decisions.

        The only opponent the Marlins did better against: the Padres. The Marlins went 5-1 vs. San Diego.

        The only opponent that gave the Giants more trouble was the Nationals, who won five of six from San Francisco.

         All of which goes to show, May doesn't mean diddly.

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         With the World Series over in quick fashion, the Marlins are now at liberty to name a new manager. However, word is they intend to interview more candidates beyond the three (Mike Redmond, Bryan Price and Larry Bowa) they spoke with last week.