He Gone

Last week, the White Sox fired bench coach Mark Parent with 3 games left in the season. Mark was hired as Robin Ventura’s bench coach when Robin got the manager’s job a few years ago. Mark had a 13-year career, mostly as a backup catcher for multiple teams.

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Mark broke in with the Padres and eventually played for another half dozen teams.

There are over 240 listings for his cards on eBay with most costing under $1.

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Mark has a reputation for being a no-nonsense outspoken guy.

My favorite memory of Mark’s White Sox years is the time he got thrown out of a game while exchanging the starting lineups before the August 24, 2013 game vs. the Texas Rangers. Here’s a link to a YouTube clip with Steve Stone announcing.

Parent is Gone

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This game featured a “fan experience” in which a lucky fan was selected to help deliver the starting lineup to the umpires. Truly a unique experience.

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I’m not sure why a team would fire a coach with 3 games left in the season.
The next time I talk to Rick Hahn, I will ask him.

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One Response to He Gone

  1. Chuck says:

    First Bonafacio then Parent. Major changes for sure as they are the problem. Chuck

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