From the DDN:
Todd Benzinger Ã¢â‚¬â€ best known for recording the final out of the 1990 World Series for the victorious Cincinnati Reds Ã¢â‚¬â€ today, Dec. 31, will be named the fifth different manager of the Dayton Dragons.
“We had a pool of 3-4 names,” said Reds director of development Terry Reynolds, “and Todd was on top of that list.
“I’ve had dealings with him in the past and had him to spring training as a guest instructor. He has a great personality to teach and instruct.”
Reynolds also promoted hitting instructor Tony Jaramillo from rookie Billings to be the hitting coach at Dayton. Rigo Beltran remains the Dayton pitching coach.
Again, I don’t understand this thinking…Benzinger has never coached professional anything (he’s made his reputation locally as a high school girl’s basketball coach). Maybe he’ll be great, but the firing of Donnie Scott (who won and was popular with fans in Dayton) and then this (seemingly) desperation hire don’t make a lot of sense to me.