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Snakebytes 10/13: All Hale our new manager

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So Chip is coming back to town on his green elephant (See Oakland MLB team mascot).

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D-backs tab Chip Hale as manager

Former Arizona third base coach Chip Hale was hired Monday to replace Kirk Gibson as the Diamondbacks manager.

The 49-year-old managed in Arizona's minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.

Arizona Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as next manager

The Diamondbacks have named Chip Hale as their next manager.

Hale, 49, emerged from a group of nine candidates to be the Diamondbacks' pick to replace Kirk Gibson, who was fired as manager last month with three games left in the season.

Chip Hale's managerial and coaching career

2000-01: Manager, Missoula Osprey (Rookie Advanced).

2002: Manager, El Paso Diablos (Double-A).

2003: Infield Coordinator, Diamondbacks.

2004-06: Manager, Tucson Sidewinders (Triple-A).

2007-09: Third Base/Infield Coach, Diamondbacks.

2010-11: Third Base/Infield Coach, New York Mets.

2012-14: Bench Coach, Oakland A's.

Diamondbacks to name Chip Hale new manager

Hale, 49, has no MLB managerial experience, but he did manage Arizona's Triple-A affiliate for three seasons, so he is familiar with the organization. Most recently Hale had served as Bob Melvin's bench coach with the Athletics (2012-14) and Terry Collins' third base coach with the Mets (2010-11).

Prior to getting into coaching, Hale played seven years in the big leagues as a light-hitting utility player. He played for the Twins (1989-96) and Dodgers (1997). Hale went to the University of Arizona and still makes his home in Tucson.

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Literally hundreds of reports on this..... I think I'll stop there.

Sadly, a lot of articles like to keep pointing out that Kirk Gibson was fired 3 days before the end of the season.  It's still a main point that most of these articles seem to be making.  I think that says a lot about how poorly the FO has handled PR in the past.

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