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DON ZIMMER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Will the Cardinals Add Their Own Don Zimmer?

With all the recent criticism of the managing approach of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, as well as his hitting coach, John Mabry, in the area of the club’s ongoing offensive struggles, it seems odd that Matheny’s apparent right-hand man, Mike Aldrete, has remained above scrutiny. Perhaps it is because the bench coach is rarely seen on television other than to be...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays give emotional tribute to Don Zimmer

Warning: this 22 minute tribute produced by the Rays prior to their game on Saturday with the Mariners will tug at your heartstrings. Several current and former Rays players spill their hearts out about the late Don Zimmer, as well as Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter. Among those in attendance include Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda, and members of Zimmer’s family, including...
Via The Outside Corner
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays share valued memories of Don Zimmer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The first steps were taken in moving on, but heavy hearts remained. Less than a day after Don Zimmer's death Wednesday night, the Rays continued to share reflections about the baseball legend men throughout the game grew to love over his 66 seasons in professional baseball. Here's a collection of thoughts Thursday afternoon from the Rays clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Moment of silence held at Yankee Stadium for Don Zimmer

Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball lost a legend when Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83 in Florida on Wednesday. Zimmer spent 66 years in the game he so loved 66 years as a player, manager, coach and adviser. Zimer even was married on a baseball field in 1951 (for those […] The post Moment of silence observed at Yankee Stadium in memory of Don Zimmer (video)...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer more than just a coach to heartbroken Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Word began to reach Tropicana Field minutes before 9 p.m., the death of baseball legend Don Zimmer leaving a pall on this Wednesday evening. A game between the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, still in progress in the middle innings, continued with its sensory overload: The crowd's murmur, the pop of a catcher's glove, the sound of a ball making contact...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays broadcaster choked up talking about Zimmer

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB lifer Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83. Zimmer has left his mark on a lot of people having spent over 60 years in the MLB. Long-time reporter of the Tampa Bay Rays Todd Kalas was tasked with reporting Zimmer’s death. He stated that he has built a special relationship with Zimmer having spent 17 years of covering the...
Via The Sideline
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer's death brings outpouring of gratitude, remembrance

Don Zimmer impacted many lives over one of the longest-lasting careers in baseball -- a total of 66 years as a manager, player, executive and coach. It was a memorable life, for sure, and Zimmer was truly one of a kind. He played for the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series, played for the original New York Mets, nearly managed the Boston Red Sox to a championship in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer passes away at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A baseball lifer and one of the sport's most historic figures of the past six decades, Don Zimmer impact on the game touched many. He was player, a coach, and for the final 10 years of his life, a senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays. He became living history, a treasure trove of baseball memories that spanned from Jackie Robinson to the New York Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays honor recovering Don Zimmer, use his No. 66 jersey during series opener with Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Don Zimmer is a significant face in baseball history, and the Tampa Bay Rays found a meaningful way to let everyone know he remains in their thoughts as he recovers from heart surgery. On Friday, third-base coach Tom Foley, who usually wears No. 6, wore Zimmer's No. 66 during Tampa Bay's series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field....
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer returning for 2013 as Rays' adviser

The Tampa Bay Rays are bringing Don Zimmer back for the 2013 season as a senior adviser, marking his 10th with the Rays and 65th season in professional baseball. Zimmer, 81, said in a statement Thursday that he couldn't be happier and that the Rays always have been great to him. The Rays are one of 13 major league teams Zimmer has worn a uniform, and 2013 will help him match...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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