Friday, December 5, 2008

Don Money, New Coach of the Nashville Sounds, Immediately Becomes PA Guys Best Friend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 5:52 AM

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You, sir, have a wonderfully versatile last name.

The Nashville Sounds don't have a new lease (yet). They don't have new owners (yet). But they do, officially, have a new manager. Don Money, the 61-year-old former manager of the Sounds Double-A brother in Huntsville, will be taking over the warm spot on the bench previously held by Frank Kremblas.

Money is no stranger to the Brewers' organization. In 1978 he was the team's first ever All-Star. And he manned the hot-corner in Milwaukee, along with nearly every other infield position, for the better part of a decade. He's also decidedly "old-school"; according to the Sounds PR guy, Money won't be available for an interview any time soon because he's traveling and the only way to reach him is through his home answering machine.

What this means for the Sounds is anybody's best guess. Double-A is where the bulk of a team's talent pool builds up and the Brewers have been flush the past couple of years. So accolades like Money's 2007 Southern League Manager of the Year Award are best viewed through that prism. One thing we can be certain about, however, is that the PA announcer at Greer has just had his job made that much easier for him.

Baseball is slower than other sports. That's part of its charm. As such, there's a lot of downtime to fill. Here below are a small sample of the songs that should jump to the top of the "Mound Visit" iPod playlist we're sure is already under careful construction:

"Money" by Pink Floyd
"Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits
"Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
"For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays
"All About the Benjamins" by P. Diddy

Feel free to include all the currency-themed diddies we missed in the comments below.

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