Miscik named Baysox manager

November 11, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Bob Miscik is going from Triple-A to Double-A, and he's happy about it.

Miscik, who managed the Rochester Red Wings to a 141-141 record the past two seasons, yesterday was named manager of the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League.

During conversations with the front office throughout the year, Miscik, 36, expressed misgivings about managing at the Triple-A level. He welcomed the move to Bowie and did not view it as a demotion.

"I think I'm probably better suited as a teacher at that level," Miscik said. "You've got so much movement [at Triple-A], people going down and people going up to the big leagues.

That affects the morale of your club. Every time that happens, four or five other people are affected by it.

"You are constantly dealing with people's heads. Players at that level are more interested in getting to the big leagues than in learning more about the game. I'm really looking forward to working at the Double-A level."

Two days ago, Orioles director of player development Syd Thrift announced that Marv Foley would be the new Red Wings manager.

Thrift said Miscik "really enjoys working with players in their earlier stages of development. I like his spirit, his attitude, his education. He went back to school and got a second degree in kinesiology."

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