New Padres manager Pat Murphy brings different approach
Pat Murphy brings a different approach to managing the Padres. While Bud Black might be characterized as more laid back, Murphy is more intense and a bit of a prankster. According to MLB.com's Richard Justice, when Murphy first began managing the Padres’ Triple A affiliate, he declared, "The state of play will always be aggressive.” On Tuesday in Murphy's first game managing the Padres, Clint Barmes executed a safety squeeze and Melvin Upton Jr. actually attempted a steal of home. Upton had actually played under Murphy earlier this year at Triple A during a rehab assignment.
As far as the humorous side of Murphy, Padres catcher Austin Hedges knows first-hand what that’s like. When Hedges was called up to the big leagues earlier this year, Murphy made it seem like Hedges was in trouble with the police. Hedges said, "He got me good.”
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