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Listach will interview with Brewers

Oct 16, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

The Brewers have asked for permission to interview third base coach Pat Listach for their open managerial position, and general manager Mike Rizzo has granted the request.

Listach, who is preparing to manage in the Puerto Rican winter league, confirmed he will fly to Milwaukee and interview with GM Doug Melvin on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old former Class AAA manager in the Cubs’ system has served as the Nationals’ third base coach for two seasons and will be retained if he doesn’t land a managerial job elsewhere.

Listach has plenty of ties to the Brewers. He played five seasons in Milwaukee and won AL Rookie of the Year honors in 1992.

He’s one of several known candidates for the job that became available when Ken Macha was fired at season’s end. Others in the running include Bob Melvin, Joey Cora, Cecil Cooper, Tim Wallach and possibly Bobby Valentine. The Brewers also talked to Eric Wedge, who is expected to be named the Mariners’ new skipper.

  1. NatBiscuit - Oct 16, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    I'll be sorry to see Listach go if the Brewers hire him — happy for him, but sorry to see him go. We have had some pretty bad third base coaches (tim tolman, cough) but Listach has not run us into too many outs. (In my opinion Tony Beasley was the best we have had). Frank's first thirdbase coach (name escapes me) was a little inconsistent.

  2. Big Cat - Oct 17, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    "Hold up! Hold up!" (Throw bounces meekly, 30 feet up the 3rd base line. Tying run stranded at third as next hitter fans on 3 pitches)

  3. Anonymous - Oct 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    Agreed. He didn't run us into any outs, because he never let anyone come home. He will not be missed.

  4. Anonymous - Oct 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    The coaching staff needs to be shaken up, the worst news of the 2010-11 offseason has been that all coaches have been retained, so I say good luck Pat, hope to never see you in a Nats uniform again!

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