Wease Still In Dugout

4/2006 – Daily News Record

Written by Mike Barber Don’t look for anyone else to be managing the Harrisonburg Turks any time soon. Bob Wease, the team’s owner since 1990 and manager since 2002, said he plans to be in the dugout for the next two to three years … at least. "At least another 20," Wease said with a laugh this week." "I should have done this from Day 1 when I bought the team in 1990. I think I know as much about baseball as most of these college coaches and assistants." It’s hard to argue with his results. He’s 111-62 in four seasons. the one thing that’s mising — a VBL championship. "I’m like one of the college teams that can get to the final game but you can’t win," said Wease. "That’s how I feel." Well, actually Harrisonburg hasn’t reached the finals since Wease began managing, but it is one of only three VBL teams to have made the playoffs each of the past four seasons. New Market and Winchester are the other two. The Turks won the Lineweaver Cup as VBL champions in 2000,giving Wease a title as an owner. But since he’s moved to the dugout, the crown has eluded him. If he wins it all this year, would he be more likely to give up coaching? "No, that wouldn’t do anything," Wease said. "I enjoy being with the guys too much. I’ll probably do it another 2-3 years. I love it."