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July 30, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wheels of Jim Gattis have seen plenty of miles. Grab an atlas, pick a page and Gattis has been there as a ballplayer or coach. Wherever rubber meets the road, Gattis has been there: California, New York, Florida, Alaska, Canada. Lately, though, it's been one blowout after another. Just the other day, Gattis bought two new tires for his Jeep, then blew a tire. He replaced it, then blew out the replacement. "I think I ran over an elk horn or something this time," Gattis said.
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September 6, 1997
Enough already! Will all you Times readers please stop slinging mud at Little League Manager Jim Gattis long enough to hear what the kids on his team think of him? They think he's great. They love him. They love playing baseball with him. They understand what he says to them. They don't think he's said or done anything wrong. So stop criticizing him. The kids think Jim is great and that's what really counts. It's their all-star season, not yours. Don't muck it up for them. CHARMAINE POTTER Mission Viejo I am deeply saddened to see negative comments about Jim Gattis, coach of the South Mission Viejo Little League/U.
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September 6, 1997
Enough already! Will all you Times readers please stop slinging mud at Little League Manager Jim Gattis long enough to hear what the kids on his team think of him? They think he's great. They love him. They love playing baseball with him. They understand what he says to them. They don't think he's said or done anything wrong. So stop criticizing him. The kids think Jim is great and that's what really counts. It's their all-star season, not yours. Don't muck it up for them. CHARMAINE POTTER Mission Viejo I am deeply saddened to see negative comments about Jim Gattis, coach of the South Mission Viejo Little League/U.
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August 31, 1997
I happened to be watching the Little League World Series on Aug. 23. I was proud of those boys. My own son is only 3, and if he eventually wants to play Little League, I'm sure that I will be one of the loudest moms in the stands. But what I saw and the subsequent comments quoted in The Times make we want to think twice about that. These boys are only 10, 11 and 12 years old. They are not major leaguers. They do not get paid millions of dollars to play ball. They play because they want to. They play because the game is supposed to be fun. They play because there is a chance, maybe an outside chance, that they can play in the Little League World Series and win the title.
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August 30, 1997
I was utterly horrified at the behavior and the attitude of Mission Viejo Little League Coach Jim Gattis. His words to his players, mercilessly recorded by the TV coverage, were reminiscent of the "bad guy" coach in "The Bad News Bears." Eric Karros is quoted as saying of this man who coached him in Alaska: "It was the first time I played baseball in a situation where you were there only to win. You were not there to have fun." Great for those little guys from Mission Viejo, eh? Said Jim Gattis: "In baseball, you get what you deserve.
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August 12, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Dave Taylor, a Rio Mesa High graduate and a former baseball coach at Oxnard College, was named coach at University of Wyoming on Thursday. Taylor, an assistant at Wyoming last spring, replaces Jim Gattis, another coach with area ties. Gattis, 41, played at North Hollywood High. He was named Western Athletic Conference East Division coach of the year last spring, leading the team to a 32-23 record. Taylor, 30, most recently coached in the area as an assistant at Simi Valley High in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1997
I happened to be watching the Little League World Series on Aug. 23. I was proud of those boys. My own son is only 3, and if he eventually wants to play Little League, I'm sure that I will be one of the loudest moms in the stands. But what I saw and the subsequent comments quoted in The Times make we want to think twice about that. These boys are only 10, 11 and 12 years old. They are not major leaguers. They do not get paid millions of dollars to play ball. They play because they want to. They play because the game is supposed to be fun. They play because there is a chance, maybe an outside chance, that they can play in the Little League World Series and win the title.
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August 21, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Gattis was running on empty on the well-manicured practice fields below Howard J. Lamade Stadium the day before the start of the Little League World Series. The manager of the South Mission Viejo Little League team hadn't had much sleep in the last few weeks, and it showed. His voice was nearly gone and his eyes were red. Gattis took a pinch of chewing tobacco and put it between his cheek and gum. He appeared irritated that the batting cages on the compound were old and rusty.
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June 17, 1988 | Mike Hiserman
Jim Gattis had a promising future as a baseball player cut short by a fastball that hit him in the face. Now he is hopeful that rumors circulating within the baseball fraternity do not KO his career as a college coach. Gattis, 35, is being strongly considered for the head coaching position at Cal State Northridge. Bob Hiegert, CSUN's athletic director, said this week that the former Pepperdine assistant "will be one of the finalists."
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December 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Services
Jim Gattis, a former assistant coach at Pepperdine who managed for eight seasons in the minor leagues, was named baseball coach at Wyoming.
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August 30, 1997
I was utterly horrified at the behavior and the attitude of Mission Viejo Little League Coach Jim Gattis. His words to his players, mercilessly recorded by the TV coverage, were reminiscent of the "bad guy" coach in "The Bad News Bears." Eric Karros is quoted as saying of this man who coached him in Alaska: "It was the first time I played baseball in a situation where you were there only to win. You were not there to have fun." Great for those little guys from Mission Viejo, eh? Said Jim Gattis: "In baseball, you get what you deserve.
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August 21, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Gattis was running on empty on the well-manicured practice fields below Howard J. Lamade Stadium the day before the start of the Little League World Series. The manager of the South Mission Viejo Little League team hadn't had much sleep in the last few weeks, and it showed. His voice was nearly gone and his eyes were red. Gattis took a pinch of chewing tobacco and put it between his cheek and gum. He appeared irritated that the batting cages on the compound were old and rusty.
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August 12, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Dave Taylor, a Rio Mesa High graduate and a former baseball coach at Oxnard College, was named coach at University of Wyoming on Thursday. Taylor, an assistant at Wyoming last spring, replaces Jim Gattis, another coach with area ties. Gattis, 41, played at North Hollywood High. He was named Western Athletic Conference East Division coach of the year last spring, leading the team to a 32-23 record. Taylor, 30, most recently coached in the area as an assistant at Simi Valley High in 1993.
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July 30, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wheels of Jim Gattis have seen plenty of miles. Grab an atlas, pick a page and Gattis has been there as a ballplayer or coach. Wherever rubber meets the road, Gattis has been there: California, New York, Florida, Alaska, Canada. Lately, though, it's been one blowout after another. Just the other day, Gattis bought two new tires for his Jeep, then blew a tire. He replaced it, then blew out the replacement. "I think I ran over an elk horn or something this time," Gattis said.
SPORTS
June 17, 1988 | Mike Hiserman
Jim Gattis had a promising future as a baseball player cut short by a fastball that hit him in the face. Now he is hopeful that rumors circulating within the baseball fraternity do not KO his career as a college coach. Gattis, 35, is being strongly considered for the head coaching position at Cal State Northridge. Bob Hiegert, CSUN's athletic director, said this week that the former Pepperdine assistant "will be one of the finalists."
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November 22, 1986 | David Morgan
Jim Gattis of Woodland Hills has been named manager of the North Pole Nicks, a semipro summer league baseball team in the Alaskan League, general manager John Lohrke announced. Gattis, an assistant coach at Pepperdine, was a No. 1 draft choice of the Atlanta Braves in 1974 after graduating from North Hollywood High.
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