Long time Fraters reader Haps e-mails to offer up the following SAB:
Stocky baseball manager whose teddy-bear appearance belies his willingness to mix it up with major league umpires Ron Gardenhire and...
...stocky sapient biped whose teddy-bear appearance belies its willingness to mix it up with imperial storm troopers an Ewok?
In fairness to the Ewoks they're probably better at putting together a starting lineup than Gardenhire is these days.
It should also be noted that this is not the first time that someone has remarked that Gardenhire resembles the creatures of Endor.