The day after the end of the regular season in baseball is usually when the managerial merry-go-round starts turning. Yesterday was no exception. We heard over the weekend that Ken Macha would not be retained by the Brewers. John Russell of the Pirates and Jerry Manuel of the Mets joined him on the unemployment lines yesterday. The Pirates , of course havent had a winning season for years and seem to be in continual rebuilding mode. The Mets have spent alot on money in recent years and continue to underachieve. Which of these three jobs would be most desireable if you are a prospective manager? It would seem to be Milwaukee. A neucleus of good young players, a great ballpark, non-meddling management and little pressure from the media. You would think that the Brewers would be able to get whoever they want to take the job. They do need a better communicator than Ken Macha. I though it was very telling yesterday when Macha said he treid to talk with Ryan Braun but the Braun would"do what he wants anyway". The players had tuned out the laconic Macha. I don't think we need a fire breather but we certainly need someone who can relate to younger players and make them understand the concept of doing what's best for the team.
Boardwalk Empire and Rubicon join Mad Men as the best shows on TV right now. Sunday night is Must-See television.
Happy Birthday to Mario Lemieux...the hockey great is 45.
Songs of the Day-From My I-pod
Gone Country-Alan Jackson (1994) one of the hottest acts of the 90's...he's not as generic as some of the pretty boy country acts out there.
Gone Home-Stevie Ray Vaughn (1985) Stevie turns down the volumne and finds his jazzy side. Here's a live version from Montreaux.