Lloyd McClendon is guiding the Seattle Mariners to their best season since 2007 and perhaps their first playoff visit in 13 years. Yet when Houston’s Bo Porter was fired last week and Texas’ Ron Washington simply quit on his club Friday, ESPN’s Calvin Watkins couldn’t help but distract from Seattle’s success when the Mariners visited Arlington.
Even with Mike Scioscia seemingly safe, there are still a lot of skippers in varying degrees of danger as baseball fast approaches its stretch run. Here is my ranking of 12 managers who may feel the seat starting to get warm, and one who may be the first casualty of 2014 as soon as this week.
In this post, a tale of the (secret) tape if you will, Jerod breaks down the secretly-recorded and expletive-filled locker room speeches of Bob Knight and Ron Washington. While each is relatively similar in diction, the two could not be more different in tone.
When I first moved to Dallas, it seemed like Ron Washington was managing for his job on a near daily basis. As things stand in the sports world right now, there may be no coach outside of Bill Belichick and Mike Tomlin with more job security. Why? It’s all about earned – not blind – faith that Washington has in his players.
Colby Lewis, “Regression To The Mean”, and a Statistically Insignificant World Series Game 6 Prediction
With Colby Lewis set to take the mound for the Texas Rangers in Game 6, Jerod has found himself intrigued by the superlative playoff statistics compiled by Lewis over the past two seasons and their power to comfort or antagonize Rangers fans, Cardinals fans, and objective bystanders alike. As with all stats, it just depends on how you look at them.