Wednesday, November 15, 2006

MLB Manager of the Year Awards

Today the MLB Manager of the Year awards will be announced and I really don't care.

Of all the post-season awards Manager of the Year is the one which I really don't care about. It's not just baseball - its all the manager and coach of the year awards in general. The award is usually useless. Consider that Red Auerbach was perhaps the greatest coach of all-time and he won Coach of the Year only once. Consider that two years ago in baseball Buck Showalter and Jack McKeon won the award and since that time they have both been asked to take their acts elsewhere. If nothing else convinces you that the Manager of the Year award is meaningless - just remember that Dusty Baker has one of these awards in his trophy case.

Having said that - I think that Joe Torre and Joe Girardi take home the hardware today (the late season Tigers slide probably cost Jim Leland the trophy).

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