Tuesday, June 21, 2011

80 Year Old McKeon the Man for the Marlins

If my team added a manager who has won over 1,000 games, and managed a club to a World Series title, I would be excited. If the man recalls seeing "Gone With the Wind" in the theatre, I might scratch my head.

The Florida Marlins, reeling after losing 17 of their last 18 games, replaced the departed Edwin Rodriguez with Jack McKeon, the "experienced" leader who led the team to a title in 2003. McKeon is 80 years, and has been away from the game for some time. Perhaps he somewhere waiting to die, who knows?

Sure the guy is old as dirt, but he has had some success. Obviously he is not the long-term answer in Miami, but he could help a talented Marlins team find their way back into the pennant race. He already showed his authority by benching Hanley Ramirez for showing up late to a team meeting. As a Marlins fan, you just have to help he remembers the way to the ballpark everyday. 

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