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    Another manager is fired. Why is it the players are never blamed for a team's poor record?

    Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/...D=ansmsnnews11

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    The Reds, who have the lowest winning percentage in the National League, just swept the Dodgers in a four-game series for the first time since 1976. The Dodgers are now 16-24 and only 1½ games above the last-place Padres in the NL West. The last time they lost 24 of their first 40 games was 1958. Manager Dave Roberts told Los Angeles Times sports writer Bill Shaikin, "I just don't think we're playing good baseball." No kidding.

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    Today the Marlins beat the Dodgers, 6 to 5. For your amazement and amusement, here are the standings for the NL West -- and this year, in their 61st season since moving from Brooklyn, the Dodgers have reverted to being "Dem Bums."

    --------------------------------W--L---Pct--GB
    Arizona Diamondbacks.......25-18, .581 (--)
    Colorado Rockies...............23-20, .535 (2)
    San Francisco Giants..........22-22, .500 (3½)
    San Diego Padres..............17-27, .386 (8½)
    Los Angeles Dodgers..........16-26, .381 (8½)

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    "Freedom of speech? We don't need to give you any stinkin' freedom of speech!" It is truly scary that in the United States of America a ballpark employee gets fired simply for laughing at a colleague's off-color impersonation of a former announcer.......in private!

    Citi Field scoreboard operator, fired for laughing at off-color jokes, plans to file a complaint for unjust dismissal

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.3993373

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    He spent 76 years in baseball, beginning in 1942 with the Albany Cardinals in the Georgia-Florida League. His pay then was $75 a month.

    Red Schoendienst, Cardinals second baseman and manager and oldest living Hall of Famer, dies at 95

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/...D=ansmsnnews11

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    To play for 13 different teams, a player has to be very good -- or perhaps very bad. I'm still trying to decide.

    Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson to join Oakland A's, tie major league record by playing for 13 different teams

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...ams/ar-AAz5HfZ

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    This proposed stadium would be the smallest in the major leagues -- but it will be plenty big for the Rays, who so far this year are averaging only 20,800 fans per game.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance

    Rays propose a $900 million stadium in Tampa with a translucent roof

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...711-story.html

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    Another manager is fired. Why is it the players are never blamed for a team's poor record? Yes, I said that on April 19 -- and I'm saying it again. And I bet a few more managers -- Orioles? Royals? White Sox? -- will lose their job before this season ends.

    Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...D=ansmsnnews11

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    All-Star Games have no bearing on the standings and they're little more than an excuse for the best players to show off. I never watch All-Star Games. Obviously I am not alone.

    MLB's 2018 All-Star Game edges down to a record low in viewership

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/enter...f1d_story.html

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    Mike Scioscia has managed the Angels since 2000 and it looks like this will be his last year with the team. They are not going to renew his contract.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...vouJ?ocid=AMZN

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