O's fire Lee Mazzilli
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:36 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:57 PM
the orioles should have finished third if the sox and yanks performed liek the sox and the yanks.
but neither of the eastern powerhouses have. suddenly, mazzili can't handle a team that features, now healthy, lopez, miggy, mora, ryan, and roberts, who was an all-star.
the freefall coincides with the fall of roberts and the decline of others, but if one wishes to put any worth into the managerial position, then the manager must take responsibility when his team drasticalyl underperforms at such a pace that it is well out of contention at the beginning of august in what has becoem the easiest division in the american league.
and to reiterate the point, this team is 4th in the easiest division in the al. yanks and sox haven't been dominant this year. hell, neither even leads the wild card.
additionally, a team liek the orioles has even less excuse to finish behind a halladay-less toronto team. even moreso, this team has no excuse to be 4 games under 500 and BEHIND DETROIT IN THE WILD CARD RACE.
injuries affect everyone. mazzili failed. he didn't know what to do when a team slumped, and he was unable to harness incredibel talent.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 01:19 AM
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