Rick Renteria, Don Mattingly Among Manager of the Year Finalists

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One was fired after a winning season and another dealt with the first massive COVID outbreak. Nonetheless, Rick Renteria of the Chicago White Sox and Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins were named Manager of the Year finalists announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays, Charlie […] READ MORE


Rick Renteria Out As White Sox Manager

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Rick Renteria And White Sox Have Parted Ways The Chicago White Sox have announced that they are parting ways with Rick Renteria as their manager. In four seasons as manager, Renteria helped lead the White Sox to a playoff spot in 2020 as they finished in a tie for second place in the American League […] READ MORE


A’s Top White Sox 6-4, Advance to ALDS

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A’s 6 White Sox 4 The Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Thursday afternoon in Oakland winning the Wild Card series two games to one. In what was a true all hands on deck bullpen game, the teams combined to use 17 pitchers setting a record for a postseason game. This A’s White […] READ MORE


Top Candidates for Manager of the Year

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Managers to Watch for the Manager of the Year Award The conclusion of the regular season is nearing. That means that besides the focus being on the postseason, discussions surrounding candidates for the various awards begin. One of those awards is the Manager of the Year Award. Often times, the Manager of the Year ends […] READ MORE


Washington Nationals Manager Dave Martinez Ejected over Interference Call — An Ejection Inspection Special

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Dave Martinez Becomes First World Series Ejection Since 1996 In Game Six of the 2019 World Series on Tuesday night, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez became the first World Series ejection since 1996. This called for a special edition of Ejection Inspection, so welcome! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection: The 2019 Earl Weaver Awards

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2019 Earl Weaver Awards Welcome to the final regular season edition of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 23: Rick Renteria of the Chicago White Sox Gets Tossed Twice

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Rick Renteria Gets Tossed Twice Welcome to Week 23 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 18: Dave Martinez of Washington Nationals Gets Ejected in First Inning, Argues the Wrong Pitch

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Dave Martinez Gets Ejected in the First Inning and Argues the Wrong Pitch Welcome to Week 18 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 17: Part One — Aaron Boone of New York Yankees Unleashes Epic Rant

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Aaron Boone Unleashes Epic Rant Welcome to Week 17 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one […] READ MORE