Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On the Firing Line

First off, late last night the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA Championship by throttling the Los Angeles Lakers, 131-92.

Secondly, the Boston Red Sox finished off the series in Philadelphia, winning game 75 of the 2008 baseball season. Justin Masterson beat Kyle Kendrick, 7-4. JD Drew had four hits and a home run, and Mike Lowell had a home run as well. Boston heads back home, where they welcome St. Louis and Arizona.

Thirdly, it rained briefly today, and it is a pleasant, cool evening. I got to see Simon briefly, which is nice.

Willie Randolph got fired a couple of days ago, bizarrely, at about 3am, after flying him all the way to California, where he won the game and then got canned. I'm not at all sure this is going to help them. I wrote on here previously, I believe, that if the answer to the question, "who can we get to play the outfield" is "Marlon Andersen", then you have a problem. Randolph presided over one of the worst collapses in baseball history last year, so maybe he needs to be fired. Maybe a baseball team that has to run out Marlon Andersen, Fernando Tatis, and Endy Chavez as major league baseball players isn't going to win with John McGraw as manager.

The point is, the team was struggling, so the head man got canned. Period. That's the way it goes. Fair or unfair, it's your ship, so you get shoved overboard.

An interesting parallel is to the current presidential administration. Who got fired by this President because of their gross dereliction of duty? OK, I'll give you Michael Brown. Who else?

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