If you missed it, Marlins’ skipper Edwin Rodriguez resigned Sunday morning. His team had won just one game in June and lost nine in a row prior to yesterday, falling into last place in the NL East. (They also lost yesterday.)
The Fish have decided to bring back Jack McKeon to manage the club; he was born when Babe Ruth was still playing baseball. So you could say he’s up there in years. The New York Times bat blog has put together a list of facts about McKeon’s age, one of which I’ll list here:
During his World Series-winning stint with the Marlins, he became notorious for not being fully aware of all of his players’ names. That was eight years ago.
There’s a handful more — Hardball Times has their own extensive list — so click through to check it out.