Friday, June 20, 2008

BASEBALL MANAGERS FACE THE FIRING SQUAD

On a day when the losing Toronto Blue Jays had a big bloodbath with John Gibbons replaced by Cito Gaston of all people, the front page headlines on all the websites are about whether the even worse Toronto Maple Leafs will trade Mats Sundin to Montreal!!!

The biggest firings in years in Blue Jays land, and the press is asleep in Toronto. No wonder GM J.P. Ricciardi chose today to do the dirty deed: he figured the entire press corps in Toronto would be preoccupied with hockey, as usual. He'd have been RIGHT.

It sure would have been a different story if the Blue Jays were based in New York. Heck, when Willie Randolph was ashcanned by the Mets earlier this week in the middle of the night, the press in New York went nuts.

But in Toronto, no one cares. All they care about is HOCKEY and the DRAFT TONIGHT.

It's baseball season, gang. Get with the program.

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