You'd think there would be a big backlash of anger from ohhh, maybe Bud Selig or somebody up top about the timing of this Joe Maddon thing.
"HE'S TRYING TO UPSTAGE THE SERIES!"
But in reality, it's all good for baseball to keep people talking and interested in the sport.
(This is way better than using "All About That Bass" and lip-synching World Series players.)
And it's REALLY good for us.
I mean, it'll probably never happen, right?
It would be impossibly cool to have him in the Cubs' dugout.
I thought from the get-go that Rick Renteria was managing the Cubs as a sort of taking-up-timer guy while the team grows and assembles.
I also think that overall Renteria has done a pretty good job.
But after the bum's rush Cub's upper management gave Dale Sveum, I figured whoever was next (unless they'd gotten Girardi) would have a limited shelf life.
And maybe this is... time's up, dude.
How about Dale Sveum anyway?
He looks pretty good in that Kansas City dugout, thinking about the ring he might get.
Anyway, if this could somehow happen I'd be ecstatic.
Just a rumor now, though.
And now... we should all be talking about what an INCREDIBLE game it was last night - what an absolute joy it is watching the gloves on these two teams, how freaking amazing the Royals' bullpen is...
Can you imagine the confidence you'd feel if you were Kelvin Herrera?
Jeremy Guthrie has pitched like a genius, but he gives up a single and a double and the Giants score their first run...
Ned Yost brings you in and you throw 4 straight balls...
He walks out to the mound and doesn't take you out, instead he talks about what to do with the next batter.
And when you get through the inning, he even has you bat (EVEN though from watching you swing it's possible you've never actually batted in your life).
So you can pitch the next inning, walk Pence, strike out Belt and then get lifted for a ROOKIE (Brandon Finnegan) who gets the next two outs.
Royals up 2 games to 1 after taking this one in San Francisco 3-2.
Entertaining beyond belief.