The World Champion St. Louis Cardinals have a job opening!
Their Hall of Fame manager is leaving on top.
They have the foundation of a great team being left behind.
They can hand the reigns of the team over to a coach like Jose Oquendo or Dave McKay or Joe Pettini.
Maybe long time pitching coach guru Dave Duncan can manage the team.
Or 800 pound gorilla Mark McGwire.
OR they can insert a respected manager who happened to have a bad month.
Someone with two World Series titles of his own… including one at the expense of the Cardinals.
Terry Francona… Cardinals manager.
St. Louis is just as great a baseball city as Boston without the grief or inferiority complex.
The inferiority complex is in Chicago… and who is running the Cubs now? THEO!
Oh this could be a NEW wrinkle in the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry!!!
Become the Cardinals manager, win a World Series title in St. Louis… be beloved forever and rehearse your Cooperstown speech.
Give them a call.
I’ve never been a Tony LaRussa fan… but man you have to respect him.
He is probably the greatest manager of our time. If he’s not, he’s in the conversation.
And he retired as a World Series champ.
No backstabbing, book writing, passive aggressive swiping at management here.
This isn’t Torre or Francona’s ending where you need to remind people of the good times.
He’s out on top after winning the best World Series in a decade.
He has three World Series titles. No need to apologize for not winning more. He has as many World Series titles as Leo Durocher, Earl Weaver and Whitey Herzog combined.
I was never a fan.
But man I am an admirer.
Ozzie Guillen, Bruce Bochy, Charlie Manuel, Joe Girardi, Davey Johnson, Mike Scioscia and Jim Leyland are the only current managers who have won a World Series title now.
None more than one.
Who will take the title of “Best Current Manager?”
In the latest Sully Baseball video, I reacted to the news that the Padres were supposedly interested in picking up John Lackey.
They didn’t make a deal before Lackey had season ended surgery.
Awful news. But I don’t get mad. I make videos.
As always, all the Sully Baseball videos can be found on my ShortForm TV channel.