Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Human Rain Delay

The Seattle Mariners will announce a new manager today—Mike Hargrove. Hargrove bears a great nickname—“The Human Rain Delay.” The name stems from the fact that, as a player, Hargrove would take about 15 minutes for every plate appearance. He would step out of the batter’s box, fidget with his gloves, his helmet, his pants… He drove the pitcher nuts, but that was his plan.

Wonder why the same managers keep getting recycled? Hargrove, of late, has been a mediocre manager, never taking the Orioles close to the playoffs. Odd, indeed.