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Old 09-27-2012, 06:46 PM
RKMeibalane RKMeibalane is offline
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Originally Posted by WLL1855 View Post
I never have understood the logic of firing a manager with just a few games left in the season. Are teams worried the news would get lost in the shuffle as the playoffs were spinning up?
I think it happens for two reasons:

1. It prevents the normal speculation that ensues as soon as the last out of the season is recorded, and allows everyone to enter the off-season knowing that they'll have a new manager next season.

2. On a more personal note, it affords players, coaches, and other members of the organization close to the manager a chance to say goodbye, as people frequently go their separate ways once the season ends and may otherwise not have a chance to do so.
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