Originally Posted by amsteel
There's a bigger issue at hand, either health or disagreement with management. You don't just walk away from a team that's perennially a pennant contender.
Or he got fired and they are giving him the opportunity of 'stepping down'.
Tony LaRussa walked away after winning a title. There doesn't need to be an underlying reason for him walking away. He's turning 69 in two months. That's all the reason he needs.