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Saturday, October 16, 2010

CMC Managerial Victories and the ALCS

I was all ready last night to write about how this particular CMC set statistic had increase Friday. It did increase, just not by the number I'd hoped.

The set statistic is the number of ALCS victories by current major league managers who were members of the CMC set. It started the day at zero. It ended the day at three. But it could have been four, had Ron Washington's Rangers held on last night.

The three extra wins came in the form of Seattle's hiring of former Indians skipper Eric Wedge. Wedge was a member of the CMC set, as a player on the 1990 New Britain Red Sox. By the way, I understand it's still not official official, but I'm going with it for today.

Wedge got his three ALCS wins in 2007, getting out to a 3-1 series lead only to see his Indians lose to the eventual champion Red Sox, an organization he once played for.

Wedge last managed in the majors in 2009. He takes over a team that had also been helmed by a CMC set member, Don Wakamatsu until he was fired in August.

So, here's hoping that ALCS win record increases again tonight to four. Actually, I, like the rest of the non-Bronx baseball world, would be rooting for the Rangers even without Washington's presence. I just don't think I could stand the Yankees back in the series again, much less winning.

And, I realize CMC set member Dave Eiland, one of my first reviews on this blog, is the Yankees pitching coach. I can only bring myself far enough to root that he gets frequent visits to the mound.

165 - Ron Washington, Different Adversity, 3/21/10
202 - Dave Eiland, Columbus Clippers, 1/8/10

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