MLB CHEATING SCANDALS: THREE MANAGER FIRINGS IN 72 HOURS PROVIDES UNPRECEDENTED OFFSEASON STRETCH

Normally, the middle of January in Major League Baseball news generally consists of:

  • Waiting on the last few free agents to sign
  • Chasing trade rumors
  • Looking at the Hall of Fame vote
  • Pining for spring training to begin

Yet here we sit, halfway through the year’s first month, having seen one of the bigger scandals in the sport’s history turn the baseball world on its head. Yes, there’s a tendency to use recency bias and think “we’ve never seen anything like this!”

The thing is, I’m not sure we actually have.

In the span of four days, we’ve seen two of the last three World Series champions part ways with their managers — one of those also fired its general manager — along with another high-profile team dismissing its leader before he even managed one game. That’s 10 percent of MLB managers dismissed in a 72-hour span in the middle of January.

Read the whole story at CBSSports.com

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