November 13, 2008

Bird Land blogs Tony La Russa's fifth place finish in Manager of the Year vote

... Derrick Goold blogs about the NL Manager of the Year, who wasn't Tony La Russa. The winner almost set a record--or, I should say, the voters almost set a record regarding the vote itself.

photo by Barbara Moore

Bird Land » Blog Archive » Tony La Russa finishes fifth in Manager of the Year vote: "Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, who guided the denizens of Wrigley Field to a league-best 97-64 record and their first back-to-back playoff appearances since 1908, won the National League Manager of the Year award in a vote of baseball writers announced this afternoon. The award is Piniella’s third Manager of the Year award, putting him one behind the record — jointly held by St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and Atlanta manager Bobby Cox."