Sport: Bring in the Relief Manager!

George Steinbrenner has created a farm system for skippers

It was precisely what this twisted baseball season needed. Just when fans thought the game would never be the same, when the bogus second-season pennant races were making a mockery of won-lost records, when the strike-broken season had robbed every asterisked statistic of meaning, New York Yankee Principal Owner George Steinbrenner returned the national pastime to normal: he fired his manager. Steinbrenner changes managers about as often as most fans change underwear, though he does it with more anguish and bigger headlines. The latest victim was Gene Michael, the eighth Yankee manager in...

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