>I know this happened a while back, but I found out some additional news about the Wakamatsu firing that happened to fit very well into the scope of what I try to do here at BLB.

To say the least, the Mariners have been very, very disappointing this season.  Many people picked them to win the AL West because of their pitching tandem of Cliff Lee and Felix Hernandez.  Needless to say, that isn’t going to happen.  And, as is often the case, the manager is the one who has to be held accountable for underachieving.  Unfortunately, the Mariners front office has a horrible sense of timing.

Don Wakamatsu, a fourth generation Japanese American who had a fairly unsuccessful playing career before beginning his career as a manager, was fired on the night that the Mariners were celebrating….. wait for it….

wait for it….

wait for it…

Japanese Heritage Night!!!!!!

Way to go, Mariners!  Way to go!