>The regular post-season sacrifice of the managers has already begun to take place all around Major League Baseball.  The day after the season ended, word came out that the Pirates (John Russell), Brewers (Ken Macha) and Mets (Jerry Manuel, as well as GM Omar Minaya) would not have the same manager to start the 2011 season, joining the Marlins, Mariners, Royals, Diamondbacks and Orioles on the list of teams that fired their manager this season.

When John Russell was told he would not be returning next season, I imagine it went a little something like this…

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