The lame duck status of a manager always amuses me. Whether it is a college football coach making his way to a bowl game after taking another job or simply a guy playing out the string, letting a person stay on that has no real vested interest makes little sense. That is what the Indians are going to do with Eric Wedge.
After dismissing Wedge and firing the entire coaching staff, the team is either letting him stay on or he agreed to stay on to finish out the weekend.
How often do you see a person let go and then go back to the office for a few more days? Unless it is an actual layoff, it is pretty rare. In sports, you know it means that the inmates will be running the asylum for a while.
Wedge should walk away relatively proud, and he deserves another shot to manage. No ...
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