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It's a Case of One More White Manager

November 19, 1988

Doug Rader hired as manager. What a shocking development--a white manager in major league baseball. I guess the good old boy network is just as strong in the post-Campanis era as it was before.

I'm really growing weary of the charade that baseball goes through each time a managerial vacancy occurs. We see the same boilerplate article in newspapers over and over. It goes something like this:

"The Turkeys announced today that Manager B. Martin has been fired. Turkey General Manager Jimmy (the Greek) Campanis told (reporters) that several worthy candidates are being considered to fill the vacancy, including Bob Watson, Joe Morgan, Bill Robinson, Don Baylor and (fill in the blank--it could be Dick Williams, John McNamara, Chuck Tanner or Bill Virdon)."

Of course, we all know who will get the job.

ANDREW WEISS

Sherman Oaks

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