Raise your hand if you knew that John Russell was named manager of the Pirates.
I can't raise mine.
Here's what makes this even more embarassing for me:
When the Pirates hired him, I was working for a sports show where the first thing we had to do each day was read the sports headlines.
We read headlines on marathon runners, cricket players, and women's lacrosse coaches.
Somehow the Pittsburgh Pirates getting a new manager escaped our headlines.
God speed, John Russell.
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