When Jack McKeon Managed Beer-And-Chicken-Lovin' Josh Beckett In…

The Boston Globe story on the Red Sox's September collapse included a lot of semidamning revelations, among them that starters John Lackey, Josh Beckett, and Jon Lester ate fried chicken and drank beer while playing video games in the clubhouse during Sox games. Quelle dommage! Apparently Terry Francona lost control… » 10/12/11 8:15pm 10/12/11 8:15pm

Old Man Jack McKeon Will Retire After Wednesday's Game

Well, this half-season at the helm of the moribund Marlins was not what I had in mind when I was told about an all-expenses-paid vacation in South Florida, the 80-year-old manager thought to himself, shortly before notifying the Marlins brass of his resignation via telegraph. [Twitter] » 9/26/11 4:40pm 9/26/11 4:40pm

Watch As Clay Hensley Takes Out His Frustration On A Water Bucket

It was only the third inning and the Marlins were still winning, but there were still no outs when Clay Hensley hit Ruben Tejada with a pitch and walked Lucas Duda with the bases loaded. After Hensley's 1-1 pitch to David Wright nearly sailed into Wright's chest, Jack McKeon just couldn't take it anymore. Then, as he… » 9/02/11 1:15pm 9/02/11 1:15pm

Jack McKeon Thinks He Can Silence Logan "Twitter" Morrison; So Far, He…

On Saturday, Trader Jack benched Twitter-happy outfielder Logan Morrison, who's hit .189 in June. McKeon said he would try "something different. Give 'Twitter' a rest." McKeon once thought "Twitter" was Morrison's dog. Now it's just a chiding nickname. » 6/28/11 3:40pm 6/28/11 3:40pm

Jack McKeon Has Had A Very Jack McKeon Couple Of Days

And it was a thing of beauty to watch, for fans who view coaches as interesting or influential as any athlete. Even if they're 80 years old and are baseball's Winston Wolf, just waiting for the call to clean up someone else's mess. » 6/22/11 12:35pm 6/22/11 12:35pm

Old Man Jack McKeon Pulls Reliever In The Middle Of An At-Bat

Randy Choate started the eighth for Florida tonight: He walked Bobby Abreu on six pitches, then went to 2-1 on Alberto Callaspo. That's it, new 80-year-old sheriff in town Jack McKeon decided, and he pulled Choate for Burke Badenhop. » 6/21/11 10:12pm 6/21/11 10:12pm

Every Manager Whose Career Began After And Ended Before Jack McKeon's

Jack McKeon will likely be named interim manager of the Marlins, making him the oldest skipper in baseball by 14 years. McKeon broke into pro baseball in 1949, the same year as Mickey Mantle, and debuted as a major league manager in 1973, as did Whitey Herzog. Of the 671 managers in major league history, 157 of them… » 6/20/11 10:30am 6/20/11 10:30am

Blogdome: It's College Football Time!

News and Views From a Galaxy Located Somewhere Near Your Basement ...
• Boy, it sure is nice to see people previewing an actual college football game. [Sporting Fool]
• Life can get treacherously dull in September when you're a Cubs fan. [Bleed Cubbie Blue]
• Jajaja! [Yard Work]
• He may be cuddly, but it's clearly… » 9/01/05 3:25pm 9/01/05 3:25pm