Popularity contest

Apparently, neither Chicago baseball manager is very popular with players. In a survey of 380 Major League players, 26 percent said they did not want to play for Lou Piniella and 21 percent said they did not want to play for Ozzie Guillen. The results will be published in this week’s Sports Illustrated. Tony La Russa was third among least favorite managers, as 10 percent said no to the Cardinals skipper, while the Dodgers’ Joe Torre and Indians’ Eric Wedge were tied for fourth, each getting 4 percent of the vote. Note that players were not allowed to vote for their own manager.

They are fickle. In last week’s SI poll, Torre finished second when players were asked which manager they most wanted to play for.

– Carrie Muskat 

6 Comments

Notice that all the guys on the top of this list are winning managers. I don’t think to much should be attributed to this kind of stuff.

LaRussa only came in third? I guess that’s what happens when you only give Scott Rolen 350 blank ballots.

“last week’s SI poll, Torre finished second when players were asked which manager they most wanted to play for.” That’s because they only asked three players and two of them were not Derek Jeter.

Yeah, it’s like all the kids wanting the most popular teacher at school. No one wants the teachers that make them learn and do their work – no one wants the managers that will make them run hard and not allow hot-doggin’ it.

Poor babies!

Who Cares? How about a GM poll to see where Hendry would rank with all team owners…would they want him as their GM??? DeRosa!

At last! Someone who udnsetrands! Thanks for posting!

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