Who knew that beating the Orioles could get you fired? That's what happened to Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez, who was let go following a 10-4 win over Baltimore Tuesday. Gonzalez, the ninth manager in franchise history, was 276-279 in three-plus seasons.
Let's read a hilarious quote by Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria:
"We owe it to our fans to put this team in the best possible position to win."
Anyway, former AAA New Orleans manager Edwin Rodriguez takes over on an interim basis, while a permanent name that has been floated around is Bobby Valentine. We at Offbase suggest Wallace Fessenden, who went 4-7 as the skipper of the second-place 1890 Syracuse Stars.
[UPDATE: Fessenden died in 1935]