You wanna win at baseball? Easy. Hire an old guy to manage your team. In this youth dominated world, it's Old-Timers' Day every day at the top of the baseball standings. The National League in particular is like an advertisement for AARP.
The Dodgers, best team in the majors, are managed by the oldest manager,
These champion geriatrics remind me of what
The National League also boasts three other graybeards in their sixties. You could hire the whole bunch to do those interminable sales pitches for old people's remedies that dominate the network news commercials every night -- fixing their dentures, going to the bathroom at their leisure and taking the right medications to ward off dementia. The average age of NL managers is almost 57, and, hey, that's supposed to be the league where more brain power is required because there's no designated hitter. They don't call it the Senior Circuit for nothing.
Not that the American League managers are all spring chickens, either. The Central Division leader is Detroit, managed by
The coaches in the NBA are the second oldest group in professional sports. And, of course, another long-in-the-toother,
Now, on the other hand, in the mean sports, it's the exact reverse: youth rules. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup behind a 38-year-old coach,
Perhaps baseball managers are older because the sport has more of a hierarchy, with the minor leagues. You have to work your way up.