Managers In Danger

September 28, 2003

The Orioles have talked about signing a big free agent during the
off-season but have been mum on a contract extension for
Hargrove, who has had four straight losing seasons in Baltimore.
A recent 12-26 slide hasn't helped his cause. Manuel temporarily
saved his job by leading the White Sox into contention after the
All-Star break, but with Chicago out of the playoff hunt, his run
is most likely over. And Tracy, who has been criticized by
Dodgers players for his handling of relievers, could take the
fall for L.A.'s failure to make the playoffs despite stellar
starting pitching.

COLOR PHOTO: BOB LEVERONE/TSN/ICON SMI (HARGROVE) Mike Hargrove COLOR PHOTO: RON VESELY (MANUEL) Jerry Manuel COLOR PHOTO: TOM DIPACE (TRACY) Jim Tracy
COLOR ILLUSTRATION BOILING OVER MELTING DOWN OVER HEATING SWEATING

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)