Kirk Gibson and Matt Williams raced each other back to their respective dugouts
Kirk Gibson and Matt Williams raced each other to their dugouts
The D-backs' Kirk Gibson and the Nationals' Matt Williams are MLB managers. They're expected to be steady-handed veterans at the helm of their hugely valuable and closely-scrutinized organizations. They are 56 and 48 years old, respectively. All that, coupled with the fact that they're still capable of what you see below (which happened right after the lineup exchange on Monday), says it all about whether baseball is fun:
Milwaukee has a sausage race. Washington has a presidents race. Phoenix even has a race of team legends (which produced a surreal moment involving Williams on the same night). Who can we talk into making a nightly manager race a reality at every park?