Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

A Great Day In Baseball History

Congratulations to Don Wakamatsu, Major League Baseball’s first Asian American manager. It’s been far too long coming.

Won’t be too much rooting for the Mariners, but will be rooting for Don, who was the A’s bench coach this past year. Perhaps not so surprisingly, given the great number of them in the skipper position, Don played catcher in his college and 12-year pro career.

(While we’re on the topic, here’s a gratuitous shout-out to my childhood hero Lenn Sakata.)

Perhaps Don’s rise means that someday the great Kurt Suzuki or any API will be able to do the damn thing if he so desires.

posted by @ 1:29 pm | 2 Comments

2 Responses to “A Great Day In Baseball History”

  1. Prometheus Brown says:

    Go Mariners!

  2. Zentronix says:

    Ha! I see you Geo. Maybe next season will be interesting for both of us!

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