In a summer where the NBA hired an Asian American GM and an Asian American signed an NBA deal, MLB saw its first Asian American manager fired.
Wak deserved a better fate, but you can’t fire the players. It wasn’t all of his fault, but he had lost the team and the Mariners were udderless.
The front office abandoned its trust in Wak early in the season (after it was apparent that the team would not contend). We are sorry to see you go and hope another opportunity comes up in the future.
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The latest from the NW Asian Weekly. Rafe Bartholomew’s newest book, I highly recommend, about the love Filipinos have for hoops. The fact that Manny Pacquiao balls to get ready for fights tells you something about how much people love hoops.
Courtesy of Rafe Bartholomew