New senior circuit
Jack McKeon didn't get a four-year contract when the
McKeon is clearly a bridge guy to
Wouldn't it be great to see a parking lot full of buses from senior residential homes in the parking lot at
It's ability, not age
No one would think of banning someone from managing simply because they were too young. So why stop someone from doing the job because they've passed an arbitrary number on the other end?
Jack McKeon led Florida to a
Baseball's six-month schedule, which includes 162 games and tens of thousands of miles, is a test for young and old alike. But if someone's up for it, let their ability and performance determine whether they can do it, not their age.
Other than pilots …
Finally, a question for the ages. The notion that there is a specific number of years that would preclude a qualified candidate from doing any job goes against everything I believe in — except when I'm flying on an airplane. I'm not going to feel too comfortable with a 80-year-old pilot when it comes time to unstick the landing gear, but there aren't going to be a lot of lives hanging in the balance when Jack McKeon needs to slip back to the clubhouse for a can of Ensure.
Managing a baseball team is largely a human resources job, and there are plenty of times in a season when all that experience is going to come in handy. I just think that if McKeon is going to channel the late
It's just a number
No one should be prevented from doing any job because of age. Ditch digger. Accountant. Baseball manager. If you can do the job, you can do the job.
Was Jack McKeon too old at age 72 in 2003 when he took over a struggling Marlins club? McKeon energized the Marlins all the way to a World Series victory.
Age is just a number. And in sports, the only number that matters is who's No. 1.