Managing not to smile

ESPN is reporting that the Dodgers had one more mistake to make this season: Jim Tracy will not be returning as their manager next year.

“Jim Tracy has been a passionate and valued member of the Dodger organization,” [GM Paul] DePodesta said. “I have an extremely high regard for him professionally and personally. However, we felt strongly it was time for a change.”

Frankly, I wish it was owner Frank McCourt saying those words about DePodesta.

Thanks, Jim. Sorry you got a raw deal this year. Best of luck to you wherever you wind up.