After taking the 2018 season off from managing, former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has found his way back to managing. He has been named as the new manager of the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels are happy to welcome Brad Ausmus as the new Manager! pic.twitter.com/LDi8A4HHQ0
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) October 21, 2018
Ausmus managed the Tigers for four years, with his best year being the inaugural season of his tenure. Over those four years, he led the team to a total of 314 wins and 332 losses. The only appearance that Detroit made in the playoffs during his tenure was in 2014, when they were unceremoniously swept out of the ALDS by the Baltimore Orioles.
After a 64-98 finish to the 2017 season, Ausmus was fired late in the year.
The pride came before the fall for Mark Dantonio’s Spartans in 21-7 loss to Michigan
Mark Dantonio is the master of using bulletin board material to help motivate his football team. In fact, I would be willing to bet he had a plethora of material that he presented to his team prior to their matchup on Saturday against their biggest rival, the Michigan Wolverines. One of his goals is to convince his players (and probably himself) that they are being unrightfully disrespected by their opponents on a weekly basis.
Who can blame Dantonio for using this strategy? After all, he has won multiple Big 10 titles, beat Michigan in 8 of the past 10 matchups heading into Saturday, and he even found a way to get the Spartans to a College Football Playoff.
But on Saturday, Dantonio made a huge mistake and his team would end up paying for it in a big way.
You see, during warmups, the Spartans were reportedly about 10 minutes late coming out onto the field. When the finally arrived, some of the Michigan players were already going through some of their own warmups around midfield.
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