Several months ago, I noticed a quote on Twitter that resonated with me in writing this particular article:
"Everybody deserves second chances, but not for the same mistakes."
Quite often in baseball, managers are given the seemingly impossible task of molding a 25-man roster into some semblance of order, and then eventually guiding it to bigger and better things, hopefully a championship at some point.
Some managers fared well right out of the gate, taking the opportunity presented to them and successfully positioning their team for success. Others may not have fared so well the first time around, but learned from their mistakes and used their previous experience for a chance at success down the road.
And still others quite frankly never should have been a second opportunity at all.
In either case, we'll take a look at a list of managers who were epic fails the first time they were asked to manage, and then were blessed with a second chance. Blessed, of course, being the operative word.