Major League Baseball has been filled with a cast of characters throughout the years. Many players retire, but they just can't stay away from baseball for too long. Often enough, they end up managing in the major leagues.
Some managers are blessed with the privilege of managing a team in a large market which attracts a great deal of attention nationwide. Some managers end up with a team in a small market with a small fan base.
The success or failure of a team often leads to praise or blame on the manager, whether or not that success or failure had anything to do with the manager's abilities. A smaller-market team may not have enough financial power to fund high-caliber players, which could lead to a dismal season.
The blame must land somewhere, and all managers realize that their shoulders are the landing ground for that blame.
Many managers never receive the credit that the deserve. They have a multitude of jobs and responsibilities as managers, and the level of difficulty to bring everything together into one, cohesive unit can be immeasurable.
Take a look at some managers who don't seem to get enough credit.