October is generally a time for greatness to take place in Major League Baseball, as the postseason always tends to produce a few heroes.
Baseball does not, however, take the month off from knuckleheadery, which is good news for B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar and MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer. They still have their eyes open for “MLB Knucklehead of the Week” fodder.
And in the past week, there was plenty.
There were certainly some questionable managerial decisions going on, including Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s decision to keep the other-worldly Craig Kimbrel in his bullpen with Atlanta’s season on the line in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
But as far as knucklehead managing goes, it was Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly who took the cake last week. Zachary will tell you all about how Donnie Baseball basically didn’t want to win Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.
As for Gabe, his focus fell on some knuckleheadery that happened outside the confines of the postseason. A certain general manager out there opened his mouth and made a fool of himself.
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