Philadelphia Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin Fines Each Player $1 for Miscues

David McCracken@crackemcFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 10:  Manager Pete Mackanin #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.  The Nationals won 9-6.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Get
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin hates it when his players make mistakes, and he makes sure that each player on the roster pays for it.

Literally. They pay for it

Mackanin has a policy to make sure his players are held accountable, so he fines everyone $1 each time any Philly commits an error. 

Per Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports:

Mackanin said Franco’s error – the third baseman lost a pop-up in the sun on Saturday afternoon despite having sunglasses resting on the brim of his hat – warranted one of the manager’s team-wide fines. The team is penalized each time a player slips up, whether it’s not hustling or failing to get a bunt down. The manager hopes the rest of the team gets on the player who brought on the fine.

"I don't get it," Mackanin said after a 13-8 loss to Pittsburgh. "He lost the ball in the sun. We're going to have to fine him a dollar."

Franco made sure to wear his shades the next inning. He said he just forgot to wear them. Franco responded with a diving catch and hit a grand slam in the seventh. It was his fourth homer of the spring but first since Feb. 27.

Heads up, Phillies: Mackanin is watching. 

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