Great Moments in fact checking the headline

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From the Palm Beach Post:

 

Tony La Russa’s date of birth: October 4, 1944

Charlie Manuel’s date of birth: January 4, 1944

I understand how one may assume that La Russa is the oldest manager in baseball by virtue of him constantly implying that he invented the damn game, but Cholly is older. Both in actual age and in spirit.

I mean, I once interviewed Manuel while sitting in an automat that, on his instructions, I reached by streetcar (“you know, because of the gas rationing, what with the war on and all,” he said to me.).  I tried to go back there the next day but the automat and the streetcar had strangely disappeared.  I tried to call him on the number he gave me — “KLondike 5-3532” — but the number was disconnected.

Weirdest thing.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.