It’s been a good week for managers who claim they have no idea about their employment contracts

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source: AP

Joe Maddon said in his press conference yesterday that he had no idea that he had an opt-out provision in his contract until someone called and told him so. Today Terry Francona raised the ante on mangers’ ignorance of the circumstances of their employment:

Is that a statement about what life is like after you’re making millions of dollars? That you get to a point where you just don’t pay attention? Or is it some sort of zen managerial brilliance that can teach us all a lesson about focusing on the here and now?

Or is it something else?

Ratto may be a curmudgeon, but he tends to be right about this sort of stuff.