- Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee
- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
Brewers’ Macha says he’s out as manager
Question of the Day
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers manager Ken Macha is out of a job.
“They’re not going to pick up my option,” Macha told The Associated Press on Sunday night.
“He said he’s sorry if I heard it on the radio,” Macha said.
The Brewers held a club option on Macha’s contract for 2011, but it looked more unlikely they would pick it up after two losing seasons. Milwaukee finished 77-85 with a loss on Sunday.
Melvin did not return messages left by The Associated Press. A formal announcement is expected shortly after the meeting.
The 60-year-old Macha, who won two division titles with the Oakland Athletics from 2003-06, spent a large portion of the season dealing with speculation he’d be dismissed before receiving the support of owner Mark Attanasio and Melvin. But the club has failed to live up to expectations following its postseason berth in 2008.
While the Brewers reached the postseason for the first time in 26 years in 2008, Macha never had the same pitching staff that carried that club. CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets both left as free agents.
In 2009, Macha’s Brewers came into July with a two-game lead in the NL Central but went 9-16 that month to drop out of contention. This year, Milwaukee started slow, had a miserable May and spent most of the year under .500.
More changes are likely and the Brewers have big issues ahead.
The team’s All-Star core of Ryan Braun, Corey Hart and ace Yovani Gallardo are signed long-term, and the club has often featured a starting lineup with no one older than 28.
But Prince Fielder is heading into his final year under team control and is seeking a big free-agent contract that would stretch the Brewers’ budget for years to come. Second baseman Rickie Weeks also is eligible for free agency after 2011.
The president could pay the full price for ignoring Congress
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- BERMAN & MADYOON: An Iranian-Turkish reset
- MAY: Barbarians at Jordan's gate
- EDITORIAL: Obamacare in intensive care
- Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia
- Hamas terrorists wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq