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Firing at Will: A Manager's Guide by Jay Shepherd

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“At Will” Is Alive and Well

I love baseball. I'm from Boston, so being a member of Red Sox Nation is a birthright. I don't get to Fenway Park as often as I'd like, so I watch a lot of games on TV and listen to many on the radio. Because baseball has a distinct rhythm to it, it's easy to have the game on and still work on something else (like writing this book). I can bang out a sentence or two between pitches, and then look up at about the right time to see the next offering to the plate.

When you listen to a lot of games on the radio, you pick up a lot of the sayings and automatic jokes that the announcers use. For example, if a player gets ...

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