This week there is no legal section of the blog.
Now for the Opening Day memory:
Although Bobby Winkles is probably more known for pioneering the Arizona State University baseball program, which produced Reggie Jackson among others, and posting a 524-173 coaching record there from 1959-1971, he also managed two major league teams. He went from ASU to coaching the then California Angels in 1972, and was hired to manage the Angels for the 1973 season. He lasted until mid-1974, when he was fired and replaced by two Hall of Famers; first Whitey Herzog on an interim basis and then ultimately Dick Williams. He then coached for the Oakland A's for the remainder of the 1974 and 1975 seasons and the San Francisco Giants in 1976. In mid 1977, he was named manager of the A's where he lasted until game 40 of the 1978 season when he was fired with a 24-15 record. His replacement? Jack McKeon, the same person who he replaced when he took the job in 1977. This was at the end of the Charlie Finley A's ownership era, so anything went. Here is Bobby's Opening Day memory.