The Nationals have fired pitching coach Randy St. Claire. He’s being a total pro about it:
“That’s life,” St. Claire said. “I’ve been in this game for 31 years. I’ve been fired before. But it’s a tough one… I would have liked to be around when the organization takes off.”
St. Claire said he was informed on Monday night about the decision. Today, he headed to Nationals Park to clear out his belongings. St. Claire said he didn’t receive an explanation for his firing, but added that he didn’t need one.
“The pitching isn’t performing up to where it needs to be to win, and I think a lot of factors go into it, but I guess I’m easier to replace than 12 guys,” he said. “Easier to replace and cheaper to replace. But that’s the game. When the team doesn’t perform, they’re bound to make changes.”
When I got laid off from the law firm last year I said much the same thing. The guy who laid me off then intimated that it was exactly that kind of laid back attitude that made it easier for them to lay me off in the first place.
Which is yet another example of why baseball > law firms.