The Morning Rat Race

1990: Manager Davey Johnson of the New York Mets argues with an umpire during a game in the 1990 season. ( Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here back with a full-sized Sports Report for ya!  But before we hit the Scoreboard, we’ve got some news for baseball fans.

Managers Davey Johnson, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston, and Jim Leyland are up to be voted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame by a committee this week.  Anyone chosen will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next July 21 along with players voted in by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, whose balloting will be announced on Jan. 23.

Davey, of course, won the 1986 World Series with the Mets…the last time the Mets won the championship.  He had 1,372 career wins in the Big Leagues.

Davey Johnson argues

1989: Manager Davey Johnson of the New York Mets argues with the umpire Frank Pulley during a game in the 1989 season. ( Photo by: Mike Powell/Getty Images)


Meanwhile, Piniella began his managing career with the Yankees…where he led them to some good years…before he got a job with the Reds…where he won the World Series in 1990.  Piniella also had great success as manager of the Mariners.

Houston Astros v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 23: (L-R) Paul O’Neill, Marcus Thames, Tino Martinez and Lou Piniella pose for a photograph during New York Yankees Old Timers Day prior to a game between the Yankees and the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on June 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



Cito Gaston won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993 with the Blue Jays and also played for 11 seasons.

Cito Gaston Blue Jays

28 May 1997: Manager Cito Gaston of the Toronto Blue Jays during batting practice prior to the Blue Jays 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees at the Skydome in Toronto, Canada. Mandatory Credit: Harry How /Allsport


Jim Leyland had phenomenal success with the Pirates before winning a World Series with the Marlins in 1997.  He also won an American League Pennant with the Tigers…and led Team USA to the championship in the World Baseball Classic in 2017.

World Baseball Classic - Championship Round - Game 3 - United States v Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 22: Jim Leyland, manger for team United States, accepts the trophy after their 8-0 win over team Puerto Rico during Game 3 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Congrats to all managers!  I hope you all make it!

Lou Piniella

11 Aug 1991: Lou Piniella of the Cincinnati Reds in action during batting practice prior to a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport


  • Bears Beat Vikings On 'MNF'

    Let’s start with football…where the Bears beat the Vikings on Monday Night Football…12 to 10.  Four turnovers by Minnesota did them in…as the Vikings drop to 6 and 6 for the season…the Bears improve to 4 and 8.

    Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 27: Cairo Santos #8 of the Chicago Bears kicks a field goal during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 27, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

  • Embiid & Sixers Dominate LeBron & Lakers

    Over to basketball…where the 76’ers absolutely demolished the Lakers last night…138 to 94.  Sixers center Joel Embiid had a triple double…getting 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the win…as the reigning MVP is off to another great season.  Philly is 12 and 5.  LeBron James and the Lakers fall to 10 and 8.

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 27: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts behind Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on November 27, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • NBA Tonight: Knicks Vs. Hornets

    The Knicks and Nets were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks go against the Hornets in Madison Square Garden.  The Knicks are 9 and 7 for the year.

    New York Knicks v Washington Wizards

    WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 17: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks puts up a shot against the Washington Wizards in the first half during an NBA In-Season Tournament game at Capital One Arena on November 17, 2023 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

  • Nets Vs. Raptors

    Meanwhile, the Nets play the Raptors at the Barclays Center.  Brooklyn is 8 and 8.

    Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 04: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after being introduced before the game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on November 04, 2023 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Lose To Buffalo

    Hockey.  The Rangers lost to the Sabres last night…5 to 1.  The Rangers are still 15-4-1 for the season.

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 27: Alex Tuch #89 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his goal at 19:33 of the second period against Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 2023 in New York City. The Sabres defeated the Rangers 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Hockey Tonight: Devils Vs. Islanders At The Rock

    The Devils and Flyers were off.  Tonight the Devils face the Islanders at the Prudential Center.  The Devils are 9-9-1.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 18: Jack Hughes #86 of the New Jersey Devils directs his teammates before a face off against the New York Rangers during the second period at Prudential Center on November 18, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. 'Canes

    The Flyers take on the Hurricanes in Philly.  The Flyers are 11-9-1.

    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders

    ELMONT, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 25: Garnet Hathaway #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on November 25, 2023 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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