Waka Wakamatsu, indeed. Perhaps a victim of his own 2009 success, Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu got axed after leading his team to 42-70 record on the year. Them high expectations can be a killer. So is the perception that Wakamatsu "lost the clubhouse" and also that he had a role in leaking Ken Griffey's snooze news, precipitating his unceremonious departure earlier in the season.
You know, they used to catch alot of those captive orcas up near Seattle. Happy trails, Don. May you live a long life and helm many more rebuilding projects.