Hot start or hot seat for Mazzilli

Originally Published: April 4, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Our least favorite question – and often the least fair – as we enter a baseball season is the gratuitous "Who will be the first manager to be fired?"

Baseball's unpredictability, one of its greatest features, makes such questions so difficult to answer, but here goes: April will be very important for several teams and managers, but mostly, Lee Mazzilli of the Orioles.

The Orioles have had seven consecutive losing seasons, more than double the longest such streak since the ...

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