Yesterday the Kansas City Royals fired manager Trey Hillman. However, they let him go out with a bang by manning the throne for one last game after the announcement of his axing. That's a classy move by the organization. And go figure, the Royals won the game, something that they didn't do nearly enough of with Hillman at the helm.
Since taking over in KC in 2008 things have been spiralling downward. 2008: 75-87 .463 4th place, 2009: 65-97 .401% 4th place, 2010: 12-23 .343% last place. That's a bad trend, one that needs to be bucked. It's no wonder the Royals brass decided to move in a different direction, with management being first on the agenda. But lets be honest, aside from a handful of decent players players (Soria, Callaspo, Butler, Grienke, DeJesus), the Royals are pretty much a heap of trash and aren't going to win with Sparky-f'n-Anderson managing them.