Six months ago I picked the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the World Series.
The D'Backs will finish the 2014 season with the worst record in MLB.
Today, the D'Backs fired manager Kirk Gibson.
In 2011, Gibson led Arizona to the NL West title, but the D'Backs have underachieved ever since.
The writing was on the wall the moment back in May when the D'Backs hired Tony La Russa to be Chief Baseball Officer.
Earlier this month, Kevin Towers was dismissed as GM. It was only a matter of time before Gibby would follow him out the door.
Yesterday, the D'Backs named Dave Stewart their new GM. Stewart, of course, was La Russa's ace on those great Oakland A's in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Could firing Gibson be La Russa and Stewart's way of getting back at him for taking Dennis Eckersley deep in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series?