With the team in a late-season swoon that threatens to drop them from playoff contention, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday that Ned Yost has been dismissed as manager . . .For as bad as it has been for the Brewers lately, they are still tied for a playoff spot right now. Can anyone recall this happening at such a late date with the playoff race as tight as it is? Even Billy Martin was canned before the 100 game mark in his multiple stints with the Yankees.
. . . The announcement was made by Brewers Executive vice president and general manager, Doug Melvin. “This was a very difficult move to make, and we appreciate all of the work that Ned has done to develop this team into a contender,” Melvin said in a press release. “In the end, this was a collaborative decision made to put our Club in the best position for the final two weeks of the season.”