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HardballTalk ranked MLB’s managers by handsomeness

Dec 10, 2013, 3:53 PM PST


The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings seem very interesting. In reality, it’s a bunch of reporters and executives waiting around in a hotel lobby. During a patch of downtime during the meetings, our friends at HardballTalk decided to rank MLB’s managers by handsomeness. As Brad Pitt asks in Moneyball, “How can you not get romantic about baseball?”

Well-respected writer Craig Calcaterra took the monumental task upon himself, and even included analysis of each skipper in his rankings.

A’s manager Bob Melvin landed No. 10 on the list. Here’s what Calcaterra wrote about putting Melvin in the top 10:

His boss was played by Brad Pitt in a movie, yet Melvin is better looking than his boss. That’s just truth.

Meanwhile, he has Giants manager Bruce Bochy ranked No. 27 out of the 30 managers.

Look at THAT unfortunate class picture. But even though he’s come a long way, let us not pretend he didn’t have a long way to go. But you know what they call a less-than-handsome man with two World Series rings? That’s right: a champion. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently, Bruce.

Of course, these rankings are intentionally ridiculous. The fact that he took the time to really dig deep, and do some serious research, makes the story a very clickable item. Check out the entire list, and see which managers ranked first and worst.

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