With the season thoroughly lost and only moral victories available, there is little pressure surrounding the Detroit Tigers. Winning or losing doesn’t really matter at this point. Because of that, for the first time in his managing career, the microscope has been removed from Brad Ausmus. Ausmus has been a constant source of frustration for fans through his four years as the Tigers’ manager. The calls for his firing have been so constant that he debated using the nickname “Fire” on his MLB Players’ Weekend jersey. But this is not the scenario that most saw Ausmus’ future being decided in. Most saw him being fired in a blaze of glory after another near-playoff miss or mismanagement of a bullpen.
Antonio Conte’s bumpy summer at Chelsea appeared to get a little smoother with a gritty victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at Wembley. According to a report in German football magazine SportBild, Chelsea has lost its patience with Conte, who won the Premier League in his first season as a manager in English football. In the Italian’s place, Chelsea is reportedly keen on appointing Thomas Tuchel, the 43-year-old German manager who spent two years at Borussia Dortmund before leaving the Bundesliga giant in May.
While millions of people around the country looked at the sun, (with protective glasses of course) a few furry friends created eclipses of their own.