If these cartoons are any indication, there's considerable skepticism about the selection of Robin Ventura as manager of the Chicago White Sox.
First, from Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune:
Then, this from Carl Skanberg of the "Smells Like Mascot" blog, linked to from the sidebar:
I can't help but wonder what the reaction would have been had the Paul Konerko as player-manager brainstorm gone anywhere.
There hasn't been a player-manager since Pete Rose in the mid-1980s. There was time — in the 1930s, during the Depression — when the majority of managers were players as well. It was a cost-savings thing, basically — and that probably was a reason for Kenny Williams to consider Konerko, to save on the salary of a manager.