Alvin Dark managed one team (the 1974 Oakland A's) to a World Series title. He managed another (the 1962 San Francisco Giants) to the World Series and a Game Seven loss. And he managed some really bad teams in Kansas City and Cleveland as well.
"In Oakland," Dark once said, "we won by relying on speed and pitching. In San Francisco, we won by relying on power and pitching. In Cleveland, we relied on acts of God."
(This concludes the Sunday Funnies for this offseason; pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday, and I expect to resume the Pic of the Week feature next Sunday -- and the Monday print column the following day.)