Sparky Anderson

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I know this may not be the most direct political cartoon, but definitely news worthy especially after all this exhausting election year. What made Sparky so remarkable aside from just managing a boy’s game, was he demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in managing difficult players or prima donnas during his tenure. He led the Big Red Machine of the Reds to a remarkable back to back World Series Championships with huge egos like Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Sr. to name a few. He came to Detroit and took a rag tag team and developed them into a world class baseball club…and I had the fortune to experience this during my childhood.

I just hope that we can have a few politicians that could exhibit the remarkable leadership, charm and energy that this great soul possessed. It seems today we have become bitter, entangled and stuck in our trenches refusing to look past our egos and convictions to embrace team work and a positive attitude to get things done.

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