If anyone read "Moneyball," then they would know that Billy Beane has a philosophy that he mandates his mangers use. If they violate that mandate then:
Ken Macha threw a couple of brush-back pitches at the Oakland A's on Saturday in his first comments since he was fired on Monday.
"The reason I was fired," he told the San Francisco Chronicle, "[was] there was too much interference."
According to a report in the paper, Macha said that general manager Billy Beane made on-field suggestions that made the manager uncomfortable. Specifically, he said the GM wanted Bobby Kielty to start against left-handed pitchers, but Macha started lefty Mark Kotsay in the playoffs against Minnesota's Johan Santana and Detroit's Nate Robertson and Kenny Rogers.