I don’t have a huge beef with this year’s Manager of the Year winner in the National League, because I understand why Don Mattingly is taking it home. His Marlins made the postseason for the first time in a long time, and did so despite dealing with a massive COVID outbreak that left the team’s schedule a mess and roster in disarray. (You could wonder what his impact was on the outbreak in the first place, but it’s very hard to throw stones without knowing more.)
Still, I guess I’m just very pleased that David Ross was a finalist, and it was very deserving that he was:
Ross, a rookie manager this year, led his team to the NL Central title and also oversaw the only clubhouse that didn’t have a single COVID case from intake to the end of the season.