Perhaps you’ve heard this anecdote before. . .

A new baseball manager is hired. He opens his desk drawer and finds a set of envelopes left behind by his predecessor.

The top one says: “Open during first losing streak.’’

So he opens it during his first losing streak and it says, “Blame me.’’

When the team struggles again, the new manager pulls out the envelope that says, “Open during second losing streak.’’

It says: “Blame the players.’’

When his team goes in the tank again, he reaches for the envelope marked, “Open during third losing streak.’’ The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.