MLB Opening Day is Here and Counting Down The Days For Jeff Hornacek

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SPANISH HARLEM – Nothing says Spring like Opening Day for Major League Baseball, for most of us in New York this day couldn’t come any sooner. The Mets and Yankees have high hopes to start the year and the possibilities are endless. Dare to dream because nothing bad has happened yet… unless your a Greg Bird fan but the Yankees have enough depth that this injury won’t make or brake their start to the season. While talking about hope I will change directions and also discuss the potential firing of Jeff Hornacek but lets start with more baseball.

OPENING DAY

Major League Baseball made the right move this season having all the teams play on Opening Day. Nothing was worse than watching another team start the season, as MLB usually had two to three games of marque match-ups to start the schedule. If the Yankees or Mets were not included in those match ups, that meant you had to until the next night to see your favorite team. Baseball has become a regional sport so it was the only move to make to appease each cities fan base. Today will be a great day for baseball, no fan or team is left behind to wait, the magic starts now!

Scheduled:

Cardinals at Mets (1:10pm Start Time on SNY)

Yankees at Blue Jays (3.37pm Start Time on Yes)

Jeff Hornacek

The news lately coming out for the New York Knicks centers around their head coach, Jeff Hornacek. It looks like the writings on the wall and the organization will be looking for a new head coach next season. I didn’t think he had much of a chance to stay on once Phil Jackson was fired but the season was quickly approaching and new GM Scott Perry decided to keep this coaching staff together for at least one more season. The rebellion in the locker hasn’t helped, with infighting from players like Joakim Noah and Kyle O’Quinn. Now we have a player in Tim Hardaway Jr. drawing up plays in games. Nothing says I know I’m dead in the water than a coach that gives up his duties during a crucial part of the game. At this point in the season Hornacek has one foot in and the other ready to run out the door.

This was never going to end well for the Knicks or Jeff Hornacek. He had the stink of Phil Jackson on him and we know how the players felt about Jackson so it was only a matter of time before they turned on him too. The next question becomes… who will be the next Head Coach of the Knicks? The name that comes up often is Mark Jackson, a guy who played in New York and coached the Golden State Warriors for 3 seasons before being fired for Steve Kerr. Another name thrown around is Doc Rivers, who also has ties with the franchise as a player. Whatever they decided, they have to bring in someone they believe in and provide all the possible resources to make this team a contender again.  The time is now to change the culture of this franchise and that will start with a new head coach… the right head coach.

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