You might expect this from some Bad News Bears / Major League type team, but this team is currently in first place with a 17-8 record, and lost in the championships a couple years ago.
Fans will initially get to make decisions on lineups, fielding positions, and the pitching roster ... basically what a manager does before the game. Which leads to the most amusing section in the piece, as the team owner Rich Ehrenreich discusses one of the hurdles in the move.
The toughest part of the deal was selling it to his manager Andy McCauley.
"I think he was initially shocked at the idea," Ehrenreich said. "But then I asked him how he felt about being famous."
Ahhh yes, another in the line of famous minor league managers who were replaced by marketing gimmicks. Andy McCauley anyone? Anyone???Famous For What? Getting Replaced By The Fans? [ESPN]