The Contra Costa Times printed a funny notion today. They proposed that Barry Bonds be named as the new Giants manager, saying, “he wouldn’t have to check his own website to find out his injury status.”

Clearly this is a joke, but it made me think, I miss the old player/manager days. Pete Rose is the only one I ever witnessed, and that clearly didn’t end well. But still there was something fun about that.

As a Mets fan, I could take LoDuca as a player/manager. Who else would be good? Girardi could probably still be an adequate backup…