Joe Girardi, Paul Maurice…let me introduce you to: the Hot Seat!!…by Chuck Duboff

Fabulous number of reads yesterday for my blog on the Hot Seat which both Paul Maurice and Joe Girardi now occupy; the Yankees have lost two in a row at home…and, the boo birds were out in Yankee stadium last night; the heat is on Joe!

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In professional sports, there’s one place you don’t want to be, and that is on the Hot Seat. Coaches and managers throughout the long history of sports have always said that they are hired to be fired. It’s a what have you done for me lately business and if your record was 1-17 last season or if you are on a 15 game losing streak, the noose tightens and you know that your job is in jeopardy.

Two of my favourite teams, the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Yankees now find themselves with a coach and manager who are on the proverbial hot seat. Both Paul Maurice, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, and, Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees have been given lineups which now preclude any excuses.

Last season the Winnipeg Jets were one of the highest scoring teams in the…

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