Not that this is much of a shock, but 80-year-old Marlins manager Jack McKeon told reporters he would retire after Wednesday's game.
"I hope to continue to do some kind of work for them if they will have me," McKeon told repoters (via the Palm Beach Post). "It has been a great run, really. I'm disappointed I couldn't work the magic that we had in ’03 here but I think you guys understand the circumstances."
McKeon, whose first big-league managerial job was in 1973, took over the Marlins after Edwin Rodriguez was fired in June. The Marlins went 39-48 under McKeon.
McKeon, who led the 2003 Marlins to the World Series title in 2003, managed a total of 16 years with a 1,050-988 record.
He joked that he'd like to return in a couple of years to break Connie Mack's record as the oldest manager in baseball history.
"Hopefully in 2017 or '18 I'll be back," McKeon said (again, from the Palm Beach Post). "That would be big motivation, to beat Connie. I'm number two. Hopefully the good lord gives me enough good healthy so I can last another seven or eight more years so I can do it again."
There's been plenty of speculation that the Marlins would search a big-name manager such as Ozzie Guillen in the offseason in preparation of their new stadium opening next season.