In a preseason game Monday, Major League Baseball saw its first use of the expanded instant replay system.
But there is also reason to mourn.
Lou Piniella - June 2, 2007
Joe Mikulik - June 25, 2006
Gary Robinson - August 27, 2010
Gary Allenson - June 12, 2011
Wally Backman - June 26, 2007
Phillip Wellman - June 1, 2007
Earl Weaver - September 17, 1980
Although baseball's expanded replay system will eliminate plenty of mistakes, balls and strikes, most managers' favorite argument topics, still belong strictly to the umps. So while the apoplectic manager might become more rare, he will likely never go extinct.