The Chicago Cubs Once Had A “College of Coaches” Instead of a Manager

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Today in 1961, the Chicago Cubs announced they wouldn't hire a manager for the new season, and would instead use a rotating "College" of coaches. You can probably guess how well that worked out. Plus: the Author Clock shows you the time not simply as a set of numbers, but as part of a quote from a well-known book.

P.K. Wrigley and the College of Coaches (The Hardball Times)

The literature clock tells you the current time using a literary snippet (Messy Nessy)

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