Many view Tony Soprano as a cold hearted killer who doesn’t care about other people. That’s not true. He’s a troubled man who wants to better himself. Tony Soprano was one of the first tough guys who admitted that he needed help. He went to therapy to find the root of his issues.
Being a MLB manager is tough. Despite every joke I’ve made in the past 25 slides, I recognize how tough it can be. Take yourself as a sports fan. How upset do you get when your team loses? Personally, I get pretty upset. Now, if I were in charge of making the decision that either directly or indirectly led to the team losing, I don’t know if I could live with myself.
I would need therapy.
Soprano recognizes his flaws and is in the process to become a better person. Does it work? Not exactly. But you have to give him credit for trying. After losses, we know Soprano would have a session with Dr. Melfi to help him learn from his mistakes and deal with the emotional pain of losing.
And we’d probably find the manager of the other team in the ocean a week later.
Best Fit: San Diego Padres
The Padres have one playoff win in nearly 20 years. If I asked you to name the greatest Padres player in the last two decades, could you do it? Don’t lie.
My point is, the Padres have been terrible for a long time, but no one talks about them because they’re just irrelevant. They’re not the plucky team that sometimes makes it and experiences heartbreak. They have to compete for headlines with the dozen other Los Angeles teams and they’re always at the bottom of the list. They can’t even make the back page of the L.A. sports section. They’re so irrelevant that they’re pushed to the second page of the Arizona sports section.
Tony Soprano brings them to relevance. In fact, they’d win a World Series within the next five years with Soprano. Because therapy is legit and no other managers would exist.