As we reach the end of another calendar year the time has come to continue one of the oldest traditions here at my website, the naming of an American of the Year.
Well, those who wanted manager Joe Girardi to pay with his head, or at least his job, finally got their wish. On Friday, the Phillies announced that Girardi had been let go. His replacement, at least on an interim basis, is bench coach Rob Thomson.
In a time where Americans are divided as never before, Joe Manchin has demonstrated the leadership qualities required to make difficult decisions to do the right thing in the face of unprecedented partisan political and media pressure.
The list of reasons that half the country owes a huge "Thank you!" to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is indeed a long one.
Along with the battle against the coronavirus, issues of racial inequality were highlighted across the United States and around the world during the year just past. So, the selection of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett as the 2020 American of the Year is particularly important.