Red Sox

Dusty Baker’s firing, youth of Red Sox managerial candidates part of game-wide trend

(Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Never mind “old school’’ vs. “new school’’ when it comes to being a major league manager. Now is not the time to be old – or older – when you want one of the 30 big league jobs.

Friday’s announcement that the Washington Nationals would not be bringing back Dusty Baker is one more piece of evidence.