The 2018 baseball season will see a number of new managers, notably three of the 2017 MLB Playoff teams. As those teams look to new managers, we will explore what it takes to achieve career greatness by reading the account of Hall of Fame Manager Tony LaRussa, in his book, Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager, co-authored by H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger (Highbridge Company, 2005). As a starting point, we will discuss the strategy, baseball instincts and personalities of past and current managers. As always, we will discuss the upcoming baseball season — because while “there is always next year,” — who knows, it might be this year!