That's the question posed by AL.com's Joey Kennedy:
My first thought when I read News staff writer Barnett Wright's al.com blast that Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos was going to interview for the Jefferson County manager's job was: Hey, Tony, are you on something? That'd be like managing the Houston Astros. Heck, worse.
Let's break down the pros and cons, shall we?
*Makes an unknown, yet likely impressive, salary.
*Flies on chartered jets.
*Watches baseball 162 times a year.
*Is hammered on blogs, even though not in press.
*Watches Astros baseball 162 times a year, and can't change the channel.
*Watching Astros baseball 162 times a year has led to temporary insanity, resulting in sticking Jason Michaels in the lineup regularly.
Jefferson County manager
*Alabama's most-populated county
*Probably would live in Birmingham, which is a nice little place.
*Great news: the bridge on Grant's Mill Road will re-open after 18 months of being closed.
*Jefferson County just got sued by the Federal Government for overcrowded jails.
*You get compared to the manager of the Astros.