The Liberal Bee Jays are steeped in tradition. The program has produced three Major League managers in Mike Hargrove, Phil Garner, and Nick Leyva. Rick Honeycutt is the Dodger pitching coach. Numerous former BJ's are also college coaches. So when John Martin informed the Bee Jays that he had a job in the Cape and would not manage the BJ's this summer as expected, General Manager Bob Carlile didn't have to turn too far. The Bee Jays hired Mike Silva to be their head coach this summer. Martin gets a job in the Cape afer leading the Bee Jays to the NBC World Series title this summer. Mike Silva played for the BJ's under Jon Wente in 2001. He is the current head baseball coach at Clarendon. The Bulldogs were ranked most of last year. The Bee Jays defend their NBC World Series title when they take the field this June.