Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
I like Wayne Krivsky.
You know he's doing what he can, you know he wants to win, but he keeps it close to the vest and doesn't show his cards.
Dan O'Brien had no cards.
For some reason, this post just made me think of Dan O'Brien triumphantly slamming down his last domino on the board and jumping up to proclaim victory. Only to have a fellow GM lean over to him and say, "Uh, Dan we're playing poker here, buddy...what the heck are you doing?"
The domino connection is explained below (if anyone cares) but this image pretty much sums up my view of Dan O and how much out of his league he was during his tenure as GM.
I like Krivsky too...but he is part of the reason that the game of dominos will probably be burned in my head forever as I was out of town when the Reds-Nats trade went down and had actually just turned to an ESPN channel to look for news and the World Series of Dominos (yes, Dominos) was on when the trade scrolled across the ticker. I stood up and yelled, "What!" when I saw the details and my wife looked at me oddly and said, "I didn't realize you were so into dominos."
I've come to have a slightly better view of the trade but now I have these dominos images pop into my head every once in a while...hopefully there will be something better on ESPN when the next big Reds trade is announced...