Re: Why no laptops in the dugout?
I think it would also detract a bit from the game for the casual fan if we saw a manager furiously typing away at his laptop to make his decisions. It looks much better to see the manager worried in the dugout with a thoughtful look on his face.
Not only that, but I'm sure the current ML manager do not want to give their bosses the impression that their jobs could be automated and that anyone could walk into the dugout with the right software and do their job.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!