Originally Posted by Ludwig Reds Fan
My point was only that Narron feeling that he had to lie about the reason for the lineup change, speaks volumes about his lack of leadership.
Again, I agreed with Griffey's request. A better manager might have had Griffey in RF to begin with. But he obviously DH'ed Griffey for a reason. Then "changed his mind" after the request from Griffey, then tried to act like it was his idea.
The point to this thread was not to bash Narron aimlessly, but to chalk this up to yet another symptom of the need for a manager with a backbone.
And this is not to say Narron as a person doesn't have a backbone. I'm sure he does. But Narron as a Reds Manager? He manages scared. And that makes us a worse ballclub for it. And his little "lie" to the list.
If that is your opinion so be it. Look at your first post though. You say in reference to the lie "I liked how Jerry squirmed around the question too." You said too because you did get on Narron for listening to Griffey and putting him in the field. Throwing up a post like this with the "no balls" title is asking for trouble. Your last post makes great sense and makes a great point. But lets not throw up your arms and act as if you didn't make an inflammatory thread. Rock on.