Originally Posted by jojo
Macha was basically run out of town by his OWN players in Oakland. It's not that they didn't like him....he was HATED.
I know that there are some of us who want to see a manager who's not afraid to leave his footprints on the back of a player's uniform pants. But I don't see how the Captain Queeg approach could be expected to yield sustainable success with today's athletes, many of whom possess broad definitions of "disrespect" and enormous egos. The time to seek out a "Bob Knight of the Baselines" has long past.