Originally Posted by RedsMightWin
It didnt cause them to lose but it sure didnt help them win any. Both parts sucked but that doesnt excuse one or the other. The manager is out there to give the team every chance they have to win. Pete keeps missing his chances.
Its a little easier to handle a bad game by a player but there is no excuse for bad games from managers.
Every inning has its lost opportunities - not just one play, one decision, or one individual's poor game performance.
How can you say poor performance by a player is easier to handle?
The players determine the outcome by their performance - all nine players - in fact the entire roster determines the outcome.
The manager does not strike out three times in one game leaving four men on base. The manager doesn't fail to drive in a runner from third. The manager doesn't wave a runner from third to be thrown out by ten steps. And so on.......
This manager does not offer excuses. He has to play the players he thinks will perform any given day. You have no idea how many variables go into making out a daily lineup and managing a game. And know some posters what the manager to watch for flinches on which to base his decisions.