Originally Posted by ThirdBaseCoach
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.
Its easier for me to handle a bad game from a player because he is competing against another player. The manager is only competing against himself.
Both are bad but the player is out there getting struck out by someone. Bad games are bound to happen for players. Managers really shouldn't have bad games in my mind.
Petes form of managing is killing me. He seems to play for future scenarios instead of going out and getting the runs that are on the base paths. I just dont understand his logic.