Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
However, if there really wasn't interest in Dusty, why would you bring in a guy of his name calibre as your minority candidate?
Maybe he applied for the job? With his experience and slightly over .500 record, it would be tough to justify not interviewing him when Bud's office called the Reds to ask "Why didn't you...?"
Obviously, a lot of people are fearing the fire from the smoke that John Fay saw. I'm content to believe it was just the smoke from Dusty's cigar. The smoke cleared when he stubbed it out in the CVG airport ashtray and flew back home.