Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.
One aspect of having Dusty on board that might be of benefit (albiet fuzzy clubhouse stuff) of his experience, track record and name cachet with the players themselves.
I can easily see Narron more or less having to beg guys to do this or that. My impression, and maybe I'm way off base, is that for most of the players when Dusty speaks they will listen. At the very least, they will consider what he is talking about. These guys are only human and having that implied authority may help to impose some clubhouse discipline that has been lacking. Instead of asking, suggesting, hinting or even begging he mearly has to express himself.
How many times did Narron talk about PTGTRW and defense yet nothing ever changed. I'm sure he didn't stop talking about it behind the clubhouse doors, yet it didn't have an impact, the players didn't listen or they outright defied him.
Now Dusty could totally blow that implied authority. And he may use his implied authority to do wacky things, but in theory, I can see Dusty being able to adress issues much easier and quicker over a Narron, Miley or maybe even PMac type.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate