Re: "The Poll" on Dusty Baker, part two
I didn't like the hire then, and while M2's reasoning has softened my initial hatred of the move, I'm still not on-board with it.
Big name or no, a poor history of handling pitchers, poor lineup construction, questionable use of younger players and excuse making in the press doesn't strike me as a good direction for the team.
That said, if M2 is right and this is a harbinger of bringing some bigger names and opening the pocketbooks to get the players/pitching we need, then I can learn to appreicate the move.
And when it's all said and done, while I don't care for Dusty, fact is he has a whole lotta wins in his W/L column. You can't erase all of them by simply saying "Bonds". The Giants had Bonds last year...and were in last place.
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