Re: Dusty Baker: Teflon Manager
I want to get back to the Sheehan article on this post. If you know Sheehan, you know that he has been a Dusty hater since he's been writing. The title really says a lot, because when critics give someone else the title "teflon", it usually means that that person succeeds when their critics think they shouldn't. This was the case with Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Rudy Giulliani, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise and many other public figures.
The way I see it, Dusty Baker and his success really bothers Saber fans like Sheehan, because he consistently wins when all of Sheehan's calculations "prove" that he shouldn't. I mean how can a guy go to the playoffs 9 out of 14 years as a manager, when he doesn't know that OBP is the most important part of the game? It must be so frustrating to Joe, that I understand why he rants. If I kept saying that you can't make money by charging people $4 for a cup of coffee, I would be ranting about Starbucks and calling them the "Teflon" Coffee House too.