Originally Posted by nate
It seems likely that he's headed for Pumpkinville.
However, by all means, dance with him 'til 11:45.
Exactly. Like Eddie Taubensee in 1999...I kept waiting for the crash, but he kept it up all season long.
Hairston (or HARRISTON according to George Grande) has been excellent this year-- and while I eventually expect him to revert to career norms, you can't argue with Dusty using him right now. I really like his plate approach....patient, compact swing, doing what he needs to do. He's really taking advantage of this opportunity.
Here's the tough part for Dusty.... when do you pull the plug? That's what makes a good manager-- Hairston will obviously have bad nights, but how can we tell if it's a bad night or a trend back to the norm? It's a tough call. You need to be fair to the guy and not yank him at the first sign of a struggle, but you also don't want to wait too long.