Re: What's Wrong
Originally Posted by Heath
Well, how do you define "the right way"? It's not like they all ran to third base first and the shortstop isn't over picking daisies in right field. Technically, they had three outs every inning, and they hit and fielded nine innings.
And what quantitative measure can you use to "play hard".
There's 162 games a year. The best anyone's done is 118 wins a year. Whether or not lackluster performances are due to travel constraints and just overall blahness, it's hard to understand those statements.
I think it's subjective but I will add this-fans who follow a winning team seem to generally think their team plays hard.
Managers of losing teams (especially those on the hot seat) tend to be convinced their guys are playing their butt's off and it's an injustice that it's not translating.
Lee Elia has suggested that Cubs fans are unqualified to define what working hard means.
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