Re: The price of success
Agree with WOY. Boone infuriated me as a manager. I've blacked out more memories of those days as a coping mechanism.
I am curious to the percevied value of a manager. If managers aren't really important to the team W/L record, why does it matter who is manager? Wouldn't you root for the Reds to win regardless if it is Dusty or Sparky Anderson?
Or, if managers play a vital part in team success, wouldn't making the playoffs validate Dusty as a good manager? Wouldn't Reds fans want a good manager in the dugout?
Just trying to understand those who wouldn't want a winning season just because of more Dusty.