Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
The short-term was a big win for the Reds -- a division title. Coming in the wake of 15 years of losing, it's kind of weird that folks might minimize this.
It was a cultural change from the Presidents office down to the clubhouse, it had an impact that can be quantified by some, and denied by others.
But it in its wake it created a wave of success, expectations, assumption... about winning, that is what I see. In many ways it's like Terry Pendleton's Braves run, it has more to do with the man than his numbers, but those ended up being an asset as well.