Re: Day Game Again 1:05 start; Thursday 4.12.12 Reds @ Nationals
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Big sigh.... I suppose.
But managers are supposed to be smart. One thing I admired about Tony LaRussa was his utter ruthlessness to win a game. Nothing came above that. Every move was designed to win *that* game. No other agendas.
And a good manager puts guys in situations where they can succeed. I can see putting Simon in if they got to the 14th inning and the bullpen is running low. But the top of the 10th just is not a good aplce to put a guy like Simon in.
Ehhh. I don't think that's true. LaRussa pitched position players in tie games and left starting pitchers out there forever when they were getting torched to save the bullpen.
With that being said, watching Dusty this year is making me think TLR might not be as bad of an idea as I thought.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman