Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Jocketty gets an A. He put together a pitching staff so deep it was Dusty-proof. He put all the pieces in place, and made some significant improvements to last year's roster.
I won't apologize for not jumping on the bandwagon full of Dusty acolytes, though.
Dusty's critics are often insulting to the man...I find that to be the most corrosive aspect to all this. People just like to take shots at him, I guess it's his cartoon name and unapologetic style. Reds fans haven't been so lucky in years. Dusty is a HOF manager, and his critics need to get a grip.
I wish the local media would actually kill this issue, but it is still divisive - so they won't. Lance could just come out and say to everyone the blatant and obvious fact - "You are not smarter than Dusty Baker. Period." I guess that might help everyone clear this up.