Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Think of it this way:
Would you keep around a salesman who is constantly able to drum up new potential clients, but is absolutely incapable of closing the sale?
That's Dusty Baker. When the games count the most, he gets outmanaged and his teams find creative ways to lose.
I'm sick of losing. I'm sick of looking up and seeing 1990 as the last year this organization had any relevance. I don't want to turn into another Chicago or Cleveland -- where you have fans who are born, live, and die never seeing their favorite team hoisting a trophy or raising a banner. Accepting good regular seasons and poor postseasons as positive things embraces mediocrity.
It's time to go find someone who can bring this team to better things than mediocrity while there is still a chance.
Don't you think that teams typically need to build towards the levels of success that you are looking for? The Reds are on the upswing, give it time. Everyone wants to blame the manager and its pretty lame. You want to moan about lineup construction and whatever. All I know is I saw our "big bats" up a whole lot yesterday with men on and they didn't come through. Not sure that Dusty got up in those situations.