Originally Posted by SunDeck
Winning the division is mediocre?
Bobby Cox had teams in the post season 16 times, winning 1 World Series.
I have a hard time saying winning only once is his fault.
True, Baker has been in 6 post seasons, with no WS wins. However, that performance is not too far shy of the following group; which of these guys do you not want to be your manager?
Whitey Herzog: 6 Playoffs, 1 WS win
Davey Johnson: 6:1
Charlie Manuel: 6:1
Jim Leyland: 7:1
Lou Piniella: 7:1
Mike Scioscia: 6:1
Earl Weaver: 6:1
Billy Martin: 5:1
OK, I would never have wanted Billy, either, but the rest of these guys are pretty good.
Pennants and banners are all that matter, the rest is just an excuse to spend time in the yard on a nice summer evening.
Or so I've been told.