Re: Dusty Proofing" the lineup??!!
Not trying to bash Dusty here. Actually, maybe I am, I guess. Maybe just disbelief whenever I read about "Dusty-Proofing." If it isn't true, then it certainly is insulting to Dusty Baker. Yet multiple sources refer to the term as commonplace.
Just curious if anyone had heard of another example where the lineup needs to be "protected" from the manager messing it up.
I understand "you work with what you have."
But the Hanigan example is one of many. I have always wondered if this happens with teams in other cities, because I don't recall it ever happening here, even with Miley, Narron, etc. e.g. "Better make sure we have the lineup locked in, so the manager doesn't have any choices. Because we all know he'll mess it up."
"And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.