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."
Phillips declined to speak for reporters, but Cueto minced no words.
“I see that I have great numbers,” he said. “I thought the way I pitched this year, I’d have a chance to go to the All-Star Game. I don’t know what happened. I don’t if know the manager of All-Star Game is pissed at me because I went out with one of his girlfriends.”