Originally Posted by dfs
Well yes. And Pete Rose is first in making outs. You don't get the chance at the longevity if you are not doing something right.
Baker has very real skills as a manager combined with some very obvious flaws. He can be maddening to watch when things backfire, but the notion that Dusty is some clueless mouth breather that sits in the dugout chewing toothpicks instead of paying attention to the game is just silly.
Still not disagreeing with you -- but -- there had to be a but --- an awful lot of his wins
(840-715) were garnered with the San Francisco steroid gang.
I have trouble getting past that.