Re: Reds vs Mets 5/18/05
Originally Posted by Stormy
That criticism doesn't even touch on the woeful lineup construct, which is almost as counterproductive as the utilization of our personnel is. What a mess.
If you remember, I was a fairly outspoken critic of Bob Boone's style. But I always said that he knew what he was doing. There were good reasons for his decisions...he just couldn't stop himself from making decisions all throughout the game and constantly changing his mind.
But Dave Miley's performance this season is horrific. I'm not sure he knows what he's doing. He certainly doesn't know which direction this ballclub is going. He's not following any plan whatsoever. And he's shown not only a preferance for veterans over developing talent, but what's worse, a preferance for poor baseball players who happened to have been good at one point in their careers.
I'm about to pop a vein in my forehead just thinking about the job he's done this year.
"I fought because I understood and could not bear to understand, that it was my destiny -- unlike that of my father, whose fate it was to hear the roar of the crowd -- to sit in the stands with most men and acclaim others. It was my fate, my destiny, my end, to be a fan."