Re: This year and 1997
FCB, The coincendences are what draws the comparison, but I have no idea if it stops or continues.
I'm not drawing any conclusion on how O'Brien gets out of it. That's not what I'm interested in when looking at the 2 years.
I just see alot of the same stuff.
Pendelton - Aurilia
Miley and Knight both had battles within the clubhouse, Miley's much lighter... but both were under fire throughout the year.
The call for "Leadership" to right the ship.
The insistance that "small ball" can fix things.
Boone - Kearns
No clear cut AS Game choice is another unmentioned thing.
Patterns are funny and the Reds seem to be locked in a vortex that is more Ground Hog Day then forward moving.