Re: Could this not be DanO's fault???
Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
1. I agree with others above who say that it's unlikely Allen "ordered" the Eric Milton signing and some of the other most costly moves.
I have believed that Allen was the problem for many years even more than the ownership. Maybe Allen didn't order him to sign Milton but he might have ordered him to make a big splash in the free agency market with pitiching...and did so after most of the other big names were already signed. We know that Milton wasn't DanOs first choice from the articles on Casey getting everyone that DanO wanted except one pitcher. I'm not a fan of DanO but I dislike Allen more than JimBo, Carl, and Marge rolled into one.
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I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.