Re: Is the Presence of Jim Beattie scaring off some potential GM candidates?
Originally Posted by traderumor
I could care less if the GM is in the office for X of hours a week. Face time sucks as does expecting people to do nothing but work just because they have an important position. Just do the job, however long it takes.
I should also point out that the "source" for this innuendo about Beattie was the afternoon "Big Show" here on WEEI am in Boston. Beattie was a candidate for the Red Sox' GM job, and allegedly the Team President (Lucchino) wanted to give it to him, but the owner (John Henry) vetoed him.
His lack of time at the office was one reason cited by WEEI, not by John Henry.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids