I can spell,I just can't type!!
Tony Perez got fired after 44 games.
Hopefully Dusty doesn't last that long this year, unforgivable how he sabotaged the Chapman starting experiment by throwing the organization under the bus.
Will never forgive him for that, and will no longer support him
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
He will leave starters in longer to help them get a win.
He plays the bullpen by the book, never stepping outside the box if it's required.......hence yesterday.
He won't step on a players toes even if it's the best thing for the team at that moment.
He has very little sense of urgency. Hence Chapman starting to warm-up once all the damage was done. If the wheels are falling off, Dusty won't see it until they're off.
I don't hate Dusty. I think he is a good clubhouse chemistry manager. I think he is a bad strategical manager. The players play hard for him. But he can be his own worst enemy sometimes strategically.
And finally, Dusty is as bullheaded as they come.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
I agree the pen has been mismanaged, but doesn't the pitching coach hold some of that responsibility? If I guy hasn't pitched in 5 days, I'd think the pitching coach would go to the manager and say "we've got to get Broxton some work". Or even say something when Baker starts to make a call to the pen. "Hey, Dusty. I know we're down three, but Brox really needs to get an inning in. How about running him out there?".
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What happened to Perez after the firing?
But either way, seems everyone is assuming he DID and laying all the blame at Dusty's feet. You're right, though, we don't know know WHO'S really at falut (which was pretty much the point of my post).
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It's interesting that Chapman wasn't affected much by the layoff, but Broxton was a mess.
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