GM's nowadays seem to prefer a stooge to a strong manager (see Boone/Bowden).
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill
Big bats are comming up,
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I think I may puke.
I can't stand Roger Clemons!
And I'm sick of his show at the end of the season every year.
to think that OF of Dunn/Jr/Kearns has devolved to Dunn/Hopper/Hollandsworth.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
Norris Hooper? These guys need to pay attention to what they're doing.
And yeah, Narron certainly hasn't helped the cause today. It could have gone in a whole different direction if he'd put his A game on the field and replaced Arroyo when it was obvious to everyone but him.
I guess he didn't feel this game was important.
Why did they say Shackleford has an inflated ERA?
Bronson Arroyo came into today's game with 221.1 innings pitched (first in the majors) and 3,520 pitches thrown (first in the majors).
So with the team essentially a non-factor for the playoffs, Jerry Narron elects to allow Arroyo to throw 120 pitches in today's game, including 38 pitches alone during a high stress 5th inning.
Excellent job, Narron. This really is phenomenal management and caretaking of one of the franchise's best pitchers.
I can't wait until Narron gets his hands on Homer Bailey.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.