I have liked it from day one and I still do. People who think we could have landed someone better are mistaken IMO. Dusty will get us over the hump and into the playoffs.
Joe Torre was not walking through that door (unfortunately)
Tony LaRussa was not walking through that door (thank god... leave his hgh lab in his basement to the cardinals)
Joe Girardi was not walking through that door.
Pete Mackanin would have been a fine choice, but he was the victim of timing. After the Reds hired two "interim" managers like Miley and Narron, they were not going to re-hire another interim guy. Even though Mackanin did a solid job, he didn't have a chance.