"Sometimes I think we cut our losses too quickly," he said. "Who'd have guessed that Colorado would have played in the World Series last year? What if they had taken stock and said, 'No chance.' That's why it's hard for me to do that. Maybe I'm old, but I believe in miracles still."
So if I'm a player and my team is struggling the first thing I want to hear is my manager already saying that it would be a miracle for the team to win...after 22 games.
Dusty Baker is the worst hire since.....oh ok, since Dan O' Brien. What would be a miracle is if Dusty could construct a lineup to take advantage of the players' strengths and weaknesses. For example, the best 3 hitters on the team the past 2 weeks have batted 6th, 7th, and 8th almost every day. And if I see one more meaningless double-switch...:thumbdown