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    This is what I want from my manager

    “The Long Ball” about the ’75 season (Great book), and in it they told the story about a light-hitting 3B the Reds had before they moved Rose there (can’t remember his name), who Sparky pinch-hit for in the second inning. The guy was obviously livid and railed on Sparky for “killing his confidence” and Sparky replied, “I don’t give a @#$* about your CONFIDENCE! I’m here to win ballgames, and if I think pinch-hitting for you in the first inning will help me do it, I will.”

    Hello Dusty...remove Gomes...stop worrying about his confidence and such, and this view..

    “I’m trying to be patient, waiting on Jonny, because I know how he can carry your club,” Baker said. “He’s putting a lot of pressure on himself, being his option year. If he doesn’t play some, he’s not going to get it at all.”

    Baker said that Gomes, a former American Leaguer with Tampa Bay, is the top candidate to be the designated hitter when the Reds visit Cleveland this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    “I’m trying to be patient, waiting on Jonny, because I know how he can carry your club,” Baker said. “He’s putting a lot of pressure on himself, being his option year. If he doesn’t play some, he’s not going to get it at all.”

    Baker said that Gomes, a former American Leaguer with Tampa Bay, is the top candidate to be the designated hitter when the Reds visit Cleveland this weekend.
    Interesting word choice by Dusty. "I know he can carry your club." Why didn't he say, "I know he can carry our club."? He already does carry the other teams clubs. Sorryy Jonny, that was too easy. All the same, it is a poor word choice - but I think it shows that he doesn't believe that Jonny can carry the Reds.

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    at least he's not out in Left Field and hurt us with his bad defense. I actually think Rolen should DH, have Janish play 3rd and have Lewis or Heisey in Left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maker_84 View Post
    at least he's not out in Left Field and hurt us with his bad defense. I actually think Rolen should DH, have Janish play 3rd and have Lewis or Heisey in Left
    I like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mu4103 View Post
    Interesting word choice by Dusty. "I know he can carry your club." Why didn't he say, "I know he can carry our club."? He already does carry the other teams clubs. Sorryy Jonny, that was too easy. All the same, it is a poor word choice - but I think it shows that he doesn't believe that Jonny can carry the Reds.
    You got that out of that? I think your looking too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maker_84 View Post
    at least he's not out in Left Field and hurt us with his bad defense. I actually think Rolen should DH, have Janish play 3rd and have Lewis or Heisey in Left
    Why would you remove your best SS and play him at third. How about sticking Edgar at 3rd, batting Rolen in the DH and going with Lewis and Heisey in LF...oh wait... I forgot...Edgar isn't a team player and refuses to play third...

    Why again is he on this team?

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    Re: This is what I want from my manager

    if a player needs to be pinch-hit for in the second inning the manager should not have started the game with that player

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    If Baker ever eplained a decision with: "that's the way we did it in 1975," the internet would go crazy. That is old school baseball, before free agency, big bonus draft picks and baseball was still the number 1 destination for atheletes. Managers could run the show like a drill sargent and if a kid went home crying to mom, they just brought up a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defender View Post
    If Baker ever eplained a decision with: "that's the way we did it in 1975," the internet would go crazy. That is old school baseball, before free agency, big bonus draft picks and baseball was still the number 1 destination for atheletes. Managers could run the show like a drill sargent and if a kid went home crying to mom, they just brought up a new one.
    the point isn't what was said, but the purpose, which is to win, something I don't always believe is top concern for Dusty when dealing with line ups.

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    Re: This is what I want from my manager

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Why would you remove your best SS and play him at third. How about sticking Edgar at 3rd, batting Rolen in the DH and going with Lewis and Heisey in LF...oh wait... I forgot...Edgar isn't a team player and refuses to play third...

    Why again is he on this team?
    Amen

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    bakers toothpick has penetrated his miniscule brain


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