I feel warm inside after that
There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.
Good read. I liked the side piece by Doug Glanville.
Reading that should ease the fears that Dusty will return, sounds like the next Reds Manager will be working on the cheap
It was Oester's job.....who is to believe that he wouldn't take a major raise and promotion and do it for 350 if Bowden communicates that back.
That sounds like the Reds of that time. Going cheap almost always ends up biting you. I am of the belief that a manager wins games by setting a positive mood in the clubhouse, fielding a good coaching staff and having the players backs. I believe Dusty will either manage on the west coast (San Diego or Seattle) or retire to be with his family.
It seems like he knows that this is his final season in Cincy and he is trying to make it great. I would imagine the front office has informed him they are not going to allocate the dollars to the managers chair anymore, just a hunch.
Good to see him get some well deserved criticism on a national level.
From the article:
Baker once famously observed that "on-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage. On-base percentage just to clog up the bases isn't that great to me." Regardless of the message Baker meant to convey, the comment is sure to stick to him for the rest of his baseball life.
Couldn't agree more. You can add slugging percentage, OPS and scoring position stats in there as well.
Rick Sweet didn't step down to take a made-up position because he didn't want to manage any more.
Rick Sweet in 2013!
Here's a start: