Lets win the World Series for Dusty! This might be his last chance.
I think this hurts our postseason chances
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Get well soon Dusty! Some things are more important than baseball.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
Well, they need to take the whole thing this year and let him ride off into the sunset with a ring on his finger.
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Any type of stroke is serious and needs to be taken in that manner. I will be surprised now if he comes back next season. TeamClark said it best in his post. The grind of the season is hard on a healthy man much less someone who has health issues. Dusty has had good long career as player and manager. I'm sure he is well set financially. The one thing that has eluded him has been getting that ring as a manager. This would the best way for him to retire is go out and win this year for him.
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Excellent post. I don't see DB coming back next year.The pressure of managing and the rigors of traveling have taken their toll on Dusty. This "scare" may have been the wake up call that baseball just is not all that important. He has a young son and a family that I'm sure he'd rather be around.
Getting off of planes at 3AM, a train wreck of sleep patterns, answering the same questions everyday to media, trying to win in the big leagues, it just goes on and on. There is a reason that they call it the "grind."
LaRussa was smart enough to go. Leyland will not be far behind. Cox had enough and so did Gaston. Even Francona realized he needed a break. Sometimes it's just not all it's cracked up to be.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
I wonder if he is going to be able to manage without any problems. I'm no expert but I know some strokes cause memory loss. Will Dusty be able to function at full capacity if he's suffered memory loss. Even his biggest supporters will agree that he manages more on instinct than relying on the data at hand. If this stroke is going to give him problems with his memory, I think the Reds will have to find a new manager.
It's interesting that he had a stroke on Friday yet they were OK releasing him on Sunday morning.
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I am not one to play the media ignores us card but am i the only one who doesnt think think this would be getting alot more attention if this was the Yankees or Red Sox?
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
I think it may be better that it's not getting more attention. Dusty certainly deserves national respect, but maybe less attention on it will be less stressful to him.
Also, perhaps it will make it less of a distraction for the team.
Maybe this time it is good to be the "small market"
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