I've mentioned this a couple of other times, but my biggest issue with Baker, and it proved to be a huge one in the series, is his refusal to remove pitchers when they should be removed. He doesn't act with any urgency, even with the situation dictates so. I can forgive that somewhat in a long regular season, where you have to have your pen fresh, but it is inexcusable in the playoffs in (near) do or die situations. When Zito struggled in the 1st game, Bochy had the pen warming. Anytime is starters struggled, Bochy was not afraid in the least to pull them and go to the pen when he needed to. Dusty on the other hand refused.
Love Dusty, but not his in-game style. I'd rather have someone with Dusty's clubhouse demeanor, but much more fundamentally sound.
1973...oh yeah. THAT was bad. Everyone stopped hitting except Rose and Andy Kosco. Grimsley was terrible.
No. He is a bad manager. He may be a great psychologist, but he sucks as a manager.
The only reason to not bring back Dusty is if you have someone better lined up.
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