Just a general question.
I know most managers are former players in some facet. But at the end of the day why can't people manage a team who have vast knowledge of the game and the team?
For example, marty? Ignore the age issue for a second...Everytime I hear him broadcasting, and critizing the reds he always seems spot on with what dusty does in terms of negatives (i:e leaving leake to long).
Marty loves the reds, and would obviously coach with vigor and passion. He knows the team like the back of his hand from all of his broadcasting, and knows the game of baseball akin to any manager currently coaching.
So why does it seem so taboo, so out of left field, to have a outside guy like someone from the broadcasting team (in this case marty) be a manager?