Re: Royals’ Bannister unafraid to do the math
Originally Posted by RedsBaron
The only comment I disagree with in Chili's post is the assertion that John McGraw wasn't bright. McGraw wasn't a very pleasant person, but he was quite intelligent. His managerial record is arguably the best ever, and he accomplished that while also in effect serving as the NY Giants general manager, CEO and primary scout/director of player development.
I'll be rooting for Bannister.
Point well taken. Unfair comment on my part. My recollection of McGraw was that he was a dropout/runaway in early life and somewhat of a drinker off the field throughout his life. But that has little to do with baseball-IQ and certainly nothing to do with the ability to tie one's own shoes.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids