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Call Bobby V. Stanley cause he's a cheap tool
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:46 AM
Great work there Stanley, attack one of the beloved grit players of the Red Sux, that will get the team and city behind you. On the radio I heard that Dustin P said something like "That's not how we do thing here" and apparently Kevin's agent called him to let him know what Stanley said. Stay classy Stanley!
But Red Sux nation is missing Tito and Theo now, although I feel a little bad for Ben- he's the puppet that Larry Lou will push the blame onto. Fucking Red Soxs they make the White Sox look good.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
He's a self serving tool that can't stop speaking, watching the Red Sux fail this year is a pleasure I'll enjoy.
I just don't understand what the point of the statement was.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:41 AM
I do feel bad for Cherington. Stuck in a shit-hole of a front office like Boston...he is going to go from a highly sought after asst GM to Jim Hendry in one season.
I do NOT feel bad for the Red Sox fans. They are getting EXACTLY what they deserve and hopefully this will humble them. Also, it needs to be a warning to us, for after we win the 2015-2020 WS titles.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:09 PM
As a Sox fan, I was really disappointed by this hire. I suspect that they'll soon get a more Tito-like manager (old school in the sense of "as long as it's not punishable by the law, go ahead: just win tomorrow," new school in that he doesn't think that a standard deviation is some sort of pervert).
Ultimately, the Sox's real problem might be their recent success. I really worry that all of the long seasons have taken their toll on the arms of Beckett, Lester, Buchholz, etc. They did a better job of keeping one pitching staff intact than most teams, but they might all be fading together.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:05 AM
I think a lot about Francona's tenure, his style; his habit of NEVER calling out his players while managing men who won't govern themselves... I know that's simplification.
Last year, midseason, maybe June or early July, he pulled Lackey, and that bastard did his best to belittle Terry in front of 40,000 people before stepping off the mound. Then Lackey did it again and again, the rest of the year. I think that's when (and partly how) the wheels came off the Tito-era Red Sox.
In the 80s there was a computer company in Massachusetts, Digital Equipment Corporation, DEC. It was a huge player in central Mass' economy. It was managed Tito-like. Hire the best people, give them marching orders, stay out of their way. Treat adults like adults. If someone seemed troubled, manage them (rather than punish or oust). But soon lazy, unscrupulous people started glomming on. "Here's a 'good' job. No pressure!" ...because they would apply no personal pressure, from within themselves. That company was productive for about ten years, too.
Some MBA-type might know the name for this process. I think a good organization (or organizational philosophy?) might have a 'season' then ripen and die.
When Manny was being Manny, Tito enabled him... to be a fearsome hitter (although he was still a dink). When Lackey was being an ass, Tito should have wupped it. But, Tito was still being Tito.
To every time there is season.
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