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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:25 pm

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CubsFan7724 wrote:Eric Wedge should win, Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox completely choked and he doesn't deserve it after the suckfest that has been August/September. He'll win regardless though.


Yet we should overlook the Indians 9-14 April? Or their slow start and the fact on July 20th the Indians were only 1 game over .500? Much credit is due to Wedge leading the Indians 2nd half surge, but he also has to be held responsible for the Indians slipping out of the gate. Sounds like you're operating with some serious Northside bias.
I'd be inclined to give the MOY award to the manager that improved their team throughout the year. Not the other way around.
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Postby pmacxx2 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:30 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
pmacxx2 wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:Eric Wedge should win, Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox completely choked and he doesn't deserve it after the suckfest that has been August/September. He'll win regardless though.


Yet we should overlook the Indians 9-14 April? Or their slow start and the fact on July 20th the Indians were only 1 game over .500? Much credit is due to Wedge leading the Indians 2nd half surge, but he also has to be held responsible for the Indians slipping out of the gate. Sounds like you're operating with some serious Northside bias.
I'd be inclined to give the MOY award to the manager that improved their team throughout the year. Not the other way around.


That's a valid point. But when all is said and done, your record is what it is. The Sox's record maybe only 3 and 1/2 games better than the Indians, but it's still better and the Sox's record against Wedge and the Tribe is 10-3. I think head-to-head competition is the best way to determine who's the best and I look forward to these last 6 games between the two managers and teams to decide tthe award, not to mention post-season possibilities.

I will not take anything away from Wedge, but Ozzie has gone a long way in changing the mentality, outlook, and most importantly the win/loss record of the White Sox.
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