Absolutely Adequate wrote:I think what Oakland/Beane need is a do-nothing manager. The kind of guy who keeps the players happy and doesn't insist on diverging from the plan.
I think Macha only fulfilled one of those two obligations.
They should get the first clown manager. Whenever they have a bad game he can throw some pies at the other team, or when a ref makes a bad call he rolls out and gets him with selzter water. It'd be amazing.
Hmmm. Sort of a variant of my proposed Bozo rule for baseball players which goes something like if you hit less than 230 or have an ERA over 5 after May 1, you have to go to the plate/appear on the mound wearing a big red clown's nose until you fix the problem. If you hit below the Mendoza line or have an ERA over 6, you have to also wear big red floppy shoes and a big red puffy wig.
If you go 1 for 14 in the post-season and make more than 25 million, you have to not only do all of the above for the next full season, but have to have your name officially changed to "Bozo D. Clown'. Man you would see an improvement in a hurry.
lol..Now up...number 13...Bozo D. Clown...number 13.