AcidRock23 wrote:The Miner Part 2 wrote:latroy proved that he couldnt close 2 years ago, so what does dusty do? starts him at closer the next season. basically ruined one of the best setup men in the game. dempster should have started last year at closer.
and congrats on being the only person in chicago who gives dusty a pass about his own players calling booths during a game instead of actually watching the game. any other manager in the game, well any decent manager at least, would have squashed that incident as soon as it begin. but no, it eventually lead to you guys losing steve stone, the best sports anaylst in this city.
I dunno, Hawkins had the 'stuff' to be a closer but didn't have the mental side at all. They figured they got a deal on some potential that had catastrophic results.
Re 'in Chicago' I'm actually in Champaign, so the distance may have something to do w/ my being disinclined to blame Dusty for the organizational failings of the Cubs.
I think openness would help that organization, even if it includes what appeared to be the absurdity of players calling the booth during a game. I don't see that a player getting on the phone to go after an announcer really has much tactical impact on the game that 'paying attention' to the game would help.
I don't have any problem w/ players engaging in dialogue w/ the press who usually have the players up on tees to take swings at. Just some 'fun' at a classic, old-fashioned ballpark....
yea you sound like a "cubs fan" alright.