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And because he looks the part and came from Dartmouth, people will have no reason to slam him - if what Ausmus said came from Lloyd McClendon or someone of that ilk [let's just say, someone 'old school' to be polite], the torches would be out in full force.
if what Ausmus said came from Lloyd McClendon or someone of that ilk [let's just say, someone 'old school' to be polite], the torches would be out in full force.
had a real deleterious effect on the field with his strict bullpen usag
Well his slate is blank, so that's why he gets the benefit of the doubt. It's also hard to be any more obstinate than Jim Leyland. Leyland is a guy that no matter how good he was "in the clubhouse" had a real deleterious effect on the field with his strict bullpen usage and silly lineup construction (the whole "bench guy bats in the same spot as the starter he replaces that day).
Isn't that the same Jim Leyland who used a variety of closers during their run to the World Series in 2012 after Valverde fell apart?
Virtually all teams do it.
I know what it’s like to go 0-for-40
I thought a sabermetrician was the person who delivered the baby before Game Seven of the 1985 Series.
But is he into cybernetics?
“I have yet to come across a manager who says ‘I don’t care who pitches the 9th.’
I have yet to hear from a single fellow citizen saying they don't care if Nazi death machines rain bombs on south London. South Londoners want air defense, they need air defense and as south London home air marshall I am committed to air defense. I shall provide blimps, blimps and more blimps, until the sky above south London is eternally filled with clearly visible and easily avoidable floating gas-bags. And I will arm each one, even if I have to strip guns from every Spitfire and Hurricane and melt down their engines to build more, south London be defended even if we are forced let North London turn into a glowing mass of burning buildings!
I don't know what team we might consider stable and healthy -- requirements for using the same lineup -- but some other 2013 examples (most common/total #)
Bal -- 16/100
KC -- 7/127
Tex -- 9/113
Nats -- 8/108
Reds -- 12/95
LAD -- 4/145 (!)
BOS -- 5/126
By the time Leyland acknowledged it wasn't Bonderman's or whomever's day, the game could be lost.
The 2013 Tigers under-performed their pythag by 6 games but over Leyland's tenure they were about even.
He did do the maddening put the sub in the same slot in the batting order thing.
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