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I'm just glad that Andujar didn't skip game 7 of the World Series, even if it was only for 2 batters and an ejection
Damn, ten posts on Joaquin. Who would have thought that was possible?
Whitey said that the whole key to managing Joaquin was to tell him, each and every time he went to take him out, or whenever he pitched a complete game, when the NEXT time was that he was going to start, and then to keep his word about it. Reassured, Joaquin was apparently easy to manage.
So you're saying Andujar had to learn to trust Whitey?
You never know
Almost anything barbecued the real way is.
If Andujar was a star, it was for one brief shining moment only (but then this applies to Hoyt, too)
What's the difference between Joaquin Andjuar and Lamarr Hoyt?
When Andujar's under pressure he's been known to crack.
On the other hand, Hoyt...
Whitey once revealed something very odd about Joaquin. When he looted the Astros for him (Tony Scott was the player traded), Whitey quickly realized that Joaquin was a little - insecure, let us say. The 'Stros were driving him crazy by messing with his schedule. He never knew when he would get another start, and therefore pitched erratically, which caused the Astros to mess around with when he would pitch next even more. It was a self-reinforcing cycle. Whitey said that the whole key to managing Joaquin was to tell him, each and every time he went to take him out, or whenever he pitched a complete game, when the NEXT time was that he was going to start, and then to keep his word about it. Reassured, Joaquin was apparently easy to manage. What Williams did, probably unknowingly, was to rouse Andujar's fears once again. When he said that Joaquin would not be the starter, what Joaquin heard was, "You don't know when, or even if, I'm going to use you. " That was the one thing Andujar just plain could not handle. A very very odd quirk, but then, good managing consists, to a large extent, of finding out what quirks your players heads have and arranging to deal with those. Williams probably just did not know that he had jumped up and down on Joaquin's biggest weakness.
If he was ineffective anytime he didn't know when his next start would be, I guess that explains why he ###### up Game 7 of the '85 World Series so badly.
#2 True. And Dick Williams was well named.
In January 2000, Williams pleaded no contest to indecent exposure charges in Florida. This occurred just weeks before the Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans Committee's vote in that year's inductees.
"What happened to me down in Fort Myers when I was arrested evidently hurt me quite a bit," Williams told the New York Times in a telephone interview. "What came out on that in the papers was not true. I was not masturbating on the balcony. I'm going to issue a statement about it so the explanation goes across the country."
No, but you could avoid baiting the guy in the press beforehand. I think that's a reasonable thing to expect from a manager. And if Williams had just done that there's a good chance Andujar would have attended the All-Star Game. It wasn't the slight itself that was so bad, it was the very public twisting of the knife that makes Williams look just as childish as Andujar.
was waiting 3 full innings mid-game for a Dodger Dog and brew after walking over to a line with about 6 people ahead of me.
Basically, Williams issued a challenge to the two pitchers, let's see who pitches better on the last day and we'll go with that guy.
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