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Friday, October 12, 2018

The seven managerial decisions that could decide the NLCS

MILWAUKEE – The challenge is to guess right, and then hope a line drive finds a glove for no reason other than good fortune, and that’s the whole job. That, and keeping 25 men with little in common but their work clothing from inflicting permanent harm on each other. That, and agreeing with mostly everything sent down from your boss’ office. That, and appearing tranquil and not panic-stricken for the TV cameras.

That, and bearing the responsibility if any of the above happens to go wrong, the consequence being condemnation and ridicule at least until another baseball game is played, at which point it’ll be some other poor sap’s turn.

Just this week, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was browbeaten into admitting that on his drive home from an especially ugly splash of juju (and, granted, judgment) he tuned his car radio to ’80s on 8, a transparent appeal for compassion. And more Jack Wagner.

Only seven? I’m sure we could come up with quite a few more if we were willing.

 

QLE Posted: October 12, 2018 at 01:51 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: craig counsell, dave roberts, nlcs

 

 

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