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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Silverman: Dave Dombrowski is on the clock now | Boston Herald

Maybe they could use a guy who loses his mind once in a while (or feigns it). I’d like to see someone in the Maddon/Bannister/Hurdle/Lovullo mold, a guy who gets the numbers but who really connects with players emotionally. It’s a tall order, I know.

The John Farrell who departed is the same John Farrell who not only endured his share of barbs without losing his mind and temper (at least in public) but who also won a World Series and two division titles while managing a baseball team in Boston.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:18 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:02 AM (#5550942)
Dombrowski really should be on the clock, two years, two division titles. Someone's got some 'splainin' to do.

Maybe they could use a guy who loses his mind once in a while (or feigns it).


I don't know. Think of the Boston managers/coaches over the last couple of decades;

Success: Belichick, Tito, Rivers, Julien, Stevens
Failures: Valentine, Carroll, Keenan, Pitino

It's a cherry picked listing but the guys that have flourished have been the more stable, bland types. Some of the "failures" have had success elsewhere but I don't know if that translates well in the Boston market.
   2. villageidiom Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:32 AM (#5551027)
Yeah, the mind-losing manager is someone about whom the articles write themselves. It's not who actually gets #### done.

Or to put it another way, the stable manager is usually doing stuff behind the scenes that isn't easily seen nor evaluated by sportswriters. The unstable manager is doing stuff in the open and is both easier to observe doing the job and easier to judge.

That aside, it's interesting that "success elsewhere" was the product of significant recruiting violations for two of the failures you listed.

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