Re: Don't Blame Bobby V
posted at 9/3/2012 7:59 PM EDT
In response to mryazz's comment:
In response to LeftyGrove's comment:
You want the truth behind the collapse, please consider the following:
1. The malcontents from September were there in Spring Training
2. He had to begin with a pitching coach who was not his choice, the 5+ E.R.A. says it all
3. The quit on the field is not him, it is all on the players
4. These guys are selfish.... how many went to the Pesky funeral? HMMM. an inconvenience.
5. I believe the team colonoscopy, otherwise known as the trade to LA, was an admission that dumping Tito was not the best thing, it only ignored the cancer growing in the clubhouse
6. The bad contracts that were signed, were placed in Bobby V's lap
7. Unfortunately, Bobby V looks like a defeated man at this point
8. If they need to change the Manager, I don't blame Bobby V for anything other than being tired of this mess and it may be lack of managerial stamina that says it is time to go.
9. Injuries made it difficult to field a constant, predictable line-up.
10. In my 46 years of rooting for this team, beginning last September, this was a very difficult team to like, ... I truly believe they are to a person extremely self absorbed as for us fans, we don't count with them, nor did Johnny Pesky.
i agree with you except for the dumping 'cona part. 'cona had to go. his nurse maiding the team
caused a lot of the problems bobby v had to face. 'cona was never a manager, he just wanted to be the players' best friend. glad he's gone.
i hope bobby is back next year, but i seriously doubt it.
I agree too and you are right about Francona. This spoiled entitlement attitude started with him being the manager of the team and allowing too much to go on because he was not a leader...he was their buddy.