Re: Here's the Best 2004 Highlight We've Never Seen
posted at 3/31/2013 11:23 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
geo, had we lost in 2004, would you have blamed Shill for fostering bad chemistry?
Afterall, he had "a history" of being a "cancer in the clubhouse" beforehand.
Chemistry is extremely important! The problem is, it's highly misunderstood. People think it's ALL about "getting along," or "guys having fun all the time." WAY OFF! The chemistry that a guy like Schill added was a COMPETATIVE FIRE and A WORK ETHIC that NEVER QUIT. Even Manny, who was notorious for living in the batting cage. These guys are not stupid. They may not like some of their teammates, but they do respect a guy who puts it all out on the line. A guy who is willing to do anything to help them win between the lines. This type of thing is infectious, and it is exactly what pushes a team to greatness
CHEMISTRY is ALL important. I've been on many teams, with guys I personally couldn't stand! BUT, their work ethic, toughness, grit, drive, nastiness, contentiousness, ugliness, kill or be killed attitudes were a factor in making our teams better. On the field, I was their biggest fan. Win or lose, I knew these guys gave it their all. The guys I really resented were some of the really nice guys who were not doing everything they needed to do to be all they could be.
Schill was a MAJOR factor in giving Boston something we thought we might never see in our lifetime. Folks want to spoil that by focusing on his big mouth? Have at it. Rediculuous! The chemistry of his literal blood, sweat, and tears was an integral part of our World Series Winning Chemistry! :) As was Manny, Pedro, .........