Re: Tito in St. Louis?
posted at 11/3/2011 9:02 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tito in St. Louis?
[QUOTE]When he took over the Sox, he got a championship waiting to happen.
In St Louis, he'd be getting a team that won the WS the previous year, and wasn't the best team. If they hire him, there would be a distinct possibility that they wouldn't make the playoffs. They certainly won't over achieve with him as manager.
Posted by BOSOX1941[/QUOTE]
We had championships waiting for over 80 years. Some of the finest managers of the day. Some of the best talent. The managers in the 20's didn't get it done. The managers in the 30's, when Mom and Dad graduated HS, college, post graduate programs, didn't get it done. The managers in the shadow of the second world war didn't get it done. The managers in my birth decade didn't get it done. None of he managers with Teddy Ballgame got it done. The managers during my grade school years and the Impossible Dream team didn't get it done. My favorite Yaz playued for over 20 seasons, and never had a manager who got it done .... and what happened when the Sox won the pennant? But not the World Series?
What happened in '86? We should have won. What? The manager wasn't good enough? He GOT US THERE!!!
Those were CERTAINLY Championships waiting to happen. Only, we just didn't quite get there. Not with Pudge Fisk in game 6, not with Manny, Papi and Pedro ....
What galls you so to give this guy credit for getting our team to a place no one else did?
Who gives a flip if he had a team ready for it? They were ready the season before -really, really ready - what happened? They were ready the season before that.
Your guile is absurd.
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