I stumbled across this quote from Dusty in an article by Hal from a couple of days ago:
Quote of the day
"I have never wanted to win more than I do right here, and I will, but this is Wayne Krivsky's team, not Walt Jocketty's and not mine. I just hope there is enough out there after the season that we can get to help us." — Baker.
This is bullshit. Is he seriously hiding behind Krivsky? "It's not my fault. I swear." What a cowardly statement.
This completely explains why the Reds are lifeless. Their manager doesn't believe in them. I mean, I'd expect athletes to be able to motivate themselves for the most part, but when the manager says, "These aren't my guys. I can't wait until I can get some better players in here." Why wouldn't you give up?
Ugh. I can't believe anybody thought he was the right manager for this team.