Raise your hand if you're glad Dave Dombrowski isn't involved with replacing Bannister.
With the way baseball has become, I'm sure there's a slew of people that have learned exactly what he does by now and Bloom will find another. Probably the same thing goes with JDM's hitting coaching. It's not a mysterious magical power. People just need an open mind and the ability to learn and change to become as good as them.
“We just lost a World Series game in 18 innings. But after that [meeting], it didn’t feel like we lost. It felt like we won.”
His family lives out that way, so I am happy for anyone improving their work-life balance.
But yeah, ugh.
Family lives in the Bay Area and his parents live in Scottsdale where SF has Spring Training.
Tough opportunity to pass up.
"We really don't need the whole commercial break/warm-up routine every time a new reliever comes into the game. It certainly made sense in 1884 when they only switched pitchers when the starter was attacked by pickaxe or caught consumption, and no reliever was warming up because he was busy gambling and drinking." - JD
Post by Oregon Norm on Dec 5, 2019 17:33:44 GMT -5
People come and go all the time. A measure of how good he is will be what he left behind for his successor. It sounds as if the infrastructure is in place so there's a solid foundation. Let's see who carries the water from here on out.