nice RT HAC
Mattingly suspended two games.
which is ****ing horseiepoop
I think this to be most unlikely, but good luck (and judgment), anyway, Derek.
"Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
We all are born to make or mar.
To each is gi'en a bag of tools
Some mentors, and a set of rules:
And each must carve, ere life has flown,
A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"
Oh I'd take Houston a thousand times over Boston. Mills got fired because he's the old guy in a new regime. It's not entirely fair, but it's a given that a new GM is going to bring in his own guy. The timing is a little off, but I don't think that means that Houston is some sort of toxic organization where expectations defy reality. Maybe it is, but the jury is still out on that.
On the other hand, we already have years of evidence that the Red Sox are a toxic organization where expectations defy reality. Oh, and all of their veteran players are dick sandwiches. They hate lax managers. They hate tough guy managers. And no amount of winning confers any sort of respect. No thank you.
Yeah I need a Winn-Dixie grocery bag full of money right next to the VIP section...
And I would rather be part of a new ship, with a regime that cares a lot of about analytics/stats.
It's more fun bringing a team from the bottom up, rather than jumping on the crashing wagon that is Boston as it is starting to slip.
Boston is more likely to win in 2013. I think Houston is more likely to be a good organization top to bottom within 5 years though.