notes on government, sports and popular culture
......An irate Cubs fan issues a harsh assessment
of Dusty Baker's managerial skills:
"Under-managers like Baker are likable and trust their players, but they do not squeeze in runs, and they assume that the natural talent of their players will bring victory. They don't school their players on fundamentals, telling reporters that the assumption is that players learned them in high school. They are philosophical about defeat. They are losers."
By the way, the Reds just tied the Cubs for fourth place in the N.L. Central.