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Old 08-16-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dickallen15 View Post
Tony LaRussa had about 1/2 a season as a major league coach and about 1 year as a minor league manager when he became a manager.
1/2 season + 1 season >>>> zero-point-zero seasons.

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Again, I am assuming you have less experience than Ventura. If it is so vital, how are you able to tell what he is doing is wrong? If his lack of experience makes him dumb, and not understand the game, what does it say about all of us on this website?
One of my favorite lines of argument - those who have never played shouldn't be able to comment. We comment because we enjoy the sport and are fans - I don't think many of us think we can manage a game or a team (some do, but they're deluded). For MLB managers, it's a job. For us, it's entertainment.
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Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
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