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Old 09-19-2013, 05:25 PM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
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My opinion - the Sox thought two things when bringing Robin in:

1. We are going to suck and this will deflect blame - people will not want to blame a fan favorite who is new to managing.

2. People will come to games because Robin is here despite the record.

1 was right. 2 was wrong.

Note - these two thoughts are exactly what the Cubs had when they considered Sandberg and hired Sveum instead - I think they wanted to avoid any chance of Sandberg tanking with the rebuilding project right out of the gate.
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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