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Old 09-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by amsteel View Post
Bingo. He was hired as a marketing tool, not to manage the team.
I don't buy that. Even a third-grader knows people don't go to games to watch the manager.

I think they went into 2012 believing they could win. I think they went into 2013 believing they could win. I don't think it was ever part of their thought process to say, "Well, we're gonna suck. Let's placate the fans by hiring Robin Ventura."
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