After 2012, what should we unlearn about the Red Sox?
Looking for examples of a similarly strange managerial move.
When it comes to talking about managers, it’s as easy to ignore the most crucial skill as it is to overstate it.
It’s an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.
It’s hard to draw conclusions about manager abilities, but Ben looks at how each of five managers hired before the season have performed this year.
The Red Sox aren’t the first team to fight with their manager, and they won’t be the first to regret it, either.
The difference between the best umpire and the worst is seven correct calls per game. Ben looks for the one who gets those seven right.
Baseball is televised entertainment, and the 2012 season follows many of television’s most well-worn tropes.
If you’re looking for a scapegoat for Boston’s struggles, skip the manager’s office.
Fourteen days of futility in Boston is more than some reasonable fans can take.
Jeremy Hellickson gets hit hard and Clay Buchholz impresses in the game of the week, plus thoughts about Tampa Bay’s pitching and Bobby Valentine’s way with words.
The Week in Quotes, September 30-October 6.