The 'Bright' One does it again

News came today that long long time Rockies manager Clint Hurdle was finally fired after 7 disappointing seasons. I was well ahead of this story, dedicating an entire post describing Hurdle's many failures as a manager. Denver is a pretty laid back town, such that Hurdle could have held his job for several more years if he did not suddenly turn his clubhouse into a dictatorship. Such drastic measures was the catalyst to his exile from the team. Some may commend him for trying something new in order to win, while others see his actions as unprofessional and indicating bad leadership skills. I favor the ladder.

There is a second problem with the firing. Jim Tracy was named as the interim manager for the remainder of the season. This may sound contradictory but Hurdle may actually be a better manager than Tracy. Tracy has already failed twice as a manager, once in Los Angelas and a second time in Pittsburgh. He is definitely not the solution. Why not offer the position to Don Mattingley or Terry Pendelton instead of some recycled old failed managers.

2 comments:

David "MVP" Eckstein said...

Fuck it. Just make cubsfan4ever a GM already.

Sexy Rexy said...

I favor the "latter" not "ladder"