Archive for the 'Managing' Category

If rules shape baseball, the unwritten rules are the attempt by the players to shape the game as their own.

Could a team punt Game One against the other team’s ace to gain the upper hand for the rest of the series?

Believing you have it all figured out can be dangerous.

In the final installment, we look at Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, Dale Sveum, contemplate how misery loves company (or does it?) and ponder the future of manager ejections.

Digging in deeper on manager ejections, including Joe Torre and another famous New York Yankees manager.

An initial look at identifying baseball’s most argumentative managers.

The optimal strategy for challenging calls might surprise you.

When will we see the first females in these roles?

A look at this year’s managerial goings and comings and what it all means.

A look back at the recently fired longtime skipper.

At the end of our long and winding trail, will the Big Red Machine prevail?

The days of the status quo are long gone

In the summer of Jaws, which of our counterfactual trio will have the biggest bite?

A look at Philadelphia’s shifting from Charlie Manuel to Ryne Sandberg.

While everybody was Kung Fu fighting, how were our ball clubs faring?

The ’70s are definitely in full bell-bottomed swagger. How will our counterfactual contestants fare?

Where were you in ’72? Let’s see what it’ll be for our hypothetical three.

What’s in store for our three contestants?

Woodstock, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and Midnight Cowboy. How do you like your chances in the inaugural National League West?