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Cubs’ Ricketts No Steinbrenner

By bullpenbrian - October 31, 2009 - 12:42 am Leave a comment.

The best owners in pro sports are the ones who sit back and sign the checks.

They stay out of the petty day-to-day matters better suited for the front office, they let coaches coach, and above all else, they defer player personal decision to well, the personnel staff.

It’s a simple concept, really. Let the people beneath you do their jobs. If that someone can’t get the job done you find someone else, someone better, and you put them to work for you.

Yet this often successful method of pro sports management, one which appears simple from afar, is just too hard for most owners to follow.


Torre vs. Steinbrenner

By bullpenbrian - October 11, 2009 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

I’m already thinking Dodgers vs. Yankees in the World Series.

I’d just love to see Torre, who was shamefully pushed out of Gotham; take it to the Steinbrenners.

The former Yankee skipper doesn’t get the credit he deserves for winning four championship rings.

Back-to-back NLCS appearances with the Dodgers, however, can’t be ignored.

The Cardinals played much better in the NLDS than the Cubs did the past two Octobers, but still left with the same result: no wins.


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