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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Is It Me....

Or is the Lou Piniella situation quickly developing into a repeat of the Larry Brown fiasco in New York? To review - older manager with tons of success comes to town, demands players play his way, starts changing lineups constantly, attacks his players in the press, loses his veterans in the process and the whole thing starts smelling like New York City garbage dumps in August.

Bill Simmons actually wrote an interesting article about football coaches and at what age they start to become less effective. The truth is, in today's world, it s true about all sports. Younger athletes, rich beyond their wildest dreams, will never be able to relate to an older, out of touch manager or coach - no matter how wildly successful they may have been. It's just not going to happen. And yes, this is a very sad state of affairs, but it is the truth nonetheless. The inmates have been running the asylum in sports for almost 10 years already.

So the Sweet Lou situation is closely becoming an unmitigated disaster. And all twenty three of us who followed the Knicks last season are not surprised.

4 Comments:

  • It is you.

    While the Cubs are not playing well, they are playing much better than last season. In contrast, the Knicks' performance when from bad to terrible under Brown.

    Problem with Brown was less alienating vets like Marbury than refusing to play young players like Lee.

    Give Pinella two seasons before caloling his performance as Cubs manager "an unmitigated disaster."

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 12:57 PM  

  • I'm willing to wait but the wheels seems to be flying off there....

    By Blogger Elster, at 2:57 PM  

  • The wheels flew off when the blew the 2004 NLCS. The question is whether Lou can repair the vehicle.

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 4:19 PM  

  • I meant 2003 NLCS...

    By Blogger Joe Schick, at 4:20 PM  

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