Sad news for old-school Milwaukee Brewers fans today...former manager George Bamberger has passed away at age 58.(MilwaukeeBrewers.com) Cancer got him.
"Bambi," as we knew him up here, was a pitching coach with Baltimore for a long time before getting the Milwaukee managing gig, and morphing the ballclub into "Bambi's Bombers," the AL powerhouse of the late 70's...and paving the way for the AL Championship team of 1982. He came back for a later stint in the mid-80's, too.
I agree with you, to an extent, pieman. But my point (in that whole rambling mess) was that the players wouldn't get the opportunity to perform if their manager never put them in the game to begin with.