As an avid sports fan, I've always been intrigued by the "player's" coach.
You know the guy who always has his player's backs in the face of any/all adversity.
Here's a question, how many of those player's return the favor by busting their asses and having the coaches back?
In fact, how many of those guys ever win a damn thing?
Let's return to one Johnny "Dusty" Baker. This who season, his team lack the intensity of a true champion. Too many games the player's just mailed it in.
All the while, Dusty was there to cover their respective asses. In the case of Brandon Phillips, he allowed him to charge into his office for the sole purpose of screaming at a reporter and assaulting him with personal slurs.
Later in the season, he refused to accept that the team was in an urgent situation.
That showed up big last night, as Johnny led a team of losers who looked more ready to pack up for their off season than a flight to St. Louis.
I don't expect a manager/coach to be a yeller and a screamer but I do expect the players to compete in primetime.
Dusty is now 2-7 in red's playoff games.
It's time for him to go.