Fire Jim Tracy

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Come On In And Stay Awhile

We are excited to be linked from Dodger Blues, the scathing commentary and humor site that takes the same editorial position as we do regarding Jim Tracy. We welcome those readers who find their way from there to here. Lately, we haven't had much to say about the situation, mostly due to time constraints and the depressing reality that no matter what madness has gone on over the past three years, Tracy is going to get an extension. Like most, we expect to go blog infrequently as the void comes upon us (taking the opportunity, however, to comment on personnel moves and spring training issues), but plan on coming back in April to watch Tracy like a hawk. We will cover the good, the bad, and the ugly -- though we expect mostly the latter two.

For those that are new, Tracy related posts are found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (documenting Jim Tracy's slavish devotion to Juan Encarnacion), here (discussing the strange managerial strategy of using bad pitchers in key spots early, thereby making it impossible, or redundant, or pointless, to use your good pitchers late), here, here, here, here, here (a response to criticism of my first post regarding Game 4 of the NLDS), here, here, here, and finally, a rather pithy comment here.

These were all just from memory (though I had to look up dates and contexts -- I haven't posted on Darren Dreifort walking 100 guys in games against Pittsburgh and Houston before coming out). I expect that these are representative of a season full of these sorts of moves, if one just kept track of them as they occur. That is what we will do next year. As of now, revel in the mistakes of the past, and wonder why we are so desperate to repeat them.


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