Dickey: Beane surprised and "Moneyball" in 1949?
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| By pachyderm on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 11:59 am:|
| By calig on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 01:41 pm:|
Article NOT for the Macha haters and Howe lovers.
Dickey wrote after interviewing Beane.
"Because he’s not a demonstrative person, Macha is often misunderstood by media and fans. He has a very clear idea of what he wants to do, and he doesn’t try to win popularity contests with his players. Art Howe kept Terrence Long in the lineup so he could sustain his consecutive games streak, even though Long was playing poorly. Macha benched Long and let players know, in both individual and team meetings, that he would play those who produced. He works closely with Beane but he is not cowed by him, as Howe was; when he calls for a bunt or stolen base, he’ll often joke about going against Beane’s philosophy.
It was always obvious that Beane was underwhelmed by Howe, and when Howe got an offer to go to the Mets, both men were happy. Macha is a different matter. He’s likely to have a long stay as A’s manager. Beane values stability – he attributes much of the organizational success to the longevity of key decision-makers – and now he has it in his manager, too."
| By sactodavey on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 02:19 pm:|
it is true whats wrong with that, Howe is a stupid mans manager.
good to see him out of the game.
i firmly believe Howe belongs in minor leagues somewere where he is good , with kids and wins don't really count, nor do huge mental mistakes.
Well sactodavey, I think Dickey is a stupid mans
sports writer, who uses his pen to his own personal interests.
Howe refused to buy a house from Dickey's son in law when he first got to the Bay Area and paid the price of being criticized even when his teams won 100 games.
Dickey has no credibility and belongs in his own website and not in a newspaper.
| By kevink on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 05:52 pm:|
Dickey is ridiculous. He ran Howe out of town. Not a good guy, says whatever just to be controversial.