We all feel like we're cursed with our own bad manager. Skip over to, say, a Blue Jays blog, and you're sure to find complaints about whatever their manager is doing. The fact that I and probably you cannot name the Blue Jays manager only highlights the point. This is a universal way of feeling bad, never mind the contingencies.
Not that the details don't matter, or that the managers aren't all awful, in both their typical and individual ways. Only, how much does it matter? If an Astros fan told you, "our manager is killing us!" would you see any truth in it? Mostly, it is just a question of annoyance. You lose because of the roster, you lose in a particular way because of the manager. Sometimes. It's all very small.
Yet Yost is getting annoying. The Royals are rotten with poor hitters, and Yost seems to love them all. Moore gave Yost a bad and ill-designed roster, Yost said, "awesome, I love it!" The 6-man rotation decision is at once pointless and grating, a non-decision setup as a plan, a plan that probably won't be fully implemented or last more than 10 days. Oh well. Faire Suivre
Here are your links, ranging from Royals chatter to the myth of a zaftig M. Monroe.
- Alex Gordon = All-Star - Royals Authority
- Gordon and the turnaround | The Star's Blog on the Royals and Baseball
- Ka'aihue blast keeps Chasers in first place ~ Omaha Baseball 360
- Yost had 'gut feeling' Dyson would deliver | royals.com: News
- 9 innings with Royals prospect Wil Myers | Pine Tar Press
- The Time Tony Gwynn's Teammates Thought He Was Selfish - Baseball Nation
- Relievers with more Ks than Starters - Beyond the Box Score
- Rays Staying In the Race with Defense | FanGraphs Baseball
- A Home Before the End of the World: Naming plants and animals in fiction: Places: Design Observer
- Hollywood Auction Ends Myth of Zaftig Marilyn: Virginia Postrel - Bloomberg
- French feminism is back – with beards | La Barbe collective | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk