Monday, October 29, 2012

Bad Times

Detroit, the city that is, cannot catch a break.

Their Tigers, a balanced team with fine starting pitching and a lot of thunder in their lineup, was just swept by San Francisco in the World Series.  No one predicted such a rapid, ignominious exit.  The win gives the NL its third straight WS championship and the Giants' their second in three years. San Francisco isn't really such a great club but in this era there are no great teams only good ones cobbled together.  Of course the other factor is the history of nobodies, has-beens, never-weres and flashes-in-the-pan rising to the occasion on the biggest stage.

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If you had an employee who publicly blamed himself for a series of poor performances, what would you do?  If your foreman announced to all the world he hadn't done a good job preparing his workers for the tasks at hand, what would you do a his boss?

If your COO assumed responsibility for poor production time and again, changed some of the managers immediately beneath him in a desperate step to achieve positive results, vowed to set things right immediately and still failed miserably week after week, would you sit by idly?

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Anyone seen Andrew Bynum?

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