Wednesday, April 12, 2006

On the Internet, we can fact-check your ass

Today's Pirates Q&A from Kovacevic is a must-read. The level of rage among Pirates fans is extraordinary.

One reason for the rage is that all of us now have instant access to the source documents that indict Pirates management. Take this one, which Kovacevic links to in answering the Chris Shelton question. I understand that it is always possible, and not always fair, to second-guess decisions in hindsight. But the logic and rationale behind these decisions sits on the Internet now for examination by anyone with a computer. And the evidence, to me at least, leads to the inescapable conclusion that Dave Littlefield and Brian Graham aren't qualified to build a winning baseball team. You can see clearly that, in this instance as in many others, they choose to mortgage the future to meet short-term "needs." They're doing the same thing today, and Littlefield was just rewarded with another year on his contract.

They have no plan, and they have no vision. It's out there to see for anyone who cares to look.

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