Last Stand For the Crew
Manny, Macha, And Something's Going To Happen
Manny Parra didn't do well out of the bullpen. He's out of options. Now making the start in Cincinnati, the lefthander is down to his last stand.
You can't live on potential. Potential unrealized gets managers fired. Just ask Ken Macha.
After 7 losses in a row, even the road doesn't appear like it's saving the Crew now. Just imagine, if the Brewers were 11-7 at home, to go along with their 11-9 road record...they'd be 22-16. Tied with Cincy for first.
Instead, Macha is making his last stand. And getting dangerously close to the firing line. Consider this...the team with the fewest road wins, the Mets (5) have more victories than the Brewers have at home (4). That's nearly impossible to do.
But ultimately, as much as you can point the finger at Macha, or some offseason moves by GM Doug Melvin, it's on the players. I saw a player or two imitate their manager. That's a sign of disrespect. And a sign that some of those in the clubhouse need to grow up.
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