Comments on: First Pitch: On the Hurdle Extension and the First Day of Minor League Camp http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: kevin21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25021 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:35:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25021 So you think that game was won/lost in a blown squeeze play?

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25020 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:18:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25020 I agree–he’s essentially this generation’s version of Chuck Tanner; he’s great at pumping guys up and building a positive attitude, but he’s a pretty lousy judge of talent and an awful in-game manager. He was the right guy for a team coming off an 100-loss season, but he’s wrong guy to take you to the promised land.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25019 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:37:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25019 Hurdle is a great clubhouse manager and a lousy on field manager.

Those two probably cancel each other out.

:)

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25018 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:25:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25018 I do recall Hurdle costing the Bucs a game when he ordered a suicide squeeze when everyone, and I mean everyone, guessed that it was coming.

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By: kevin21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25017 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:25:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25017 I’d argue that the players play more for themselves, or their future contract rather.
And for as long as I can remember I don’t recall ever seeing a manager strike out with RISP or walk the bases loaded.

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By: SmokyB http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25015 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:54:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25015 Glasnow Nice!

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-on-the-hurdle-extension-and-the-first-day-of-minor-league-camp.html#comment-25014 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:24:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47121#comment-25014 It’s difficult to quantify the effect a bad manager has on a team. But a manager who uses poor in-game strategies and keeps a messy clubhouse probably can destroy a potentially good team.

Hurdle seems to have gotten the players to play for him. So there’s that to say about him.

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