Found October 18, 2012 on Fox Sports:
I've already written one mea culpa for criticizing the Cardinals' hiring of Mike Matheny, who had no previous managing experience. Here comes another. Heck, maybe it's time for me to just go all-in on the no-experience guys. Given the respective successes of Matheny and the White Sox's Robin Ventura in their first seasons, it would be difficult to question the Red Sox if they took a chance on Brad Ausmus. I'd probably draw the line if the Rockies hired Jason Giambi. But really, what the heck do I know anymore? Matheny, as the Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak anticipated, is growing month by month, series by series, day by day. Indeed, his aggressive decision-making in the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night would have made Tony La Russa proud. I didn't love Matheny's strategy because it worked; a manager looks smart only when his players execute. No, I loved Matheny&...

Cruddy Show: Lance Lynn should start Game Five

After his struggles in Game One of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants, many are wondering whether St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will send out Lance Lynn for another start. Lynn failed to make it out of the fourth inning in Game One and things spiraled out of control pretty quickly when the Giants tagged him with a four run inning...
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