Found December 02, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
Read Part 1 of the series right here. Last time, we examined the good and bad of Pittsburgh Pirates’ owner Bob Nutting, President Frank Coonelly, and General Manager Neal Huntington.  Here, we’ll take a look at the positives and negatives of some of the Pirates’ other decision makers. Clint Hurdle, Manager Hurdle; Image credit carpetbaggery The Good:  Hurdle was a well-respected man around baseball when joining the Pirates in 2011, and the fans and media took to him immediately.  This author still recalls watching all of PNC Park give Hurdle’s jumbotron “thank you” to the fans a standing ovation at the conclusion of 2011- when the Pirates finished 72-90, and suffered the worst late-season collapse in MLB history.  The Pittsburgh media are just as Hurdle-philic, rarely questioning any of the manager’s in-game decisions.  Unlike previous skipper Jim Tracy, Hurdle keeps clubhouse conflicts out of the media spotlight, and rarely if ever calls his players out publicly.  The Pirates seem ...
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