Unfortunately, the debacle of leaving Pedro Martinez in during the ALCS Lo those many moons ago was merely the tip of the iceberg. According to Boston fans, Grady Little had been doing knuckle headed stuff like that all season long. The rest of the country merely hadn't seen it.
At this point, any further discussion of Grady's incompetence is redundant. He is massively incompetent, as we by now have assessed. It seems time to me to begin the focus of our ire on the man who is responsible for his employment: Ned Colletti.
Knowing what occurred in Boston, how could Colletti have placed his faith in such a loser? Beyond that, how could the Dodgers coaching staff have placed their faith in one Dioner Navarro? Had he not been accidentally injured by a roving fastball, Russell Martin would still be taking ground balls in Vegas.
This is an organization that is in disarray. The owner is far more concerned about the development of the land adjacent Chavez Ravine to really be concerned about winning at all costs. Four million automatons will come through the turnstiles each and every year, win or lose. As long as the perception of stability is maintained, aided and abetted by the out of town owned press and lack of independent criticism, then the Dodgers will remain an attraction rather than a team.