View Full Version : Weaver on Strategy
02-10-2003, 10:57 PM
Anyone read this? I'm on the hitting chapter right now, and I must say, this is a great read. Its easy to follow, and Weaver really knows what he's talking about. Its amazing how many managers (and more so, media types) still haven't figured out what Weaver knew 30 years ago. I think every manager in the league would benefit from reading this book. I think that every player would benefit from reading this book. I think that every member of the media could benefit from this book. Weaver espouses the virtue of the 3 run home run. He dislikes bunting. He believes that your 27 outs are the most valuable commodity you have on the field. And theres one thing that Will would love to hear (I think): (talking about radar guns, and the fact that the O's used them before anyone else) "Of course, we use it on our own pitchers. When a pitcher is throwing at 88 miles per hour most of the game and then goes to the mound in the eighth inning and is at 84 miles an hour, it is a good bet that he is tiring."
Too many baseball types still haven't figured out things that Earl told the whole world in 1984.
02-10-2003, 11:29 PM
Read it when it first came out. It's one of my all time favs. The man makes sense.
02-10-2003, 11:30 PM
This goes right to the top of the list of books I need to find
02-11-2003, 09:36 AM
Still have a copy of it at home. Wonderful book.
By the way, the "Brooks" avatar looks very nice !!!!
02-11-2003, 09:58 AM
I read it - and I agree with it more now than I did in the mid-80's.
Still an NL guy at heart though, but it does make a lot of sense especially in this sabermetric world.
02-11-2003, 10:02 AM
...man, would I love to sit through a game with him,it wouldbe l;ike seeing something for the first time
02-11-2003, 10:45 PM
One thing that I really dug thus far is his admission that his strategy does not work for all parks. Well, two in particular (at the time weaver managed). Kind of an indirect bit of praise for another all-time great manager without naming names, for recognizing the best way to win in his ballpark.
02-25-2003, 11:00 AM
I read the book some years ago. I concur with what others have said - it's a must read . Weaver's philosophy is even more correct today in our current high voltage offensive era
03-18-2003, 12:16 PM
mine arrived while I was away (along with win shares and the new bp book), so i have some mega baseball catching up to do. can't wait to get through this one!
03-31-2003, 06:21 PM
finished most of it on the bus ride to (and back from) nyc.
easy to read, interesting, though sometimes he's a bit simplistic
05-28-2003, 09:22 AM
Just re-read it again. While I think you need 10 pitchers at least now (and yes, even 11) - those managers who feel the need to use situational bullpen slappies should heed his advice.
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