I caught the beginning of the Bacsik/Newberry showgram today.
Mike confirmed that Junior vetoed his participation in The Great Game this year. Guess he'll be calling the game with Norm.
Junior is one of my favorites so it pains me to think that he was responsible for what seems to me rather smallish behavior. Now, I'll admit that Bacsik's departure from the dugout as coach of [Sponsor] Team Musers to pitch for [Sponsor] Team Hardline was an unorthodox strategy. But apparently everyone but Junior thought the game was being played for yuks. You know, like for the fans. Who expect the wacky and wheels-off from The Little One. Who in that stadium didn't want to see Mike pitch to Rusty Greer?
So: Since Junior's attitude seems so out of character for something so minor (and, I would argue, positive for the fans), I am inspired to wonder if there isn't something else going on with Bacsik at The Little One.