I like the old style of managing baseball. Four man rotations and if your ace is doing well you leave him in.
Today, Detroit's Justin Verlander was leading 2-0 after 8 innings and was pitching a two hitter. Old school managing says leave him in...Bob Gibson, Mel Stottlemyre, Steve Carlton, whoever...
New school managing says take him out as his pitch count was 105...Well the reliever came in to pitch the ninth...gave up two runs and fortunately for the Tigers they scored in the bottom of the ninth to win.
Too many middle men, set up men and closers....Not enough real pitchers.
There is my grumpy view of opening day.
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - Box Score - April 05, 2012 - ESPN