Quote of the Day: Mike Matheny, slave to orthodoxy

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If I were to make up a cliche quote from a manager about bungled bullpen usage, I probably wouldn’t make this one up because it’s too cliche and too on-the-nose. But Mike Matheny said it:

The save stat dictated what the manager of a team facing elimination did with his bullpen. That’s just . . . amazing.

Here’s a managerial quote I prefer:

“You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.”

Leo Durocher said that. It applies both literally and figuratively.