glen a richter wrote:The knock on Hitch, I think, was that he was too much of a douche in his previous stops. Yes, he got results, but his douchebaggery got to the players and they (and the front office) would sour on him. As I recall, a lot of you were upset when he was hired because of a notion that he was too much of a douche. Now we're playing far below ability on account of the fact that he's not being enough of a douche. I agree, he needs to go back to being a douche, but at this point I'd actually wait until the playoffs start. Game 1, bench the shit out of Perron, for starters. That would be the ultimate douchey thing to do, and it would certainly send a message that hey, we don't trust your primadonna ass in an important playoff game when we're trying to get out to an early lead in the series.
I think when push comes to shove, Hitch can and will play the douche card.