Tom Glavine calls out the Nuttings.
"I don't know the ins and outs of what's going on here with the ownership group, but you have to take a look at that and see if that's a source of the problem," Glavine said. "You have teams over the past few years that weren't doing well before, but they're doing well now. You have to ask that question: Have the economics of those other teams changed so dramatically? Or have the people who run those organizations done a better job of putting a team together?"All hail Tom Glavine! (Huh, never thought I'd type that.)
Later in the article, DK quotes A.J. on Mack-o-wack's learned helplessness:
A.J. Pierzynski ... said a losing culture can be blamed, too. He said he and teammate Rob Mackowiak, formerly of the Pirates, often discussed the difference in the atmosphere that built the White Sox into a champion last year and the one in Pittsburgh.
"Rob would always say how bad it was, how hard it was to come to the park," Pierzynski said.