In today’s Cincinnati Enquirer, you’ll find the following quotes two pages apart:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I take full responsibility. I think thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one of the qualities of a very good team is when everybodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looking at themselves first. Losing teams typically are quick to point out who isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t doing it.Ã‚Â For me, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not so much second guessing as it is an opportunity to learn. Every decision, was I prepared? Did I miss anything along the way that would have helped me make a better decision?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You can reinforce them, but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re making decisions on their own. Everyone wants to blame the staff or whatever it is, but sometimes you have to put the blame on the pupil.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The first is from Cardinals’ manager, Mike Matheny. The second is from Dusty Baker.