Albert Pujols can make an on-field call

Whatever the risks, players have unique chances to anticipate and respond to action

Originally Published: October 25, 2011
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Every team has a manager. He's a leader, a decision-maker, someone the team trusts to lead it to victory. I have seen my share of managers, all of whom had their own style. Jim Riggleman was the cool cucumber who stayed positive and had perspective. Terry Francona built the wall of fire around his players, took the heat, and moved on. Dusty Baker was old-school -- street justice, street laws, but he loved psychological battles. Buck Showalter was always prepared, very tactical, with spy missions ...

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