He said he would have the final say on future personnel decisions that involve the luxury tax, but he intends to rely heavily on the advice of a staff headed by Daryl Morey, whom Fertitta called “the best general manager in the NBA.”
“I know what I know, and I know what I don’t know,” Fertitta said. “On the business side, I’ll be a huge support to [Rockets CEO Tad Brown], not that he needs it. I’m into details. I’m not into micromanaging. But I can tell you this, I thought I knew a lot about basketball. I’ve learned more about basketball in the last 30 days than I learned in the last 30 years, hanging around Daryl and the basketball people. It’s a different technology and a different science than what the fan sees. Like I said, I know what I know and what I don’t know. I just don’t want surprises.
“Are there tough decisions to make? Absolutely. And does the buck stop with me when things are good and they’re bad? Yes, but I rely heavily, heavily, heavily on the people that get up and do this every day.”
Hey, one game is better than none. After Monday’s quadrupleheader saw the Astros clinch in thrilling style, the Yankees stay alive and then the Dodgers sweep the Diamondbacks, we’re left with the Nationals and Cubs — but there’s enough drama in that series to fix our baseball appetite.
The most important thing of the day: Jake Arrieta threw just 10? innings in September as he nursed a hamstring injury suffered at the beginning of the month. His last appearance Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys came on Sept. 26, when he allowed five runs and two home runs to the Cardinals in three innings.
The stakes: Have we mentioned in this space that Dusty Baker has never won a World Series? Or that the Nationals are trying to avoid a fourth loss in the division series in Cheap Braves Jerseys six seasons without ever reaching the NLCS?