Forty-eight percent of employees believe management makes poor decisions.
It was the biggest decision of his career and the biggest decision by his organization in more than a decade—and he blew it.
Grady Little, manager of the 2003 Boston Red Sox, was at the helm during the seventh and deciding game of the American League Championship Series against their nemesis for more than 80 years, “the Evil Empire”: the New York Yankees. Pedro Martinez, former Cy Young award winner and the Sox’s best pitcher, was on the mound.
The Sox were leading 5 to 2 in the eighth inning. The fans back in New England were cautiously optimistic that this might finally be the year to overcome the famed “curse of the Bambino.” Pedro had ...