Hurdle needs to learn a display of emotion.
He needs to get kicked out of a few games in the next few weeks. Maybe 1 per week.
He's gotta throw a tirade too, like thrown hats, sunflower seeds and bubble gum on the field. Baseballs thrown, broken bats. I even like using the rosin(sp?) bag as a hand grenade. Get these players going.
I understand that it can be hard being a baseball player, but I just don't think Hurdle is someone these players want to back up. Hurdle has just reverted to his own ways. I even heard him say "These guys are doing as much as they can." Now...that's just terrible to hear a manager say.
Sure....accept the way your players are playing...less than .500 baseball over the last month. Back to your comfort zone.