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I've had it with this guy. If he was the leader of Al Queda, they would have all surrendered by now. He has no charisma, no leadership and an ego the size of the Grand Canyon. He's too good to mingle with the fans or even give them autographs. (He wants $25 an autograph)The Ducks will never win with this stiff. It's time to say goodbye. Let's see if we can try and salvage something from this season.
The Ducks should be winning titles like the Somerset Patriots do...that's a management issue. Carter may not be great but I can't pin the blame on him.
The Ducks, with the biggest crowds in the Atlantic League, should be the kingpins.
My opinion? The Ducks should sign Butch Hobson at So Maryland to manage next season. The gentleman has been blackballed by MLB but he still loves the game and does a great job!
One of the reasons Carter and the Ducks aren't leading the division is cause of the tremendous effort put forth by Hobson to recruit and manage players this season.
My major problem with Carter is his massive ego, his greed and the way he interacts (or fails to) with the fans. He is not the root of the problem on Long Island but one of the results. In all honesty it's the main owner who should be replaced. The Ducks have suffered from day one from his neglect. He has always been involved in at least two teams. At first it was Atlantic City, then it was Nashua, now it's Bridgeport. He put 99% of his effort into saving those failing franchises (not going a very good job of it either) and just forgot about the Ducks. For once I would like to have an owner who is concerned with one team and only one team. Maybe then Long Island will get the team they deserve. I don't need or expect to win every year but there's no reason why the Ducks can be as successful on the field as Somerset.
You're right about Hobson. He's the best.
Hey, so with the Ducks one game away from the finals after being down 0-2, should they still get rid of Carter? Just because he didn't sign an autograph for you, that's not reason to can him. I go to a lot of Atlantic League games and I don't see Tim Raines or Sparky Lyle out there either. I imagine they're focusing on what they have to do. I don't think the Ducks are that talented a team, but they are one game away from the Finals. I think he's doing a good enough job.
With regards to Frank Boulton, I'm glad he's around. He was the only to step up and keep the Bluefish there. Otherwise it was gonna be a road team and no fan wants a road team. I'm sick of that. He's the CEO and the steps up to try and save failing franchises to keep the league competitive.
Yup! It's still time for Carter to go. You want a manager who makes you feel good. I want one who wins. There's no such thing as a lovable loser and losing gets old fast. I'm not impressed that they've been in the playoffs for 6 straight years either. They haven't made it past the first round for the past 5. Prior to their win on Saturday they had lost 10 playoff games in a row! For a team that has the fan support the Ducks have, that's a disgrace. To tell the truth, making the playoffs isn't that big a deal no matter how it's put. It's an 8 team league and 4 go to the playoffs every year. So what if they make it?
It's time the Ducks started doing something for their fans. Step one is to get rid of Carter. This SOB won't even sign a freebie autograph for a 10 year old kid. He wants that kid to fork over $25 before he'll even talk to him. If you say hello to him, he ignores you. Yeah, he's a great humanitarian. He has all the personality of a wet dishrag. In the Atlantic League selling the team to the fans is a major part of the manager's job. It's called public relations. Carter thinks he's too important to do that. Screw him.
As far as Boulton goes I'd trade him for Kalafer in a New York minute. His team is going for it's 5th Championship in 10 years. The Ducks are playing golf. If Boulton is so concerned with saving the Bluefish, let him sell the Ducks and put all of his time and effort into that. I want an owner whose only concern is putting a winner on the field on Long Island.
There's no reason for the Ducks' fans to subsidize a failing franchise in Connecticut. No professional sports team has ever flourished in the State of Connecticut. At this point it should be obvious to anyone with common sense that trying to save the Bluefish is a waste of time. I've been to Bridgeport numerous times. They've got a great little stadium, reasonable prices, good food and the team has always been competitive. They've won just as many Championships as the Ducks. You can't ask a team to do any more. There just aren't enough fans who care. Let them die.