Nice guys don't always finish last.
"When a guy does something wrong, that's no time to get on him. That's the time to build him up."
- Burt Shotton.
Burt Shotton had known the sting of failure as a manager and coach. Later in life, on the heels of being booed and fired as manager of the Phillies, and also booed hard in Cleveland for his work as the 3rd base coach of the Indians, he spoke up for a philosophy that characterized his handling of players. It was a philosophy tempered by his own personality and personal experience. When Burt Shotton took over as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers for the suspended Leo Durocher in 1947, he was the polar opposite of what that ballclub was used to getting as a "boss." - Hey! Who says nice guys always finish last? The Dodgers won the NL championship in 1947 under Shotton and they came very close to winning the World Series too.
"Our fans never booed us. - They wouldn't dare. - We outnumbered 'em." ... Browns Pitcher Ned Garver.