Yes, Joes "smarts" are that of a politicians. Which is why I am so sick of his post game interviews.
Totally befuddling, side stepping, self promoting, NOT-answering the question nonsense.
Matter of fact, I think I may have a new name. Since Joe PA is RIP in Penn St.- we have Joe PO ( short for Joe POLITICIAN )
Nobody in the dugout is focused on the close-up pitch-by-pitch performance of a reliever warming up in the bullpen ... although one or more of Hickey's underlings in the bullpen overseeing Farnsworth or any other pitcher's warm ups should be able to assess if a particular pitcher seems to "have it" or not ... ESPECIALLY a pitcher just off the disabled list after three months ... and that underling might be expected to call the dugout informing Hickey or Maddon of the circumstance! (???)
Obviously ... too casual ... too loose ... and no accountability.