Many MLB managers have said that Millennials want to know everything
AP | IN WITH- After the collapse of the youngsters last year, the pilot Joe Maddon He tried to understand the cause of the collapse.
And reading the book "How to Conquer Millions for Bobitos" ("Manage the Millennium for Dolls") did nothing but support already impressions that they already had.
"The main conclusion is that they do not differ from others," Maddon said. "When you thoroughly analyze it and return to your childhood, we all had defects of young people. I think there are two important factors: the tendency to use technology, which is wonderful and which I have used, and their desire to know why.
The vast majority of players today are the millennium generation and their impact is felt in all areas.
They were the first to adopt advanced statistics so they are currently fashionable and point to how they are handled on a dike or on a plate. They want to know the reasons why technicians are asking them to do everything.
"This generation has nothing to do with mine," said Roial's driver Ned Iost. "You need to adjust and have an open mind to decipher what is what motivates these guys, how they are formed. They are very different and their mode of communication is very different in Southern California, southern boys, east. to meet with them and to be able to communicate with them. "
The characteristics of the Millennium generation were at the center of attention when the Cubs fired Chatt Davis instructors as the players struggled to reach the finish in the final part of the past season, which ended with a 2-1 loss in 13 changes against Colorado in the national league.
Davis told the Chicago Sun-Times that he must learn how to communicate with the millennia and be fully informed about the players he will work with before he accepts a second position. In December, Mets hired him as an instructor.
"Learn everywhere you go," Davis said. "There are different people with whom you have to communicate. Sometimes you connect with the majority and expect you to do it with everyone, but that's rare. In any case, I must say that I had very good guys in Boston, I thought I had some really good guys in Chicago last year and now I really enjoy the guys I have around me this year.
Defining the generation is "art and science," said Kate Turkcan, a youth trends specialist at Kantar Consulting. Turkan said that millennia were born between 1979 and 1996 and that the centenarians – the next generation of baseball – were born between 1997 and 2015.
He considered that the prevailing impression that the Millennials want that everything served on the tray is not correct.
"They do not require things to be difficult. They ask why, because they are part of the generation, or the world, in which we have to offer evidence for everyone, "he said.
"They are trained to question … not to accept everything they say to me, I do not think they doubt managers or instructors, but that's their training. They ask why." They want to get to the bottom of things, "he added.
Maddon, who is just 65 years old, is the oldest baseball driver, followed by Iost, 64, and San Francisco driver Bruce Bochi, 63. Maddon is almost 30 years older than Rocco Baldelli, employed as a pilot in Minnesota in October.
Despite his age, Maddon has a reputation to know how to treat his players. Cubans have refused to extend their contract after the disappointing end of last season.
Maddon is convinced that he knows how to deal with players of the new generation.
"In fact, when I started this in the mid-eighties, I thought it was important to tell my players why I'm doing everything," Maddon said. "They want to know why it does not hurt me. When they ask me something, I have to have a ready answer."