Many MLB leaders have said that the millennium wants to know everything
AP | UNITED STATES- After the Cubs collapse last year pilot Joe Maddon He tried to understand the reasons for the collapse.
And reading the book "How to Manage the Millennium Bobsleighs" ("Millennium Leadership for Dummies") did nothing but confirmed the existing impressions.
"The main conclusion is that they are no different," said Maddon. "When you analyze it carefully and return to your childhood, we all had gaps. I think there are two important factors: the tendency to use technology that is wonderful and what I've used myself, and their desire to know why everything is.
Most players today are the millennium and affect their impact in all areas.
They were the first to use modern statistics to show how they are being processed on a mound or plaque. They want to know the reasons why technicians are asking them to do everything.
"This generation has nothing to do with me," said Royals leader Ned Yost. "Nothing to see. You have to adapt and be open minded to decipher what is motivating these guys, how they formed. They are very different, and their way of communicating in southern California, southern boys, in the eastern countries is very different. To meet this, it takes time for them to contact them. "
The characteristics of the Millennials generation were in great light when Cubs heated the batting instructor Chili Davis as players fought to succeed in the final stage of the last season, ending with a 2-1 loss of 13 in the battle against the Colorado National League Wild Card.
Davis told the Sun of Chicago that he must learn to communicate with the millennium and that he will be fully aware of the players with whom he will work before accepting another post. In December he was paid for as a teacher as a teacher.
"You learn wherever you go," said Davis. "There are different personalities with whom you have to contact. Sometimes you get in touch with the majority and expect you to do it with everyone, but it's rare. In any case, I have to say that I had very good guys in Boston, I think last year in Chicago I was really good guys, and now I really enjoy the guys I have this year around. "
The definition of generation is art and science, said Kate Turkcan, a Kantar Consulting youth trends specialist. Turkcan said the millennium was born between 1979 and 1996 and that centennials – the next generation of baseball – were born between 1997 and 2015.
He believed that the widespread impression that the millennium wants everything on the plate is not correct.
"They don't want things to be difficult. They ask why, because they're part of a generation or a world where we have to give evidence of everything," he said.
"They are taught to ask a question not to accept everything they have been told. I don't think they question managers or instructors, but that is their training. They ask why. They want to get to the roots of the roots," he added.
Maddon, who just turned 65, is the oldest baseball leader, followed by Yost, 64 and San Francisco chief Bruce Bochy, 63. Maddon is almost 30 years older than Rocco Baldelli, who was hired as a pilot in October in Minnesota.
Despite his age, Maddon has a reputation to learn how to apply it to his players. Cubs lost their contract after last season's disappointment.
Maddon is sure to know how to deal with the new generation of players.
"In fact, when I started it in the mid-1980s, I think it's important to tell my players why I'm doing everything," said Maddon. "They want to know why and it doesn't hurt me. When they ask me something, I have to be ready for the answer."