Bob Castellini stood at a podium on April 23, 2008, answering questions about why he fired general manager Wayne Krivsky just three weeks into the season, and one question struck him like a runaway boulder.
When is this organization going to start showing some stability in its leadership? Castellini was asked.
At thsy point, the usually mild-mannered CEO of the Cincinnati Reds almost turned into Nikita Khrushchev pounding a shoe on the podium when he said, We are not going to lose any more.
And he has become a man of his word. There is stability and there is winning.
For the second time, the Reds have extended the contract of a winning manager, Dusty Baker. It was announced today that the team has extended Bakers deal for two more years through the 2014 season.
A wise move? Indeed, it is. It gives Baker a chance to complete his mission of bring a World Series championship to Cincinnati.
The team crept closer than it has been to that goal since 1995 when the 63-year-old Baker ovecame...