Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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CINCINNATI It is the time of year when scoreboard-watching is about as prevalent as an ornithologist watching birds.And, of course, there is a similarity with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker because he is bird-watching ever day, watching the progress or lack of progress of the St. Louis Cardinals.But the Cardinals arent the only team Baker follows because, Its no different for me because I watch the scoreboard every day, right from Opening Day. Thats just what I do.And as the season progresses, Baker becomes a fan as he watches the scoreboard, Rooting against the teams ahead of us and closest to us.That means Baker roots hard against the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates, six games ahead of the Reds in the National League Central. And he roots hard against the second place St. Louis Cardinals, two games ahead of the Reds.The Reds are comfortably ahead for the No. 2 National League wild card spot, 4 games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks. But Baker says he pays little atte...
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