Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  By HAL MCCOY  |  Last updated 8/11/13
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...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sean Payton on firing Rob Ryan: Status quo ‘would be madness’

Report: Blue Jackets listening to offers for Ryan Johansen

Report: Greg Hardy cancels club event after 'catching heat'

Jed Lowrie returning to Oakland after A's-Astros trade

Mike Pettine discusses Johnny Manziel’s present, future

John Farrell: Ortiz's retirement announcement 'bittersweet'


Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Belichick on Peyton Manning benching: 'It's not our decision'

Report: Baylor's Jarrett Stidham out for regular season

Reporter believes Browns are 'ready to move on' from Manziel

Slow start not a problem for Utah Jazz

Marshawn Lynch to be out a month following hernia surgery

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Gronk: Takes mental toughness not to overeat on Thanksgiving

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker