Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 9/27/12
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CINCINNATI Dusty Baker was seated behind his clubhouse office desk earlyThursday,dressed in a gray sweater vest and shuffling papers, as I walked in.Cincinnati Reds media relations director Rob Butcher had approached me in the clubhouse and said, Go see Dusty. And so, FOXSportsOhio.com became the first media outlet to have a chat with the Reds manager since his bout with an irregular heartbeat and a mini-stroke.It was short and oh so sweet because Baker was upbeat, enthusiastic and effervescent during my short visit.He looked fit and trim and the smile on his face was as wide as the room. His handshake was bone-shattering, as it always is.It was the third straight day that Baker has showed up in office, keeping the door closed and not talking to the media.Baker entered Chicagos Northwestern hospital while the team was on the road last week with an irregular heart beat. The team leftChicago onThursdaybut Baker was held in the hospital for rest, tests and observation.He was to be rel...
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