Originally written on Nation Orange  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Toto, I have a feeling were not in San Francisco anymore. Err…Dusty, that is. The Cincinnati Reds just fired Dusty Baker just a few days after the Reds were knocked out of the playoffs in the Wild Card game, and it has the potential to get a lot uglier before it gets any prettier. Despite the general absurdity of firing Baker (more on that in a minute), Dusty’s parting words were a heartbreaking recount of his time in Cincinnati. “This last couple weeks I’ve been getting a rash of hate mail, racial mail. Maybe it is time to go . . . This is really ugly. There are all sorts of references to Barack Obama. So now I know where they are coming from. I don’t know, maybe people are mad at him, so they don’t like the idea of blacks in authority.” I guess Dusty learned the hard way the difference between San Francisco and Cincinnati. The fact that Baker was subject to racist hate from own fans is despicable at best. So, last night we watched Atlanta Braves ...
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