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Well it was only a matter of time before shots were fired. This morning, Reds manager came back with some harsh comments towards Indians starter Derek Lowe, who last night called Baker out for purposely ordering Mat Latos to throw at him.
These quotes are courtesy of John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“He had some words for me. I really didn’t want to make a public thing or a public spectacle. He’s the one who brought it up. He had some choice words for me. I really don’t care if he respects me. It doesn’t matter.
“No. 1, you’ve got to ask him why he hit Joey Votto in the back two years ago. Yesterday, he took exception to a ball inside that didn’t hit him, then hit Brandon Phillips after that.
“I’m not denying nothing. I didn’t order anyone to hit him. I told (Mat Latos) to buzz him and make him uncomfortable. That’s what happened. Nobody hit him. Then he hit our guy.
“What he was talking about was something that he said and did a few years. You got to ask him what that was. You got a lot people involved in the situation that didn’t need to be involved in the situation. It didn’t come from there.
“Go ask him since he made it public. Understand what I’m saying. I’ll let it rest at that since he’s such a big man running his mouth talking about himself.”
It really got ugly when a reporter asked Baker if it bother him when a player says he doesn’t respect you?
“Man, I don’t care,” Baker said. A lot of people don’t respect me. He don’t respect himself. The word was whatever he did and said probably there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark and he don’t remember what he said or what he did. OK.
“When he said I shook my finger at him to say I didn’t have nothing to do with it. It wasn’t to say I didn’t have anything to do with it. It was to say: Don’t mess with me or my team. That’s what that means. He better learn sign language. OK.
“I’m done with it.”
Wow. Baker called out Lowe for “drinking at the ballpark” as the reason he is getting his facts wrong. This is good stuff. The real question is if Baker will get fined or suspended for admitting he had Latos throw at Lowe. This is the same situation as Phillies lefty Cole Hamels admitting to hitting Nationals rookie OF Bryce Harper a month ago. Hamels actually hit Harper and was suspended for it.
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Indians starter Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker are currently exchanging barbs through the media and things are getting personal in a hurry.
CINCINNATI Bad and hot blood between Cleveland Indians pitcher Derek Lowe and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was spilled and running between clubhouses after Wednesday nights game and before Thursday afternoons game.When Lowe came to bat in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Reds pitcher Mat Latos threw a high-and-tight fastball toward Lowe.It didnt hit him, but it was close...
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“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...
An inside pitcher to Indians starter Derek Lowe - and comments he made afterward - have Reds manager Dusty Baker riled up.
Cincinnati starter Mat Latos threw an inside fastball to Lowe during the Reds' 5-3 win on Wednesday night. Lowe then hit Brandon Phillips in the bottom of the inning, and both benches were warned.
Lowe suggested the inside fastball was a payback for an...
If Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe didn’t hate each other prior to Wednesday, they do now. During the Indians 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe took exception to a Mat Latos fastball that was thrown close to him and he felt was intentional. He was right. Lowe ripped Baker on Wednesday night and Dusty was asked to respond to Lowe’s comments on Thursday morning. He fired back incredibly hard...
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Derek Lowe and Dusty Baker appear to have some personal history together, and it began to bubble to the surface on Wednesday after Lowe faced off against Baker's Reds. In the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, Lowe was at bat against Matt Latos when he was buzzed by a fastball inside. Lowe then gestured to the dugout at Baker, who waved his finger in the air at the pitcher...
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Tell us, Dusty.
“He had some words for me. I really didn’t want...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker may have added fuel to his feud with Indians pitcher Derek Lowe by admitting he instructed pitcher Mat Latos to throw inside to Lowe. After the Reds' 5-3 Reds victory on Wednesday, Lowe said he had "zero respect" for Baker after Latos pitched inside to him in the top of the fifth inning, according to MLB.com Lowe said Baker has...
According to Derek Lowe, Dusty Baker has been ordering pitchers to throw at him for the past five years. Due to various situations when he comes to bat, Baker has not had much success. During Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe was brushed off the plate by a 96-mph fastball from Mat Latos at the start of the fifth inning. He instantly motioned toward the Reds manager and started...
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