After being eliminated by Puerto Rico on Friday, the Americans are now 0-for-3 in their bid to win the World Baseball Classic. In fact, the United States has failed to finish any better than fourth place in the tournament, which is a major disappointment to say the least.
Now, Reds skipper Dusty Baker wants to play a key role in changing that for a future Classic.
"I would like to manage it when I'm through," Baker said Saturday. "I don't want to do it now."
The United States has had three different managers for each of the first three Classics. Tommy Lasorda managed the team in 2006, Davey Johnson in 2009, and Joe Torre in 2013. All three were not actively managing an MLB team at the time of their WBC service.
"Tony La Russa is probably next in line," Baker noted of the retired former Cardinals manager.
La Russa led the National League All-Star squad last season despite being retired.
Baker said he would like to see more of USA's best players partake in the tourna...