Found July 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CINCINNATI Dusty Baker received a text Saturday night from San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and it didnt say, Why did you beat us up when we were there?The Cincinnati Reds took three straight games from the Giants last week and the cynical might say Bochy reaped his revenge on the Reds.As manager of the National League All-Stars it was Bochys job to pick most of the extra players and he took no extra Reds.First baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips were voted by the fans to start next Tuesdays game in New York, but three worthy contenders were ignored outfielders Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo, plus pitcher Mat Latos.Bochys text asked Baker to tell Bruce, Choo, Homer Bailey and Mike Leake that they were under consideration, But its a tough job and you are going to leave somebody off. He said it was especially tough with Bruce, but some other guys were having good years and you have to pick guys from every team.Bailey and Leake probably were not serious conten...
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