Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 9/25/12
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CINCINNATI -- Acting manager Chris Speier needs to wear a stovepipe hat instead of a baseball cap and add a nickname in front of his signature: "Honest Chris Speier." First of all, he honestly wishes he could return to his bench coach position and not be acting manager. He wishes manager Dusty Baker was still leading the team. But that isn't going to happen for at least six more games. It was revealed Tuesday that when Baker was about to be released from a Chicago hospital last Friday after tests for an irregular heart beat he suffered a mini-stroke. So he was detained until Sunday and while he visited the team both Sunday and Tuesday he did not put on his Cincinnati uniform. He returned home before the game began. And the timetable for his return won't be until next Monday when the Reds finish the season with three games in St. Louis, meaning Speier will manage the next five games. He has managed the last six, including Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. When asked ...
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