Found July 03, 2012 on Five Tool Tool:
PLAYERS: Dusty Baker
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
10) Attacking LaRussa's integrity is fun for the whole family9) Standing up for his players costs nothing and is sure to inspire them for, well, minutes 8) LaRussa totally didn't spoon after their last encounter, and said he'd call, but totally never did7) Both men really wanted to give ESPN and Blogfrica a lay up during the July dead zone6) The Cardinals-Reds brawl is, actually, the only brawl in the last 20 years in baseball where lasting hard feelings were kept5) Doesn't quite understand that when you don't bring a guy to the All-Star Game, you are giving them an actual break during the middle of the season, as well as preventing them from having another costly tidbit in arbitration4) Baker is just standing up for all of America, who will refuse to watch them game if guys that the fans and players did not vote in don't get to go3) Knows that if he yells about this long enough, everyone will forget about Zach Greinke's far more deserving beef2) Wanted t...

Rookies fuel late-inning charge to help Reds overwhelm Dodgers 8-2

Dusty Baker and the Reds (44-35) used a late-inning surge to race past the host Dodgers (44-37), 8-2, Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Cincinnati scored all of their eight runs in the sixth inning or later including five of them in the last two frames alone. By doing so, they took full advantage of the absences of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier from the Los Angeles lineup and managed...

Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa starring in "Snubgate"

Tony La Russa-Dusty Baker Feud Needs to Remind Baseball That Not Everyone Should Go to All-Star Game

As far as controversies go, this one is benign. The Reds think the Redbirds don't like them. National League legendary manager Dusty Baker thinks former National League legendary manager Tony La Russa has it out for his team. And everybody is super ticked that their guys -- their incredible guys -- didn't make the All-Star team. But really, what is the big deal? Baker and...

MINOR details 7/2/12: Billy Hamilton gets 100

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Minor League Game Review – 7/1/12

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Following up yesterday’s post about the snub by Tony LaRussa of Johnny Cueto … [visit site to read more]

Homer Bailey Cowboys Up in LA

I watched every moment of the Reds’ quality 8-2 win in Los Angeles last night. I’m digging these late-night start times on the West Coast because it gives me a chance to get things I would normally procrastinate done before the game starts and to be more of a normal human being rather than a guy who adjusts life to see baseball game start times on television. Couple of things...

Reds look to recapture offense, take series

An unexpected source of offense has the injury-riddled Los Angeles Dodgers gaining momentum. Mike Leake is looking to put a stop to it and continue his own. Luis Cruz will try to continue providing a spark for the Dodgers and help them win back-to-back games for the first time in almost a month Wednesday night against Leake and the Cincinnati Reds. Los Angeles (45-37) has won two...

Dodgers continue slide with loss to Reds

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rookies Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier each drove in three runs and the short-handed Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 Monday night. The Reds scored all of their runs after rookie shortstop Zack Cozart was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Chad Billingsley in the fifth inning. Cozart held his head with both hands while lying on his stomach for...

Giants 4, Reds 3

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