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Baker received racist hate mail

This story flat out sucks. Dusty Baker felt his time in Cincy was growing to a close for quite a few reasons, but this most likely had to be the nail in the coffin. Via CBS Sports: “The last couple weeks, I’ve been getting a rash of hate mail, racial mail,” he said. “Maybe it is time to go.” “This is really ugly,” he said. “There are all sorts of references to Barack...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker fired because he protected hitting coach?

Dusty Baker was fired by the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, two days after his team lost a one-game playoff to the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Baker was fired because he wanted to protect his hitting coach from being canned. Heyman reports that Reds GM Walt Jocketty wanted to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker was surprised by firing and has no intent to retire

Upon learning of his firing, Dusty Baker spent Friday afternoon cleaning out his Cincinnati condominium that he had resided in for six years. Baker told USA TODAY Sports that it could take "a couple of days" for him to pick all of his stuff up and said he was extremely surprised by the announcement. "I wasn't ready for this. I really wasn't. I thought...
Via Redlegs Review
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker reportedly fired by the Cincinnati Reds

Dusty Baker is no longer the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer was the first to break the news. The news comes just two days after general manager Walt Jocketty said that he believed Baker would return given that he was under contract through 2014. So, it is safe to assume that this decision was made by ownership. In six seasons as manager, Baker...
Via Redlegs Review
October 04, 2013  |  4 Comments

Dusty Baker fired by the Cincinnati Reds

We did not see this coming. Especially given that just two days ago Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that he did not think that there was any question that Baker would be back given that he was under contract through 2014. My guess: this was an ownership call. Baker was 509-463 in six years as the Reds manager. He led them to two NL Central titles and with this year’s wild card he took...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

An unbiased look at Dusty Baker's postseason managerial record

For 20 of the past 21 seasons, Dusty Baker has been the manager of a Major League Baseball team. His managerial career began with a bang when he led the San Francisco Giants to a whopping 103 wins in 1993. He was named National League Manager of the Year for his efforts, but the Giants ultimately missed out on the playoffs, finishing just one game behind the Atlanta Braves for...
Via Redlegs Review
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Quotes from Baker, Votto, Bruce and more

The home clubhouse at Great American Ball Park was filled with a group of dejected and stunned Redlegs after Thursday's season-ending loss to San Francisco. However, most members of the team was still able to break the silence and offer some quotes of reflection about the game, and season overall. Here are the notable ones: “It was a very good season. Great regular...
Via Redlegs Review
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker “can’t remember the last time” he felt this good

In Dusty We TrustyHall of Fame reporter Hal McCoy had the chance to sit down and chat with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker when he was in the office yesterday, and it sounds like Baker is very close to returning. Baker was upbeat, enthusiastic and effervescent during my short visit. He looked fit and trim and the smile on his face was as wide as the room. His handshake was bone...
Via Red Hot Mama
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker had a stroke

The Cincinnati Reds released today what had kept manager Dusty Baker away from the team for so long. As everyone feared, it was more than just an irregular heartbeat. Baker had a stroke on Friday. While in Chicago on Wednesday, Reds manager Dusty Baker was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, commonly referred to as an irregular heartbeat...
Via Red Hot Mama
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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