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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: July 1

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Dusty Baker’s three-run home run in the ninth inning catapulted Oakland to a 4-3 victory over […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker’s Next Managing Job? Here Are Five Possibilities

On Friday, CBS Sports’ MLB Insider Jon Heyman reported former manager Dusty Baker is hopeful to manage in MLB again. He had a shot at taking the Diamondbacks vacant managerial position but was never interviewed, possibly due to bad blood between him and Diamondbacks president Tony La Russa. Now, the question is: Where could Dusty Baker go? He has a good track record in rebuild...
Via Baseball Essential
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker Hoping to Return as MLB Manager

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, former manager Dusty Baker is looking to return to the Majors in that capacity. Though he has proven to be excellent in turnaround situations (in San Francisco, Chicago and Cincinnati), Baker has applied for three jobs since the Reds fired him: Seattle, Washington and Detroit — three decidedly non-rebuilding situations. In all three cases...
Via Baseball Essential
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers to Avoid High Fives. Seriously

Nearly 38 years ago, Los Angeles Dodgers teammates Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke were credited, by some, with inventing the “high five”. Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers outlawed the congratulatory gesture. The reason? An outbreak of pinkeye. “We’ve been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “We can...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds can't stay with the status quo anymore

CINCINNATI (AP) After their offense went flat in the closing weeks of the 2013 season that ended with a wild card loss in Pittsburgh, the Reds decided they had to change. No, not the players. The batting coach. And the manager. They fired Dusty Baker after a third playoff appearance in four seasons - their best stretch of success since the days of the Big Red Machine - and figured...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Cincinnati Reds

The Reds rid themselves of Dusty Baker this offseason, which should be a step forward for the team and their offense as Baker created a lot of self-inflicted wounds with his outdated strategies. But just because Baker is no longer around doesn't mean that the problem is solved. One of the ongoing issues with Baker was a complete misunderstanding of the value of OBP. This often...
Via The Outside Corner
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - welcome to Reds Day

It's now time to preview one of the NL Central's three playoff teams from 2013 - the Cincinnati Reds. But while the Reds did indeed make it to the 2013 Postseason, they bowed out after just one game, and that failure cost manager Dusty Baker his job. Can the Reds have a better year in 2014 without both Baker and Shin-Shoo Choo? We shall see. Yesterday was Brewers Day on TOC,...
Via The Outside Corner
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins, Colorado Rockies among clubs pursuing Nick Masset

Just two short years ago, right-handed reliever Nick Masset was concluding a solid three-season run in the back end of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen as one of Dusty Baker's preferred late inning options. Flash forward to present day, and the Florida native has yet to throw a big league pitch in the period since.Hampered by shoulder issues in 2012, Masset would undergo surgery to repaira...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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