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JOHN BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Something About John Baker

At one point tonight, someone asked about John Baker‘s pitching WAR, which was obviously very tongue-in-cheek.  Baker, of course, was the emergency pitcher in a memorable extra-innings game that would not end, and he also happened to be the game-winning run.  Baker has been in other fun games as well, usually as a bit of a running gag since, well…he’s not that good of a baseball...
Via World Series Dreaming
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Cubs John Baker's bat go flying at a fan...who makes the COTY

The Cubs' John Baker loses his grip on his bat and it goes flying down the right-field line, only to be snared by a sure handed fan sitting behind the Cubs' dugout.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A Cubs Catcher Pitched A Scoreless Inning To Win The Longest Game In Cubs History

Your browser does not support iframes. A game which lasts a whopping six and a half hours will feature some oddities. The biggest one of all may be seeing catcher John Baker show up in the pitching stat sheet. Baker, the backup catcher for the Cubs, had to come onto the mound in relief duty in the sixteenth inning of what turned into an early Wednesday morning game against the Colorado...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Catcher John Baker Pitches, Scores Winning Run In Wild Win (Video)

When John Baker showed up at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, his expectations probably weren’t too high. After all, the Cubs backup catcher had appeared in just 47 games in 2014 and likely expected another night off as his Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies. Boy, was he wrong. Baker ended up playing a remarkably key role in the longest game in Cubs history, a 6-hour, 27-minute...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Baker, Cubs beat Rockies in epic marathon

This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker. “Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash, and I got some more beer,” Baker said in describing the liquids his teammates doused him with. “It was great. Best shower I’ve ever taken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Baker, Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the W after pitching the top of the 16th

John Baker, Chicago Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the win against the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, after pitching the top of the 16th. The longest game in Cubs history.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs’ John Baker Unleashes Epic Celebration After Drawing Walk (GIF)

After seeing John Baker’s celebration, it’s safe to say that walks aren’t celebrated nearly enough in the sport of baseball. Tensions ran high during Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds matchup after Reds closer Arnoldis Chapman tossed consecutive pitches near the head of Nate Schierholtz, culminating in a benches-clearing incident in the ninth inning of a...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: John Baker out a few days

The Chicago Cubs enter a weekend series against the Miami Marlins coming off a 7-4 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. The win improved the Cubs to 23-34, eleven games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Cubs were without catcher John Baker, who took a foul ball off his throat on Wednesday.#450120082 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Mark Gonzales...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Baker outrighted, Onelki promoted, two released, two signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits at 39. The Dodgers...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Catcher John Baker Optioned To Tucson

Catcher John Baker became victime number two on Tuesday in the San Diego Padres attempt to activate catcher Yasmani Grandal. Baker was optioned to San Diego’s Tripla-A Tucson club. Earlier in the day third baseman Edinson Rincon was designated for assignment to clear space for Grandal on the 40-man roster. Baker, who is 31, is batting .150 this season for the Padres and hasn...
Via FF Locker Room
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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