I am ready to revolt. If they hire him my madness might get up to where it was when we got Tony Womack.
Lord please don't let him manage the Reds.
RedsZone will have a meltdown if Baker is hired.
Aww come on whats wrong with having Dusty "pitch em till his arm falls off" Baker as the manager?
This could be good. Lance McAlister wrote on his blog not long after Jerry Narron was fired and all the speculation started about who would get the full time gig that he would leave town if Baker got the job.
Let's see if Lance sticks to his guns.
A good leader in the clubhouse and if he gets the job lets hope that he learned not to let young ptichers throw 140 pitches everytime out. I think the Reds could do alot worse that the Lizard.
The only draw back to Dusty is that he blew out Woods and Prior's arms. To me that seems like a plus, since he is a very intelligent man, and I assume has learned from this.
That is what most posters don't understand, that managers can learn from their mistakes and get better.
Dusty was three time manager of the year, and he wins everywhere he goes.
C.Trent broke down the two most important skills a mangager must have, I agree with him.
1) manage the game, pitch by pitch
2) manage the players and the clubhouse.
Dusty gets and A in my book on both counts and probably an A+ on the second.
I would love to see him as the next Reds manager.
I've heard Harang and Bailey are already calling Dr. James Andrews. :D
I think it's become way too easy to jump all over Dusty when it comes to blaming him for the injuries to Wood and Prior because we really don't know for sure. I know this idea won't be popular here, but just looking at it from a different viewpoint. Discuss.
this in another thread, and I hope he doesn't mind if I post it here as it's very pertinent to the discussion:
Why would you want a manager whose philosophy on offense is "clogging up the bases isn't that great"?Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Bruce
Big difference with Lou at the wheel this year for the Cub.
Dusty would never have used Ryan Theriot at short. Dusty would have found a way to keep Neffi Perez and other "over the hill never weres" in other positions. Dusty would not have had Fontenot on the roster. He would have kept Michael Barret and would have never found out about G. Soto behind the plate.
Do you want Dusty to be in charge of the great young players on the Reds? no way baby
Lou had the vision to experiment, unlike Dusty.