Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I kind of disagree with that. It seems like those from the Chicago era (fans, journalists and the like) are in the "Dusty is Satan" crowd and those from the Giants era are in the "Dusty has done no wrong" camp.
I imagine Giants fans like him better, but you've got a column from San Francisco's Ray Ratto right there and he's saying:
"Is Dusty Baker a good hire then? The short answer is he isn't bad at all. The more involved answer is, that depends on Adam Dunn and Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips and Harang and Bailey and Wayne Krivsky and Bob Castellini."
That's hardly a case of acting like the guy is some sort of baseball messiah.
Plus, it's not just the Chicago folks who've indulged in the frantic Dusty bashing. A good chunk of the numbers-oriented crowd apparently has a Dusty itch that must be scratched as well. Apparently you don't have to be rational about Dusty Baker.