Originally Posted by Heath
There have been worse managers in Cincinnati history and a lot of us around here worry more about the "Cincinnati" on the chest, than the guy who signs the lineup card. Maybe he'll channel his inner Pat Moran or Bill McKechnie.
I feel for the older Reds fan who jeered this guy while wearing Dodger Blue in the '70's. Now they'll have to like him.
Yes, us old timers will have to put to rest our intense hatred...rivalries were not the same back then as they are now...even though I hated the dodgers with every fiber of my being, I was always excited to see their players in reserve roles on the A.S. team.
Steve Garvey had a huge fan following in the region during that time as did Yeager and even Ron Cey.
Finally, I think if Reds Fans can allow Lou Pinella into our hearts, Dusty Baker has a shot as well.