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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Dustification: the act of justifying Dusty Baker's managerial moves, no matter how questionable.

    Now there's a term for everyone!
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Dustification: the act of justifying Dusty Baker's managerial moves, no matter how questionable.

    Now there's a term for everyone!
    See, that is very nice. Well done.

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by smixsell View Post
    Sorry pal, you can't copyright a single word. Take a chill pill.
    Hopefully you know that this is all being said in jest.

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Dustification: the act of justifying Dusty Baker's managerial moves, no matter how questionable.

    Now there's a term for everyone!
    That's no fun.

    I was looking forward to a Caged Death Match between Edabbs44 and DougDirt for ownership of the phrase.
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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    That's no fun.

    I was looking forward to a Caged Death Match between Edabbs44 and DougDirt for ownership of the phrase.
    I'm no lawyer, but with the time stamps that are applied to our messages I think it would be a fairly easy case.

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    That's no fun.

    I was looking forward to a Caged Death Match between Edabbs44 and DougDirt for ownership of the phrase.
    I retired from the cage. However, if edabbs would like to step into a game of Punch Out for Wii, we may be able to work something out.

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raindog View Post
    Don't disagree about your statement but I'm often amused by the people that tout that the number of wins he has validates his skill as a manager - he is 18th all time in wins --- what is never mentioned by these supporters -- he's also 18th in all time losses
    Dusty is not a Hall of Fame manager, at least not yet. There are 5 HoF managers that never won a World Series.

    Frank Selee - pre world series era. Won 5 NL pennants
    Ned Hanlon - pre world series era. Won 5 NL pennants
    Rub Foster - Inducted due to Negro league success
    Wilbert Robinson - elected in 1945. Method of induction is no longer in place.
    Al Lopez - The only guy that even comes close to Dusty. Twice WS runner up, but had a .584 winning percentage which is 4th best all time (Dusty is .525).

    Ralph Houk is not in the HoF with similar wins and 2 WS championships. Gene Mauch has more wins but a worse win percentage and no WS titles. He is probably the closest to Dusty, and was not voted in by the Veteran's committee in recent years.

    It gets even worse for Dusty once you consider the managers he will be going up against when people do comparisons for the HoF. Bobby Cox, Jim Leyland, Tony LaRussa, Lou Pinella, Bruce Bochy, and Joe Torre. Yeah, Dusty is boned.

    It's pretty simple. Dusty needs to win a WS. Until then, he is most likely not a HoF manager.
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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Dustification: the act of justifying Dusty Baker's managerial moves, no matter how questionable.

    Now there's a term for everyone!
    That's quality stuff. Definitely good enough for inclusion in the urban dictionary.
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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Hopefully you know that this is all being said in jest.
    I do now. Thanks for clarifying. I retract my retort.

    PS I consider all my slightly snarky retorts retractable.
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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Sorry to correct you Ed but if you're going to say "Back up off me," it must be followed by Yo. As in "Back up off me Yo." When you say it wrong, you can expect no one to back up off you and you only have yourself to blame.
    I was actually referencing the old school "Back Up Off Me" song by the legendary Ed Lover and Dr Dre. I have installed the phrase into my everyday rotation at work and it is doing wonders.

    http://youtu.be/4QvB2sIn5-Q

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raindog View Post
    Still not disagreeing with you -- but -- there had to be a but --- an awful lot of his wins

    (840-715) were garnered with the San Francisco steroid gang.

    I have trouble getting past that.
    So what about Tony Larussa?

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by kfm View Post
    So what about Tony Larussa?
    see my sig
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raindog View Post
    see my sig
    Understood

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    We have been calling for Jay to get a day off for awhile...he finally starts hitting against the Brewers and Dusty gives Jay a day off after the teams off day? Does this make sense to anyone else?

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    Re: more Dusty frustration...

    Quote Originally Posted by m21eagle45 View Post
    We have been calling for Jay to get a day off for awhile...he finally starts hitting against the Brewers and Dusty gives Jay a day off after the teams off day? Does this make sense to anyone else?
    He always gives players a day off after a scheduled day off. He did it for Phillips a week or two ago.

    That may not make sense to you, but it's the way Dusty does things.


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