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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Price was only involved in the good decisions. And he was also kissing up to Bronson so he'd say some kind words in the press the following year, causing all the Reds Zone gals to swoon.
    Price's machinations must have worked pretty well, judging by the poll.
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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

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    It was an incredibly poor decision other than the fact Arias hit a routine ground ball that should have ended the inning. The Reds scored 1 run in 10 innings and one of the greatest defensive third baseman in the history of baseball booted a ball that gave the Giants the game winning run...

    BLAME DUSTY!!!!!1111
    Yeah.....for the god awful plate approaches that no other team that wins in the playoffs uses.

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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I remember starting a thread before the 2012 season, worried that Baker would not only stick with Rolen after his dreadful 2011 season (.676 OPS), but bat him cleanup. Sure enough, that's where Rolen started the season.

    Rolen started at 3B until May 12, putting up a .542 OPS, when he basically DLed himself. That was when Frazier entered the picture and the Reds started to win.
    Another good one; veterans over non-vets no matter what

    Gotta start Rolen in the NLDS "he's been here before"
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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Yeah.....for the god awful plate approaches that no other team that wins in the playoffs uses.
    Ahh yes, blame him for the hitting approach (not the hitting coach) but give all the credit for the pitching success to Price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I remember starting a thread before the 2012 season, worried that Baker would not only stick with Rolen after his dreadful 2011 season (.676 OPS), but bat him cleanup. Sure enough, that's where Rolen started the season.

    Rolen started at 3B until May 12, putting up a .542 OPS, when he basically DLed himself. That was when Frazier entered the picture and the Reds started to win.
    The Reds really started to win when Votto went down. Clearly he was the problem.
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    Re: what is your favorite baker myth you would wish to perpetuate

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    Can't win with 'em

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    Re: what is your favorite baker myth you would wish to perpetuate

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    Plenty of good myths here

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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    The Reds really started to win when Votto went down. Clearly he was the problem.
    What does Votto in his prime have to do with Rolen way past his prime and not healthy?

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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    The Reds really started to win when Votto went down. Clearly he was the problem.
    You're not denying Frazier was a catalyst now, are you?

    If Rolen doesn't DL himself, there is no telling when, or even if, Baker would have actually performed his function as manager.
    Last edited by malcontent; 10-11-2013 at 10:12 AM.
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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    You're not denying Frazier was a catalyst now, are you?

    If Rolen doesn't DL himself, there is no telling when, or even if, Baker would have actually performed his function as manager.
    And he's been fired!
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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

    So basically reds44 is either Dusty or Darren Baker

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    Re: what was your favorite zany baker move as manager

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    So basically reds44 is either Dusty or Darren Baker
    Nice.

    Maybe he's dating his daughter

    Original stuff here for sure


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