You guys beat me to it.
I do the best Dusty Rhodes imitation this side of Dusty Rhodes. I've got the pipes for it.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
I'd buy season tickets, even while living here in Atlanta, if the Reds hired Dusty Rhodes.
There are a few other Dustys I would rather have managing this team.
It's not enough that this team kicks me in the boys 162 days a year, they have to go and intrude upon my pain-free offseason as well...
I guess I'd have to laugh if Dusty Baker got hired. Really, it would be the perfect storm of awful, and you have to respect when the absolute worst possible outcome actually occurs.
24 Years and Counting...
"I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute
Homer's pain in his groin would go to his arm very quickly.
Dusty Baker is the bad man acometh.
One point glossed over is that Dusty is a "California Man" and has a school age son wh live ins California, this being his second family and he having spent the majority of his past 30 years in the west has to bode well for those wavering at the thought of Dusty in the Reds dugout.
This tidbit was in the SF Chronicle today, Jenkins is a blow hard, but he does know the Bay Area icons and their personalties
The Reds have quietly made a big push to make Dusty Baker their next manager. It's not exactly his dream job - a highly flawed team, far away from his California home - but it's something he has to consider
Also he notes...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl.../SPS8SP3L3.DTLAnother factor in Bonds hitting the market: Commissioner Bud Selig, a master power broker in his dealings with owners, doesn't want him signing with anyone. Sign Bonds, and you'll be getting no favors from the commissioner ... One point where we're in agreement with Bonds and his handlers: He shouldn't take one cent of a pay cut. He means notoriety and gate appeal, and he's the all-time home-run leader, for crying out loud. CEOs don't take pay cuts. They get raises every year ... Along those lines, there is talk that if Joe Torre returns as the Yankee manager, he'll have to take a salary hit. How petty is that? ... If you're wondering about the delay on Torre's fate, it's that the Yankees can no longer be sure if 77-year-old owner George Steinbrenner is lucid at any time. They have to make sure it's a majority decision within the organization, not some idle Steinbrenner rant.
Torre a paycut? from the team that never losses money at anything?
Give me Ken Macha or Davey Johnson or even Mackanin. Just anyone but Baker or Garner.