Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
ESPN has just reported Dusty Baker has accepted the Reds offer to be their new manager. Pray.
In Dusty we Trusty
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Well, he's a Red now so there's nothing left to do but get behind him and support him.
"Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill
Dusty Baker has agreed to a three-year deal to manage the Cincinnati Reds, beginning with the upcoming season, ESPN has learned.
Baker, a former Cubs and Giants manager and current ESPN analyst, will continue to work with ESPN through this season's League Championship Series and World Series.
Baker is expected to be introduced at a news conference in Cincinnati on Monday.
The 58-year-old Baker was fired by the Cubs after they finished last in 2006. Lou Piniella replaced him and led the Cubs to the division title this season. Chicago was swept in its first-round playoff series against Arizona.
Baker managed the Giants for 10 years, leading them to the World Series in 2002. He left San Francisco after a falling out with ownership and went to the Cubs, leading them to the NL championship series in his first season.
Chicago had another winning record in 2004, its first back-to-back winning seasons in more than three decades. But the team unraveled in his last two years, and the Cubs didn't renew his contract after an NL-worst record of 66-96 in 2006.
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.
He has had some success. Maybe he learned from his mistakes with Prior and Wood.
Well that's a "big name" I guess.
Break out the tooth picks!
Three year deal for Baker.
Have to believe lots of personnel, coaching and perhaps front office (Jocketty?) changes are coming.
That makes my chest hurt.
0 Value Over Replacement Poster
"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
This organization is run by clowns, and Cosmo Kramer had good reason to be terrified of clowns.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.