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    Dusty Baker

    Look, I'm not one to think that a manager has a big impact on games, but this has gotten to the point that it's ridiculous. It's one of those things that we don't have stats to examine how good/bad a manager is but I seriously doubt anybody that watches the Reds on a day to day basis thinks he's doing a good job. Cordero was obviously spent today and to leave him in the game with a full complement of players in the pen with the break coming up is inexcusable. Pythag is supposed to be great indication but when your manager keeps losing game after game it's no wonder the real record is not an indication of what the pythag record says the Reds should be. If nothing else, maybe this will be Dusty's last stint in professional baseball at the end of this campaign.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Oh look, another knee-jerk thread!
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Wasn't a thread almost exactly like this closed yesterday?

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Oh look, another knee-jerk thread!
    45-47. I won't accuse anyone of a knee-jerk reaction at this point.

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    FIRE DUSTY! This team needs someone like Billy Martin as the manager. Kick someones butt and take names later. He has this team Oma complete mess. The bullpen is a mess.
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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Oh look, another knee-jerk thread!
    It aint April, or May, or even June. Simply put, he's not good. Call it knee-jerk, stupid, shameful, what have you. If you support him, more power to you.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by Quatitos View Post
    Wasn't a thread almost exactly like this closed yesterday?
    Yes
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    For all I know, this one may get closed too. I think it's time we actually discuss the manager's qualities and faults. We discuss players til the end of time, I'm not sure why a logical thread on the manager wouldn't be ok?
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    Couldn't agree more! It's getting tougher and tougher as we lose games we should have won, mainly due to managerial decisions. I would have never put Cordero on the mound three consecutive days, and if I did, it was obvious he needed to come out after hitting Weeks in the head.
    This is just one of countless times I have wished that someone other than Dusty Baker was managing the Reds.
    Call it knee jerk if you wish, but most of us who have been around this game for a long time and know baseball, well we know better.

    Reds fan since '59 but not enjoying watching this team under current management. I've considered buying tickets on several occasions this season, but will not do so until something changes. It may very well be the first year since I was 7 years old that I don't take a trip to Cincinnati.

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Oh look, another knee-jerk thread!
    Wrong. 92 games of disappointing and uninspiring baseball led by a man that's not optimizing his team's chances of winning.
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    Re: Dusty Baker

    What makes this most upsetting is that the team played really hard today, tough, grind it out baseball.

    Giving away a game like this hurts, especially against the first place club.

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    The whole series was painful sans Saturday. The Reds easily could've swept or at least won 3 out of 4, which would've had them sitting pretty.

    I think Dusty definitely deserves blame here. Using Cordero in a non-save situation, using him 3 days in a row and 4 out of 5 is really unfathomable, especially when you consider how many pitches he threw over that time span.

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    Hire Billy....Fire Billy....Hire Bob Lemon....Fire Bob Lemon....Hire Billy again.

    Fire...Calm....Fire....Calm. It worked for the Bronx Zoo....it can work for Cincy.

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    Re: Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRoser View Post
    Couldn't agree more! It's getting tougher and tougher as we lose games we should have won, mainly due to managerial decisions. I would have never put Cordero on the mound three consecutive days, and if I did, it was obvious he needed to come out after hitting Weeks in the head.
    This is just one of countless times I have wished that someone other than Dusty Baker was managing the Reds.
    Call it knee jerk if you wish, but most of us who have been around this game for a long time and know baseball, well we know better.

    Reds fan since '59 but not enjoying watching this team under current management. I've considered buying tickets on several occasions this season, but will not do so until something changes. It may very well be the first year since I was 7 years old that I don't take a trip to Cincinnati.

    ---'Roser
    Agreed.

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    Look at it this way. We got a good look today at the D Train and then we saw a derailed train wreck. The problem with this wreck. It wasn't an accident. Most anyone with any sense could see it coming a mile off.


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