Below, I mentioned that I hope the Reds would keep new manager Dusty Baker on a short leash where his young pitchers are concerned. It didn’t take long to dash those hopes. From today’s press conference announcing Baker as manager:
Q: Will there be “Homer rules” or anything to avoid a Mark Prior/Kerry Wood debacle?
A: Krivsky said no. He trusts Dusty. Dusty believed it was a little overblown.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.