Our beloved manager Dusty Baker makes his long-anticipated return to Wrigley Field tonight to face his old club, the Cubs (or, as my son calls them, the “Stinky Cubbies”). Of course, former Red manager Lou Piniella will be managing the Cubs, so this is Bizarro World or something.
Baker is fortunate to be able to send Aaron Harang to the mound for his squad. The Cubs will counter with Ryan Dempster, who isn’t the most well-liked former Red, due to his putrid tenure with our favorite club. Let’s just call him Danny Graves Lite.
Discuss the game here. The Reds really need to get back on the winning track, especially against a club that is expected to be the best team in the division.
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.