Mark Sheldon and John Fay are both reporting that Dusty Baker left Wrigley Field this afternoon after seeing one of thc Cubs team doctors. He went to a nearby hospital for chest X-rays to rule out the possibility of pneumonia.

Sheldon:

There were no outward signs that Baker has felt ill lately. He could be seen in the clubhouse chatting with a couple of his players. Later, he was seen by a member of the Cubs medical staff before leaving for the hospital.

Reportedly Chris Speier, bench coach, will manage the game if Baker doesn’t return in time.

Certainly everyone at the Nation wishes Dusty a speedy recovery from whatever is ailing him.

 

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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  1. Hope this is just precautionary, best wishes Dusty. As much as I griped about your lineups you’re a good baseball guy who obviously cares about the game.

  2. Get well soon, Big Guy.

  3. I’m concerned, hope he’s OK. Get some rest, Dusty.

  4. WOOOOOO fatigue. Some lung tenderness. Day to Day. Get healthy Dusty!

  5. So true should take his time, get some much needed rest before returning.

  6. I hope Dusty is feeling better and able to make it back soon…but remember when Lou Brown went down the Indians went on to win the pennant that year

  7. John Fay posted an update …

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/09/20/baker-has-irregular-heart-beat/

    Hope Dusty will be ok! Looks like he won’t be around for tomorrow’s game either.

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Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky's Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve's thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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