Dusty Watch

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Death by a thousand bunts

The origin of the expression "death by a thousand cuts" dates back to a barbaric form of torture and execution by the the Imperial Chinese government called lingchi, where criminals were put to death by being s... Read More...
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Time to Move On

We had great plans once upon a time, didn’t we? Grand hopes for the future. Remember that interview after the clinching game in 2010 when you said you loved Cincinnati?  We loved you, too, that night.... Read More...
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Bring Dusty Baker Back

If you've read what I've written here the past few years, this post will probably surprise you. It surprises me to be writing it. This opinion will be controversial among members of the Nation. My butcher on Co... Read More...
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The under-appreciated setup man

Quick, guess these two players (all stats current entering play Wednesday night): Player A: 49.1% K%, 8% BB%, 6.15 K/BB 1.28 FIP, 14 saves, 4 blown saves Player B: 29.0% K% , 5.3% BB%, 5.50 K/BB, 2.43 FIP, 9 s... Read More...
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Dusty’s popularity rising?

Check out this column from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch... Some of his comments, I don't know what he's talking about... Yet the real driving force behind the fans’ subtle attitudinal adjustm... Read More...
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Dustyism

From today's Enquirer: “Everybody preaches on base percentage, which is great,” Baker said. “But I was talking to (Detroit manager) Jim Leyland about this the other day. You’ve got... Read More...
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Baker Unhinged

Johnny B. Baker (Photo: Steve Mancuso) I know the Game Thread is about to be posted, but take a second to read this. According to John Fay, after having all night to think about it, Dusty Baker exercised poor... Read More...
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The Chapman/Marshall Mistake

The era of Aroldis Chapman closing for the Reds is here. Like all Reds fans, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Chapman secure the last three outs today against the Yankees. But I can't abide by the discouraging ... Read More...
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Submitted without comment

"We're going to hit our way out of this slump, not walk out of it" - Dusty Baker postgame— JD Arney (@jdarney) April 15, 2012 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Okay, one comment: good grief.... Read More...
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Dusty on the hot seat?

Ken Rosenthal has a list: On Baker: Just sayin’ on this one. There is no reason to believe that Baker actually is in trouble. He makes this list largely because he is in the final year of his contract.... Read More...