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Dusty Baker's at it already
Posted by regan at 2/28/2008 3:57:00 PM
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Poor Reds' fans having to live with stuff like this (from the team's official website):

On Saturday: "Majewski is throwing the ball well too," opined Baker, who said the common mispronunciation of the right-hander's name as Ma-joo-ski rather than Muh-jesky. "He's in better shape than I heard he was last year. Things are stronger."

On Wednesday: Majewski allows six runs in 1/3 of an inning.

On his ideal leadoff hitter: "I'm big on driving in runs and scoring runs," Baker said. "Guys in the middle should score about close to equal to what they drive in. On-base percentage, that's fine and dandy. But a lot of times guys get so much into on-base percentage that they cease to swing. It's becoming a little bit out of control."

Yeah wouldn't want those leadoff hitters getting on base too much, and taking a few walks is pretty much the same as "ceasing" to swing.

On a positive note, at least Baker seems open to the idea of Joey Votto as his first baseman. Probably because Scott Hatteberg's OBP would be too high.


Jeff, is that you?
Posted by bwitt at 2/28/2008 4:43:00 PM, but I feel for Jeff...
Posted by vtadave at 2/28/2008 4:56:00 PM
Why is Dusty Baker even allowed in MLB? MLB should have banned him from baseball for his racist comment when he was the Cubs manager. Something about he would rather have black players because they can deal with the summer heat better. Lordy, so many have been drummed out for saying much less.
Posted by Sinko at 2/28/2008 5:39:00 PM
The best is when Baker said he didn't like walks because he didn't want his players "clogging up the bases." Truly pathetic.
Posted by Dalton Del Don at 2/28/2008 6:59:00 PM
Homer Bailey should set up his arm
surgery now......get everything in
place for the end of the season.
He has Votto and Bruce....lets see
how long they ride the pine while
the Reds are in the basement.
Posted by wadebud at 2/28/2008 9:04:00 PM
Don't forget Johnny Cueto. We'll see how long it takes Bailey and Cueto to break into the rotation in favor of proven vets like Matt Belisle and the Dragon Slayer Josh Fogg.
Posted by vtadave at 2/29/2008 8:14:00 AM
Somewhere there's a calendar counting down the days until the end of Neifi Perez's suspension.
Posted by Jaycees67 at 2/29/2008 2:29:00 PM

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