Reds Fire Dusty Baker; Is He A Hall Of Famer?

After the Reds washed out in the one-game wild card, GM Walt Jocketty was asked if Dusty Baker would be back next year. "I think so," Jocketty said. "He's got another year on his contract." It sounds like the GM was overruled from above, because reports out of Cincinnati have Baker out as Reds manager. » 10/04/13 9:07am 10/04/13 9:07am

Reds Run Suicide Squeeze With Two Outs In The 15th Inning

Dusty Baker called for a suicide squeeze with two on and two out in the 15th inning and guess what? It didn't work. The Cardinals took the lead the following inning on a Matt Adams home run and defeated the Reds 5-4. » 9/05/13 12:06am 9/05/13 12:06am

Brandon Phillips Curses Out Cincinnati Enquirer Reporter

C. Trent Rosecrans, the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and Brandon Phillips seem to have a little beef going on. Rosecrans has been critical of Phillips's on-base percentage and Phillips apparently thinks Rosecrans is a motherfucker. » 8/29/13 1:04am 8/29/13 1:04am

Dusty Baker Wants Fights To Settle Disputes In The MLB

In the sixth inning of Sunday's Cubs-Reds game, Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto threw a pitch over the head of David DeJesus, causing umpire Bob Davidson to warn both teams. » 5/27/13 2:27pm 5/27/13 2:27pm

Kirk Gibson And Dusty Baker Are Already Feuding Like Schoolgirls

We're still more than three weeks from the start of the MLB regular season, but that completely nonexistent heated rivalry between the Diamondbacks and the Reds is already starting to simmer. Yesterday, before their Cactus League cage match, managers Kirk Gibson and Dusty Baker met at home plate to exchange lineup… » 3/05/13 4:50pm 3/05/13 4:50pm

Dusty Baker Addresses Uniform Malfunction With An Assist From His…

There are reasons you, as a manager, want a reliable staff of coaches on the bench: To manage the pitchers, keep an eye on the team when times get tough, and to let you know (with an ever-so-casual hand over the mouth) that your fly has been open for who-knows-how-long. We see what you did there, Bryan Price. » 9/04/12 10:10pm 9/04/12 10:10pm

Tony La Russa Explains Decision Not To Put Johnny Cueto On All-Star…

Uh oh, we got ourselves a scandal, or something. Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa have never been especially fond of each other. Their relationship got even testier over the weekend when La Russa, who was in charge of making final selections for the National… » 7/02/12 4:48pm 7/02/12 4:48pm

Derek Lowe And Dusty Baker Are Having The Greatest Feud Ever

The exact origins are still unclear, but Indians pitcher Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker have hated one another for quite some time. Who knew? The bad blood finally simmered over last night and into this morning, starting with a pitch Lowe believed was thrown toward him under orders from Baker. Whee! » 6/14/12 5:30pm 6/14/12 5:30pm

OK, Who Pooped In Dusty Baker's Dugout Spot?

Jon Paul Morosi has a nice little profile of Cubs manager Mike Quade, but he buries the lede. Namely, that in Dusty Baker's last season in Chicago, someone left a going-away present for him. » 2/22/11 2:10pm 2/22/11 2:10pm

NCAA Expands To Canada; Can University Of Phoenix Online Be Far Behind?

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/06/09 6:30am 8/06/09 6:30am

Mound Visits By Dusty Baker Are Somewhat Unnerving To Nine-Year-Olds

What I learned this weekend: Dusty Baker can mismanage a pitching staff even if it consists of 9- and 10-year-olds. OK, in his defense, his team was enjoying a 25-3 lead when Baker inserted his son, Darren, in relief in the fourth inning on Saturday. Darren proceeded to pour gasoline on the fire by allowing four runs,… » 10/13/08 9:30am 10/13/08 9:30am

Dusty Baker And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

We think this is the last piece of business we missed during vacation, but it warrants mentioning. We've all kind of missed Dusty Baker from the Major Leagues, haven't we? It just wasn't the same without him and his toothpick in the dugout. (We also missed the epic hit-batsman-brawls that inevitably pop up when he and… » 3/06/08 11:10am 3/06/08 11:10am

How Close You Were, Dusty

Ah, such a rite of fall: The ritualistic execution of baseball managers. It always is a fun day, the day right after the baseball season ends, because managers just get picked off left and right. It's only a matter of time until Florida, bewilderingly, cans Joe Girardi, but we're gonna look at Cubs skipper Dusty… » 10/02/06 12:30pm 10/02/06 12:30pm

OK, Maybe Everyone Should Boo Dusty

OK, we understand that he had thrown a lot of pitches, and that he had walked five guys, and that the score was 0-0 and that he has been injured enough to need to be coddled a bit. » 7/26/06 3:02pm 7/26/06 3:02pm

Stephen A. Fesses Up

Well, there's finally some closure in the whole Stephen A. Smith/Dusty Baker/Cubs blogs/hey-how'd-WE-get-involved-in-this? situation from last week. If you'll recall, Cubs manager Dusty Baker cancelled his appearance on "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" because a staffer encouraged people to boo him, and Smith,… » 7/24/06 11:30am 7/24/06 11:30am

The Post Where Stephen A. Calls Us A Liar, And We Return The Favor

On Wednesday, we told you about how several Cubs blogs reported receiving emails from "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" staffers encouraging them to come out and boo Cubs manager Dusty Baker. Well, it turns out, Baker caught wind of the emails and cancelled his appearance on the program. In the Chicago Tribune » 7/21/06 12:45pm 7/21/06 12:45pm

Come On Down And Boo Our Guests!

You know how audience coordinators at "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" are always trolling Web message boards trying to get people to come to their shows? Well, now it's getting rather extreme. » 7/19/06 1:45pm 7/19/06 1:45pm