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

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

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