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Nats Journal: Bobby Henley returning as third base coach

The Nationals announced Tuesday morning that Bobby Henley will return as third base coach, which means Manager Dusty Baker’s coaching staff is nearing completion. Baker hoped to use Chris Speier as third base coach or bench coach but the final decision was dependent on the rest of the coaching staff. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Rick Schu returning as Nationals hitting coach

Rick Schu is expected to return as Nationals hitting, according to people familiar with the situation, marking, at least for now, the lone holdover from the previous coaching staff. As he mulled over the choice, Manager Dusty Baker had considered Schu a strong candidate to return because he wanted players to have some measure of continuity. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Dusty Baker’s coaching staff still being worked out

Dusty Baker’s coaching staff with the Nationals remains a work in progress, with plenty of candidates expressing interest.“It’s sad because there are a lot of qualified people for these jobs,” he said. “… We’ve got to do something for the guys. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux: ‘We’ll be prepared.’

As Dusty Baker performed during his introductory press conference — controlling the occasion with that magnetic charisma — a quieter, unassuming man looked on, below the stage to his left. New Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux was...Show More Summary

DC Sports Bog: Dusty Baker has his sights on a title, no doubt about it

When Dusty Baker was hired by the Washington Nationals to be their sixth manager, he fit the mold of most before him for the franchise. Taking Manny Acta and Matt Williams out of the equation, and each skipper has been a man with a wealth...Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Ted Lerner talks Nationals and Dusty Baker

Thursday was a busy day for Theodore Lerner, the managing principal owner of the Nationals. After an unusual managerial search, the Nationals formally introduced Dusty Baker as the sixth skipper in team history with the entire Lerner family looking on from the front row. That evening, Lerner accepted an award at the National Building Museum.Read full article >>

Nats Journal: New Nationals manager Dusty Baker is 66. Is age a factor in the dugout?

Dusty Baker was born on June 15, 1949. With his hiring by the Nationals, he becomes the second-oldest manager in the major leagues, younger than Terry Collins of the New York Mets by 19 days. But as Baker so capably showed at his introductory news conference on Thursday, age is only a number.Read full article >>

Sports of The Times: Nationals Keep Making Errors but Stumble Into a Winner

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Washington Nationals, who stumbled badly during the season and in their initial effort to replace the fired manager Matt Williams, turned to a proven commodity in Dusty Baker.

Boswell: Get the record straight: Dusty Baker is no consolation prize as a manager

It’s a shame the Washington Nationals couldn’t get a quality manager but instead had to settle for old retread Dusty Baker who wasn’t even their first choice.(Baker has taken teams to the postseason seven times. Just eight managers since 1900 have done it more often.)Read full article >>

Mike Rizzo: Nationals simultaneously negotiated with Baker and Black

A week before he was introduced as the Washington Nationals’ new manager, pirouetting in a gleaming white No. 12 jersey, Dusty Baker was at a wellness center in the mountains of Northern California, wondering what went wrong. Read full article >>

After Nats’ graceless search process, Dusty Baker arrives in style

Into the Washington Nationals’ supposed dysfunction walked Dusty Baker late Thursday morning. Actually, he catwalked. After he put on his white and red No. 12 jersey for a photo opportunity, he pirouetted and sashayed. He might be the first manager ever to pirouette and sashay.Read full article >>

Nats Journal: Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper and dealing with fights between teammates

Looking back at the Nationals’ 2015 season, some of the most lasting memories involve Bryce Harper. In a few weeks, he is expected to claim the National League MVP award for one of the best seasons at the plate in recent memory. He was the shining light of the Nationals’ disappointing year. Show More Summary

Dusty Baker brings a long resume and lots of charm to Washington

Dusty Baker ambled into the Nationals Park room where a crowd awaited Thursday morning with a broad grin, 20 years of managerial experience and a lifetime of good humor. Wearing a gray pinstriped suit and multi-colored tie, he sat down in front of a microphone next to General Manager Mike Rizzo. Show More Summary

DC Sports Bog: Dusty Baker has heard the haters and he has the perfect response

After winning his introductory press conference on Thursday with one terrific quote after another, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker joined the Sports Junkies for an interview on 106.7 The Fan.He killed that, too, especially when asked about...Show More Summary

GM Rizzo: Nats Negotiated With Black, Baker Simultaneously

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team negotiated contract terms with Bud Black and Dusty Baker simultaneously before hiring Baker as manager.

DC Sports Bog: Dusty Baker knows the responsibility that comes with being a black manager

Not many people would quote a famed anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary in an introductory speech as manager of a Major League Baseball team, but that’s exactly what Dusty Baker did on a rainy Thursday morning at Nationals Park.Read full article >>

DC Sports Bog: Dusty Baker wins the press conference with one terrific quote after another

Dusty Baker is far more than a press conference star and world-class name-dropper. He’s an award-winning manager, a former standout player, a leader of men, a published author and so on.But he’s also a press conference star and world-class name dropper. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals introduce Dusty Baker as manager

The Nationals formerly introduced new manager Dusty Baker Thursday morning, the conclusion of a strange and eventful search that led the team through several candidates before winnowing down to two finalists: Baker and former Padres manager Bud Black. Show More Summary

DC Sports Bog: Larry King and Gary Sheffield show Dusty Baker love

In the days leading up to his formal introduction as the Nationals’ new manager on Thursday, 66-year-old Dusty Baker received congratulations from Larry King, Gary Sheffield and players he managed in all three cities of his 20-year managerial career.Read full article >>

Nats Journal: Nationals hire Davey Lopes as first base coach

The Nationals added another veteran coach to Dusty Baker’s staff Thursday morning, hiring Baker’s former Dodgers teammate Davey Lopes to serve as first base coach. Lopes was the first base coach for the Dodgers from 2010 through last season, and filled that same position with the Nationals under Frank Robinson in 2006.Read full article >>

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