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The Surprisingly Emotional Story Of The Man Who Invented The High Five

One-time Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke is credited for the universal gesture for a job well done. His own life was more complicated. At the very end of the Los Angeles Dodgers's 1977 season, Dusty Baker hit his 30th home run. As heShow More Summary

With a Season On-Deck, Dusty Baker's Garden Grows

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the shed for his scissors. It's time for an impromptu harvest in his garden.

Ranking the Cincinnati Reds' Most Important Players Heading into 2014

2013 ended with another disappointing first-round loss for the Cincinnati Reds. It led to the firing of Dusty Baker. Outside the big bats of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, which players will be instrumental to the Reds' advancing deeper in the postseason? Ranking Criteria To rank the players, I used past statistics as well as potential upside. Show More Summary

Cincinnati Reds Offseason Tracker: Hottest Trade Rumors, Free-Agency News

The Cincinnati Reds don't have much money available to spend, but have a few decisions to make this offseason. After another short October, the team wasted no time making changes. Dusty Baker is out and Bryan Price has taken over as manager. The decision to go with Price could be one that drastically changes the franchise. Show More Summary

Is Bryan Price the Best Choice to Lead Cincinnati Reds into Future?

The Cincinnati Reds hired pitching coach Bryan Price to be their new manager on Monday, replacing Dusty Baker. After firing Baker in early October, the Reds knew that they would need a new skipper. And it turns out that the team hasShow More Summary

Dusty Baker Reportedly Removed from Consideration for Nationals Manager Opening

Dusty Baker has been removed from consideration for the attractive Washington Nationals managerial opening, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. On Oct. 9, Kilgore reported that Baker was interested in reaching out to the...Show More Summary

Should the Cincinnati Reds Stay in House for the Open Manager Position?

It has only been a few days since the Cincinnati Reds let go of their skipper Dusty Baker. Through just one weekend, there have been a plethora of names thrown around as possibilities for the next Reds manager. Many believe pitching coach Bryan Price and Triple-A Louisville manger Jim Riggleman are the top choices for the Reds (per MLB.com). Show More Summary

The Long, Painful Suffering Of Reds Fans Is Finally Over… Dusty Baker Has Been Fired

last yearSports : With Leather

On Wednesday, the day after the Cincinnati Reds were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 in the National League Wild Card Game, Reds GM Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the team’s manager, Dusty Baker, would be back in the same capacity next season. Show More Summary

Out With the Old School: Reds Fire Dusty Baker

Typically, the firing of a venerated three-time manager of the year who had just led his team to their third postseason appearance in four years would come as something of a shock. But when the Cincinnati Reds announced Friday morning...Show More Summary

Dusty Baker: I Don’t Plan On Retiring

Dusty Baker isn’t going to be forced into retirement. The Cincinnati Reds fired Baker after six years on Friday. Baker, who has brought the Reds three times out of the last four years, said that he was surprised by the organizations decision Baker told USA Today: “It’s going to take a couple of days just... Show More Summary

Dusty Baker, vessel of disappointment and frustration

Friday morning, the Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dusty Baker. If you could construct an algorithm to predict managerial firings, I'll bet that Dusty Baker wouldn't have been real high on the list this fall. Not after a 90-win season and three postseason berths in the last four years. Show More Summary

Cincinnati Reds: Fire Dusty Baker or Continue to Underacheive

The Cincinnati Reds finished the season with 90 wins and 72 losses. For nearly any other team in Major League Baseball, that would be a success. For the Reds and their fans, it is not and should not be enough. Tuesday night, the Reds embarrassed themselves against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Show More Summary

Billy Hamilton Should See Significant Action in Reds' NL Wild Card Game

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is only 23 years old and has just 13 games of MLB experience under his belt. In spite of that, manager Dusty Baker should utilize the youngster as much as possible in Tuesday evening's National...Show More Summary

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

last yearSports : Deadspin

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. Read more...

Brandon Phillips: Always in the heat of battle

So Thursday afternoon I was watching MLB Now (yes, again) and of course they were talking about Brandon Phillips ripping into writer C. Trent Rosecrans in Dusty Baker's office; if you somehow missed it, here's the video (the audio, really)...Show More Summary

MLB Star Rips Reporter With Profane Rant Over Critical Tweet

Cincinnati Reds star Brandon Phillips uncorked a profane rant at a sports writer after his team's game on Wednesday night. The reason? An unflattering tweet The story starts before Wednesday's game, when Reds manager Dusty Baker moved...Show More Summary

Should Dusty Baker Be on the Hot Seat for the Cincinnati Reds' Mediocre Season?

The Cincinnati Reds were served a harsh reality check this past weekend after the excruciating series against their division foe, the St. Louis Cardinals. Some fans already have one foot off the cliff, and others are on a Frankenstein-esque...Show More Summary

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