June 27, 2012 |
The post-save somersaults that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman performed after nailing down a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday night not only irritated the Brewers, it also irritated his manager, Dusty Baker. "It's been addressed already and it's over," Baker said on Wednesday. "It won't happen again -- ever. I know he's happy and things have been going poorly for him, but he's got to demonstrate in a different way. " Chapman has struggled in the last couple of weeks, giving up game-losing homers to Cleveland and Minnesota.
June 15, 2011 |
It's becoming clear to the Dodgers that they're running out of time to turn things around even if major league baseball has yet to reach the All-Star break. "We can't wait, we've got to do it now," center fielder Matt Kemp said Wednesday after the Cincinnati Reds rocked Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley to win, 7-2, and complete a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. Asked whether the Dodgers were feeling pressure to rebound, Kemp said, "There's no pressure. It just has to happen.
November 17, 2010 |
Bud Black hung on to win this race. Ron Gardenhire became a first-time Manager of the Year, too, after so many near misses. A month after his San Diego Padres were knocked out of the playoff chase on the final day, Black edged the Cincinnati Reds' Dusty Baker by one point for the National League award Wednesday. "I guess this vote was sort of like our season, it came down to the wire," Black said. Gardenhire was the clear choice in the American League, earning the honor after five times as the runner-up.
May 24, 2008 |
Cincinnati Reds Manager Dusty Baker was suspended for two games, and New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and San Diego Padres hitting coach Wally Joyner were penalized one game each Friday after recent arguments with umpires. Major League Baseball also fined all three undisclosed amounts. Girardi was suspended for kicking dirt that landed on plate umpire Chris Guccione in the ninth inning of Thursday night's 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
October 14, 2007 |
Dusty Baker was hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreeing to a three-year deal Saturday with a team coming off its seventh consecutive losing season and looking for stability at the top. Baker, 58, worked as a television analyst for a year after the Chicago Cubs fired him after the 2006 season. The Reds decided to go for someone who knows the NL Central and has been to the World Series as a manager.
October 3, 2006 |
Hours before the San Francisco Giants announced Monday that Felipe Alou would not return as manager, the man he replaced, Dusty Baker, was let go by the Chicago Cubs after a last-place finish and a failure to take the team to the World Series in his four years. The Cubs made the announcement a day after team president Andy MacPhail resigned and the club finished with a 66-96 record. "I wish we could have gotten it done, but we didn't," Baker said. "You see four years come to pass very quickly."