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Dusty Baker
Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker is a two-time All-Star Player and World Series Champion with the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. He has played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics, and now manages the Cincinnati Reds.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1949


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"It's the same with pitching. You talk to Greg Maddux and I'm sure he has a game plan, but he also sometimes can feel when a guy is looking inside or if a guy is looking for something else or it depends on which pitch he takes and how he takes it. Some guys get it early, some guys get it late, some guys never get it." Dusty Baker
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"He's a ballplayer. These are things a ballplayer does -- they run the bases well, they hit well, they throw, they throw to the right base, they steal a base. I think we're very fortunate to get such a talent at such a low price." Dusty Baker
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"I've heard it's a greater problem in high school with young kids. Baseball is attempting to clean it up by testing. That's where it starts. It appears to be cleaner now than a couple years ago because of the testing." Dusty Baker
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"It's better now than later. He's been working out real hard on his lower half all winter, so fortunately this is the time of year when he shouldn't be set back too far." Dusty Baker
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"I think the main problem was he couldn't feel the ball in his fingers. I guess it's cold, and the ball is a little slicker when it's cold, and he really couldn't feel it. Consequently, he starts trying to drop down, different things to try to command the strike zone, and he had trouble commanding the strike zone." Dusty Baker
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"It's better [to have the surgery] now than later. He's been working out real hard all winter on his lower half. It shouldn't set him back too far. He's still going to be able to throw. He threw a heck of a side today, they tell me." Dusty Baker
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"I'm just glad it was muscle and nothing else," Dusty Baker
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"A couple of balls caught too much of the plate early, ... but we were still in the ballgame. We ended up giving away 4 runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues, and we didn't play very good defense today." Dusty Baker
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"A couple balls caught too much of the plate early, ... We were still in the ballgame, and we ended up giving away like four runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues. We didn't play very good defense today." Dusty Baker
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"We're hoping [Lee can return] later in the week. It's getting better. We don't want to rush it and send him backwards." Dusty Baker
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"You would think over the course of a winter -- actually three winters, two winters -- that guys would come back strong and healthy, which hasn't been the case. Woody had a little setback with his knee, but his arm is doing well. He's throwing the ball great. Hopefully, Woody will be ready soon. How soon we don't know. We have Wade Miller coming on pretty strong. We just have to pull our belts a little tighter and do what we have to do." Dusty Baker
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"A couple balls caught too much of the plate early. We were still in the ballgame, and we ended up giving away like four runs on defense. You can't give away runs in the big leagues. We didn't play very good defense today." Dusty Baker
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"You've got to make sure he's OK so this thing doesn't linger all year long. You saw the difference some last year in the second half after he hurt it." Dusty Baker
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"D-Lee is still finding his stroke. When those guys really start swinging, we'll have a very potent offense. Our offense is pretty good. We just have to cut those walks down." Dusty Baker
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"I think we match up with anybody because our pitching. In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there. That generally is what wins a series - pitching and defense. If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes." Dusty Baker
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"They're a lock, but we have to get Prior to that point first. He's on schedule to do that but until he actually gets out there, we don't know. You don't know if somebody is going to come up sore, or somebody is going to pull something or whatever." Dusty Baker
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"I've got a game plan. Some of it depends on how healthy Todd feels, how his legs feel. He's still recuperating from last year at the end of the year. With the hard ground down here, it puts pressure on your legs." Dusty Baker
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"An older club tends to get it together later than a young club. Just like spring training. Young guys, two weeks, they're ready to go. Where the older guys, it takes them longer to get their timing." Dusty Baker
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"This is the youngest team I've had, which is what I've been yearning for really for years now. The younger the team, sometimes the more mistakes, but the more open and willing they are to be taught how to play. It seems like the older players are set in their ways." Dusty Baker
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"Carlos pitched great, certainly well enough to win, ... It was just a matter of too much Chipper Jones. They said Chipper was hot (.469 in his last nine games). He's certainly hot. He is hot." Dusty Baker
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"He didn't want to come out of the game. He said he was OK, but they all say they're OK. I don't know how he is, we'll talk to the doctors and go from there." Dusty Baker
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