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DUSTY BAKER - The real Reason Behind the RED"S Recent Successes

I just returned home from the soon to be Oscar nominated HELLBOY II -An Extraordinary film, somewhat sentimentally indulgent yet still a probing and multifaceted look at how today’s societal woes can be easily overcome by a pair of star crossed lovers and gay-fishmanthingy…along with a leftover from Voyaqe to the Bottom of the Sea!

I missed tonight’s game but was excited by the win. I was amazed however to hear Doc Rogers on the post game show (on WLW) give the credit for the last 2 wins almost completely to Dusty.He said that = “This Red’s team is now ‘Dusty’s Team’ and “they are finally beginning to play like it”. (My paraphrasing); However, I am much more inclined to agree with Kent Merker’s comments the other day when he suggested that the Reds have everything they need to win and compete in their division. that they just need to continue play together, in a consistent lineup and that with consistency and time will come dramatic improvement y. Dusty is probably a good man, a fair manager and a good ‘teammate’ But he doesn’t have the capacity to change his MO or to best use the players that he has. One only has to look at how Adam Dunn is utilized. Merker is high on the young talent – Bailey, Votto, Cueto, Voltron and Bruce being blended with Veteran players like Griffey, Arroyo, Weathers, Keppinger, BP and Dunn to creat a very competitive team. Although I don’t like all of those players, I think that he is a lot closer to knowing how to put together a team and make it productive than Dustbag Bakedbrains is. Sadly, I know that Dusty’s going to get the credit if the Reds win and Dunn et al with get the blame if they end up on the dump again. Boy it is just too frustrating to hear this shit even on a winning night.

My Indian name is "Runs For Beer'

by Madville on Jul 20, 2008 12:22 AM EDT

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