Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
ESPN is reporting that the Reds have a new manager. They've signed a three-year deal with Dusty Baker. The fans are pretty upset. I guess they don't like Dusty Baker.
I don't think it's that horrible a pick. It's at least a declaration of serious intentions.
They could have kept Mackanin. I actually like Mackanin a lot, but keeping him, IMO, would be doing the same thing they did last time with Narron. Which some might say is Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
They're doing something different this time, and presumably something that is costing them some serious bucks. I give them credit for that.
And it's not like there are a lot of choices out there. Girardi seems to be the one everyone wants, but he was never coming to Cincinnati.
Meanwhile, in the Bronx...they'll decide Torre's fate on Tuesday. The NY papers are all reporting that Torre's chances of surviving are increasing, because the players have all come out in support of him. Not just the "old guard," but newer guys like A-Rod, Joba Chamberlain, and Phil Hughes. Pete Abe still thinks Mattingly will be the manager of the Yankees by the end of the week, though. (Of course, he was sure Torre was going to be fired last year, too.)
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