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August 29, 2002
On deck Jamie Moyer, who hasn't won in three starts, goes against the Twins for the Mariners. He said it "You are past amazed. You accept it. When you see great ness, you don't really get amazed after a while." Dusty Baker, Giants manager, after Barry Bonds' three-homer game Tuesday night
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By Phil Rogers On baseball Phil Rogers On baseball | January 17, 2010
Some think the Reds just took the biggest risk in franchise history. I think they made the shrewdest acquisition of the offseason. Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman , signed away from the Blue Jays, Red Sox, Angels and other suitors at a cost of $30 million, is a difference-maker, and there were darn few of those available on the 2010 free agent market. Give general manager Walt Jocketty and the team's owner, Bob Castellini , tremendous credit for investing so heavily in a guy who would have been ranked 1A to Stephen Strasburg if he had stood alongside North American talent in last year's draft.
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May 25, 1998
Quote: "Walk [Mark] McGwire with nobody on, that's a legend. Jim Poole and Dusty Baker will be trivia, and McGwire will be the legend. Sorry, Dusty." -- Giants pitcher Orel HershiserIt's a fact: Attendance was so high that the Mets ran out of children's jerseys they were giving away.Who's hot: The Mets' Carlos Baerga, subject of trade talks involving the Orioles, had three hits,including his fourth homer, to raise his average to a season-high .280. He is hitting .355 in May.Who's not: The Rockies' Ellis Burks struck out four times, extending his slump to 1-for-31.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | June 26, 2007
It has been more than a week since the Orioles fired manager Sam Perlozzo, and the search to find his replacement begins in earnest today when new club president Andy MacPhail settles in at the warehouse. MacPhail and the Orioles' front office thought an extended search wouldn't be necessary when they made an offer to former Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi last week. But after Girardi turned them down, the club started over with plenty of possibilities and no specific front-runner.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | June 26, 2007
It has been more than a week since the Orioles fired manager Sam Perlozzo, and the search to find his replacement begins in earnest today when new club president Andy MacPhail settles in at the warehouse. MacPhail and the Orioles' front office thought an extended search wouldn't be necessary when they made an offer to former Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi last week. But after Girardi turned them down, the club started over with plenty of possibilities and no specific front-runner.
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By Joe Christensen and Peter Schmuck and Joe Christensen and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants might have preferred winning the World Series with a four-game sweep, but the fact the series will go at least six games could actually help them retain free-agent second baseman Jeff Kent. Giants owner Peter Magowan said yesterday that the team's playoff revenue would have been about $3 million had the World Series ended after four games. If it goes seven games, that amount will be closer to $9 million, he said, describing a scale that escalates as television ratings increase toward the end of a long series.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2003
CHICAGO - If a member of the Texas Rangers was going to influence the outcome of the 74th All-Star Game, Hank Blalock figured to be the one offering congratulations, not accepting them. Is there an award for best supporting player? Blalock upstaged shortstop Alex Rodriguez, and just about everyone else on the premises, with a pinch-hit two-run homer off Los Angeles closer Eric Gagne in the eighth inning last night that gave the American League a 7-6 victory over the National League at U.S. Cellular Field.
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By RAY FRAGER | March 23, 2007
Dusty Baker is ready to stop being mad and start getting to work. The hurt of losing his job as Chicago Cubs manager lasted for quite a while, but now Baker has become an ESPN baseball analyst. "I feel great," he said in a conference call this week. "I feel recharged and renewed and I'm ready to charge into my new job." Part of that new job is answering questions from newspaper types who want to know what he thinks about the hometown team. So, Dusty, how about those Orioles? "They got power arms and pretty good offense ... but anybody that's in that division, you have to compete with the big three," Baker said Wednesday in a phone interview with The Sun, referring to the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2005
MESA, Ariz. - Curse, what curse? If you listened carefully within the confines of the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse at HoHoKam Park during spring training last month, you would have thought that Steve Bartman were still regularly attending games at Wrigley Field and that simple baseball logic explained why the team hasn't won the World Series in nearly a century. "Whenever this so-called curse happened, none of these guys were even born, including me," said manager Dusty Baker, who at 55 was born 41 years after the Cubs most recently won the World Series and four years after the team last went to the Series.
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August 14, 2004
Who's hot Steve Finley is 13-for-26 in 10 games since being traded from the Diamondbacks to the Dodgers. Who's not The Devil Rays have lost 13 of their past 14 road games. Line of the day J.T. Snow, Giants 1B AB R H RBI HR 4 5 3 4 3 On deck The Yankees are going to a six-man rotation, adding Mike Mussina to start Tues day against the Twins. He said it "You can't tune them out because you hear them, unless he's deaf, which he's not." Dusty Baker, Cubs manager, on Wrigley Field fans booing Sammy Sosa, who is in a 5-for-39 slump
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By PETER SCHMUCK | August 17, 2003
This has gone on long enough. The latest wave of speculation about the pending reinstatement of Pete Rose may have been the result of a legitimate news leak or an erroneous report, but it doesn't really matter anymore. Rose has paid his debt to baseball. He has been banished from the game for the past 14 years and prevented from taking his place among baseball's all-time greats in the Hall of Fame. There have been rumblings for months about a deal in the works that would lift the lifetime ban imposed by late commissioner Bart Giamatti after Rose was caught in a betting scandal in 1989.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2003
CHICAGO - If a member of the Texas Rangers was going to influence the outcome of the 74th All-Star Game, Hank Blalock figured to be the one offering congratulations, not accepting them. Is there an award for best supporting player? Blalock upstaged shortstop Alex Rodriguez, and just about everyone else on the premises, with a pinch-hit two-run homer off Los Angeles closer Eric Gagne in the eighth inning last night that gave the American League a 7-6 victory over the National League at U.S. Cellular Field.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2003
CHICAGO - Dusty Baker knows all the numbers. He knows the Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. He knows they have never won a playoff series. He knows they lost 95 games last year. He also knows the fans, though he has lived in Chicago only a few months. He knows that all those years of futility have refined in them a strange combination of faith and fatalism. And he knows one other thing: Somebody eventually is going to lead the Cubs back to the summit, as improbable as that may seem.
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