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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Real McCoy: A man and his dog

To nick an old Brink & Belzer routine…

A - Dusty Baker is nuts!
2 - Dusty Baker is nuts!

Asked about being back in baseball after a year off, Dusty said, “I enjoyed spending time with my son, my wife, my daughter and my dog. My dog is 11-years-old and I miss my dog. That’s the best woman in my life.” Baker’s 9-year-old son heard that comment and quickly said, “I’m going to call mom and tell her.”

“I love my mom, my sisters, my daughters, everybody, and it’s no slight on anybody, but my dog (Bailey, a German short-haired pointer) - well, my wife knows how I feel about my dog. My wife ain’t never run and got no pheasant for me. Best hunting dog I ever had and don’t they always talk about man and his dog? Ain’t no slight on any women in my wife.

...Baker went on to talk about his two young pitching sensations - Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez - and how he relates to them.

“These guys know what is at stake and they’re hungry and I like hungry guys,” said Baker. “Do you know the pressure that is on these guys? They’re from another country (Dominican Republic) and probably their parents and family don’t have much. It’s the first time in their lives they have a chance to make some money. There is something to hunger - and need.”

 

Repoz Posted: March 18, 2008 at 07:55 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Honkie Kong Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:05 PM (#2714949)
but my dog (Bailey,

So Homer is already in the doghouse?
   2. Cowboy Popup Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:11 PM (#2714953)
So this isn't about I am Legend?
   3. Rich Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:33 PM (#2714966)
He probably overwalks his dog.
   4. The Good Face Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:39 PM (#2714974)
Dusty probably would have come home with a lot more pheasants, but he insisted on leaving his best dogs in the kennel because they weren't proven veterans.
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:46 PM (#2714977)
Dusty reminds me of two women I used to sit to in my office. One was from Hong Kong and the other was from Jamaica. They each had their own set of cultural sterotypes about just about everyone, but their stereotypes didn't match each other's so they would get into bizarre arguments about whether Italians were lazy or if synagogues were all ugly and so on. I had a good time listening to them, actually.
   6. Dr Love Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:47 PM (#2714979)
He probably overwalks his dog.


This is Dusty Baker we're talking about. I bet the dog rarely walks.
   7. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:53 PM (#2714983)
Bailey, a German short-haired pointer

I hope he goes hunting at night. Germans aren't suited for activity under the sun, unlike, for example, a chihuahua.
   8. 44magnum Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:54 PM (#2714985)
Marty & Brantley are both confident Votto will be the Opening Day 1st baseman. Votto blasted a 3 run hr to cf today off Paul Maholm. Both also think Jay Bruce should be the CF but are resigned to Dusty going with Patterson.
   9. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: March 18, 2008 at 08:56 PM (#2714988)

This is Dusty Baker we're talking about. I bet the dog rarely walks.


He likes his dog to be aggressive. Pees on the first tree it sees.
   10. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: March 18, 2008 at 09:08 PM (#2714996)
How much do you want to bet that at some point in his managerial career Baker made personnel decisions based on whether or not his dog liked a particular player? A guy like Darren Lewis comes to mind.

Still, he's a better manager than the two idiots that the Giants have brought in since he left.
   11. Honkie Kong Posted: March 18, 2008 at 10:08 PM (#2715025)
I bet he leaves his dog out too long even after all the pheasants have been recovered!
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: March 18, 2008 at 10:43 PM (#2715037)
I bet he leaves his dog out too long even after all the pheasants have been recovered!


Just reminded me my dog is out in the rain right now, had to go let him in, I can't hear him barking from this room.
   13. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 18, 2008 at 11:01 PM (#2715048)
How much do you want to bet that at some point in his managerial career Baker made personnel decisions based on whether or not his dog liked a particular player? A guy like Darren Lewis comes to mind.


The current dog's in the clear when it comes to Darren Lewis.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: March 18, 2008 at 11:56 PM (#2715081)
The current dog's in the clear when it comes to Darren Lewis.


I at first just stopped reading here because it was funnier

The current dog's in the clear
   15. Tuque Posted: March 19, 2008 at 05:40 AM (#2715204)
I hope he doesn't decide to start his dog over Jay Bruce.
   16. Exploring Leftist Conservatism since 2008 (ark..) Posted: March 19, 2008 at 05:57 AM (#2715209)
Ain’t no slight on any women in my wife.


Was this a typo in the excerpt? The possiblities are... substantial. One hopes for at least one woman in one's wife. Um. Or maybe not.

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