Tuesday, April 11

This Week in Dusty, 4/05 - 4/11


"It's like fishing -- you got to get that first one in the boat. Once you get that first one, the skunk is off the boat and everything's cool from then on. You've got to get that first one. Once he gets the first one, I know he'll be fine."
- Dusty likens Jones' hitting woes to maritime pursuits, 4/10

"You play whatever ball is necessary to win, but you have to have the personnel to play it and the bullpen to hold it at the end. You hope you can beat people 2-1 and also have the punch if you have to come back."
- Dusty makes it sound so simple, 4/09

"They're not called negotiations because people agree right off the bat. Sometimes these things take a little time."
- Dusty breaks down the art of contracts, 4/08

"When I played here, winning wasn't as important as it is now. Winning now is very important to the fans and very important to me. I'm spoiled by winning."
- Really? 4/07

"It's real nice to be home. I miss my wife helping me unpack. At least she called 'Peapod' and got me some groceries so that was good."
- Dusty's a lucky man, 4/06

"We have a bunch of guys who we might have to give the keys to the clubhouse because they beat the clubhouse guys some of the time. Hard-working guys influence other guys, too. It's a very positive effect."
- Dusty and the Cubs sitting in a tree, c-o-n-f-u-s-i-n-g, 4/06

"The guy's a stolen-base man. We had him one time on that pitch out [in the third] and didn't execute properly. We know he's going to run. We just don't know when he's going to run."
- Baker on Ryan Freel, 4/05


At 11:43 AM, Blogger DS said...

Here's another one: "We love Derrek, Derrek loves us," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said Friday. "It's a matter of coming together on things. He wants to stay here very badly and we want him to stay here very badly."

No contextual explanation necessary...Dusty's in love.

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

Hilarious, utterly.

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

Today's game has officially gotten out of control. The Reds have 6 homeruns so far. 5 solo homeruns and one grand slam. 2 solo homeruns by Dunn, who walked before the grand slam. Ouch for today.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger DS said...

Heading into the 8th it's still 9-0 cincy...ugly ugly stuff.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Jim said...


At 5:31 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Has Hendry managed to build a team that cannot win when the wind is blowing out at Wrigley?

At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Rusch needs to hit Arroyo in the head next time he comes up to bat against him. I'm not talking chin music, I'm talking Adam Greenberg.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Latest rumors from Boston: Red Sox seeking Manny trade with Cinci for Arroyo. Bean town thinks the music man can play left.

At 10:55 PM, Blogger DS said...

Jim -- I'll credit today's massacre to Arroyo, not Hendry. You've gotta admit, he owned us today. We've still got power and it'll show the next time the wind's blowin' out.


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