Around the Red Hot household, as in Redsland at large, sentiment about the Reds’ manager is somewhat negative. Assuming, of course, that you consider things like “Dusty Baker has screwed this team” and “whomever he wants on the roster I violently oppose deep in my soul” to be negative, per se.
But this negativity makes for uninteresting content on a blog. The occasional rant is all well and good, but compelling blogging presents a new perspective, something you haven’t already thought yourself, and/or amusing nicknames for players.
So to up the ante a little, I’m challenging myself and you to come up with *nice* things to say about Dusty Baker. He’s a nice guy, after all. There must be a few positive words to say in his favor. For example:
- Since the same field positions always bat in the same order, he must write one of the fastest line-up cards in the league.
- All of the whiffs he encourages his hitters to commit provide a nice breeze for fans at the game.
- He gives Cincinnati fans something to agree on.
More in the comments as I think of them. Feel free to chime in.