Just got a text message from a sympathetic Cubs fan who says that he just heard Joe Morgan say on ESPN that the Reds have signed Dusty Baker to be their manager next season.
If anyone has a corroborating source, I’d love to hear about it. And to start crying.
UPDATE 11:09 pm
Thanks, Zeldink, for the link:
Dusty Baker has agreed to a three-year deal to manage the Cincinnati Reds, beginning with the upcoming season, ESPN has learned.Baker, a former Cubs and Giants manager and current ESPN analyst, will continue to work with ESPN through this season’s League Championship Series and World Series.
Baker is expected to be introduced at a news conference in Cincinnati on Monday.
With so many managers still in flux–Larussa, Torre, etc.–is there really any reason to make this decision before the postseason is even over? Even if your GM has a long history of jumping the gun?
My irritation over this issue is significant. Podcast soon to come.