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June 19, 2009

The Wall Street Journal Calls Dusty Baker An Idiot

Perhaps not in those exact words, but The Wall Street Journal did insult the Reds intelligence yesterday in a piece that examined the overall education levels of teams and their managers. The Reds were the 27th worst.

Dusty Baker responded to this by again slotting Willy Taveras and Alex Gonzalez in the top of the batting order. Yes, those with the mighty 27.0 and 25.6 Not Out Percentages, respectively. Of course, both failed to get hits, contributing 1/3 of the game’s outs.

It’s as if Baker were saying, I’m not stupid; I’m insane. That’s assuming he actually expected a different result, though.