March 8, 2011

Give Baker Points for Longevity

Yesterday Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times took a look at some of the all-time milestones that are due to be met and/or exceeded by managers this year. I’m no fan of how much love one Tony LaRussa gets in the article, but Dusty Baker gets his mention as well, so I figured it was worth a link.

The milestone in question is the 200th career meet-up between Baker and LaRussa (See? It’s always gotta be about TLR). That’s a lot of toothpicks and sunglasses. And despite it all–the base clogging comments and lineup malconstruction and veteran love–I still think we’ve got the better end of the match up, if only because, after all these years, Baker complains a whole lot less.

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