Dusty Baker Hired By The Cheating Lowlife Astros

It was announced a few hours ago that the Houston Astros would be hiring Dusty Baker to be their new manager. I think this is the most typical move in the history of baseball. What do you do when your entire organization is in complete shambles? You hire one of the oldest and solid managers in the last thirty years. It brings stability to a franchise that is packed to the gills with buzzer wearing cheating pieces of garbage.

You might say that Dusty Baker has never won the big series anywhere he has ever been, whether it be with the Giants, Reds, Cubs or Nationals. What Dusty does do though, he wins games in the regular season and leads teams to the playoffs. I really don’t think this team is going to need much help winning games, they are clearly going to have a chip on their shoulder and the talent is there to win a bunch of games. Perhaps this is a good hire for both teams, Dusty has a chance to finally win the World Series and the Astros get a manager who has more experience than practically anyone and will not be phased by the constant questions from the media regarding the cheating scandal.

Ironically enough, Dusty won his only World Series title as a player with the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the teams that was robbed and had their championship taken away from them by this no-good organization that should have already had their titles stripped from them. Dusty is 70 years old and he has a record of 1,863-1,636 and has been the NL manager of the year three separate times. He has only ever coached in the National League which makes this move a little interesting, the strategy that exists in the NL isn’t as prominent in the AL and as they say, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The Astros are hoping that is not the case with the hiring of Baker.

Throughout his career, Baker has been criticized for over using his bullpen and being one of the strongest opponents of analytics. He has also been manager for some of the biggest collapses in MLB history. In 1993 the Giants led the division by 9.5 games heading into the second week of August, they would go onto lose the division on the seasons final day. In game six of the 2002 World Series with a chance to win the series, the Giants led 5-0 in the 7th inning, the Angels came storming back while Baker’s pitching choices were called into question, the Angels won game 6 and 7 and won the World Series. His most famous “collapse” was while he was the manager of the Chicago Cubs during the “Bartman Game”. While Bartman is the butt of the joke, take a look back at that game and watch that 8th inning progress, not pretty. While managing the Reds in the 2012 NLDS the Reds had a 2-0 lead on the Giants with games 3,4,5 in Cincinnati – you guessed it, the Reds lost all three games at home.

So why would the Astros hire Baker? Well he is famously known to be a “players manager” he has been adored by most of his players and I think the Astros are in the frame of mind to bring as much player satisfaction as possible during the 2020 season.