Dusty Baker is One Nice Guy!

It’s a great day at the ballpark when baseball greats like Dusty Baker recognize you. 

Before an Astros vs. Cubs game, Mr. Baker came up to me after batting practice and shook my hand, asked me how I was doing, and invited me in to the dugout to talk, which is something we’ve done several times.  It was awesome. He always likes to talk about how his team is doing and how guys are doing.   He explained how his team is made up a little differently this year, maybe not so much as the same power as last year, but that they have the ability to produce more runs and speed and that they still had the same outstanding pitching. It’s great to sit one on one with a manager and dig a little bit into what they are thinking. He told me about what they need to work on, what decisions are still up in the air, and about some of the guys who are no longer with the Cubs.

He’s very optimistic about this season, and looks forward to it.

One thing that I really admire about Dusty BakerMichael_and_dusty_baker  is that he has always been very friendly to me, and never ever blew me off.  He’s a great guy!

3 Comments

Dear Michael:

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Richard Mudrinich

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I think Dusty Baker is one of the best coaches of all-time. He brought the Cubs to an NLCS in 2003 where they lost on a hard night to the Florida Marlins who went on to win the World Series. Dusty Baker has a total of 1,017 wins as a coach. He was also nominated 6 times as a player to the All-Star game. He is also a good man by being part of many charities.

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