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In terms of history, are Cubs in good hands with Baker?

Based on previous managerial changes, should the Cubs feel confident with Dusty Baker at the helm?

Originally Published: January 29, 2003
By Nate Silver | Special to ESPN.com

Chicago loves a winner, and it loves a loser even more. While other cities are full of fair-weather fans, Chicagoans are a devoted lot, and the perennial failures of the Bears, Bulls and Cubs are chronicled in excruciating detail by the city's unrelenting scribes. Chicago will always remember Michael Jordan, but neither has it forgotten Gary Scott, Tim Floyd, or Cade McNown.

It is into this environment that Dusty Baker was introduced this winter. Dusty is optimistic, gregarious, ...

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