Baker excited to be back calling the shots again

Originally Published: February 16, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The new manager of the Cincinnati Reds is never going to be confused with John McNamara. Or Jack McKeon. Or even Sparky Anderson, for that matter.

We say this for many, many reasons. But we say it primarily because the new manager of the Reds -- a former ESPN employee you might have heard of, a guy by the name of Dusty Baker -- is a man who uses expressions like this:

"What's up, Big Daddy?"

It's hard to think of any set of circumstances that ever would ...

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