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|Baker Wants To Make Up|
Now that Sammy Sosa is officially an Oriole, Dusty Baker wants to make peace with his former slugger.
"I'm going to talk to him. I'm going to call him," Baker told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday. "I call anybody that's traded away from the team I'm on and I talk to everyone that's traded to the team I'm on."
Baker told the paper he wants to find out why Sosa became so upset with the Cubs manager toward the end of the 2004 season. Sosa blasted Baker for "blaming me" for the Cubs' unsuccessful stretch run.
"I'd like to know what the problem was -- which still hasn't been said. I haven't changed my views or my bewilderment about things."
Baker denied reports he forced Sosa out of Chicago and believes he could have worked things out with the right fielder had he remained with the Cubs.
"I'm going to move on, but I'd like to find out what's repairable first," Baker told the Tribune. "You have to know what's wrong first.
"I just really hope Sammy does well and I hope he's happy."