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Baker: 'Might as well be me' to take the blame

Updated: October 2, 2006, 2:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- The word will be official Monday, but Dusty Baker was already saying Sunday night what most people have suspected for weeks: His tenure as manager of the Chicago Cubs is over.

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"I'm gone. I won't be back," Baker told the Chicago Tribune after the Cubs' 8-5 win over the Rockies on Sunday. "Somebody's got to take the blame, and it might as well be me."

Baker told the Tribune that he regards Monday's meeting with general manager Jim Hendry as merely a formality. ...

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