Dusty Baker

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Temper Expectations Regarding The Joe Maddon Frenzy

Maddon’s a really good manager, but big names haven’t panned out for the Cubs in years past.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Derrick Rose . (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Sports Got You Down? Here Are Some Pick-Me-Ups

Yes, right now, it’s a pretty rough time to be a sports fan in the Land of Lincoln. But all is not lost. In fact, even as the temperature in Chicago starts to bottom out, there are some pick-me-ups on the local sports scene that are still warming my heart this week.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

Brandon Phillips. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Video: Brandon Phillips Curses Out Reporter In Clubhouse

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips shouted obscenities Wednesday night at a newspaper reporter who commented on the star’s sagging on-base percentage.

670 The Score–08/29/2013

Sammy Sosa. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/ALLSPORT)

Video: Sosa Caught With Corked Bat

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Sammy Sosa’s ejection in the first inning of a game against the Devil Rays for using a corked bat.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

Dusty Baker.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Dusty Baker: Cueto And Garza Should ‘Box And It Would Be Over With’

Reds manager Dusty Baker says he doesn’t understand why Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was incensed by Johnny Cueto’s pitch high over David DeJesus’ head.

05/27/2013

The Bulls await the start of Game 3 against the Heat. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls’ Likeability Eroding

I don’t like the Bulls team we have seen lately, the one acting like undisciplined, unprofessional idiots while antagonizing officials and whining about calls.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2013

(Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Devin Mesoraco Could Mean Extra Value At Catcher For Reds

Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.

03/25/2013

Mark Prior.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mark Prior Attempting Comeback With Dusty Baker’s Reds

Former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is attempting another comeback — this time with his former manager.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2013

Dusty Baker.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Reds Give Dusty Baker 2-Year Contract Extension

The Reds and manager Dusty Baker have agreed to a two-year contract extension.

670 The Score–10/15/2012

Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Scott Rolen #27 of the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning on September 19,  2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Stubbs Leads Reds Past Cubs 6-5 In 11 Innings

Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning Wednesday night and Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 hours after Reds manager Dusty Baker left the ballpark for chest X-rays.

09/19/2012

Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning on September 18,  2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Cubs 3-1 Behind Bailey

Homer Bailey pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run double and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday night to move closer to the NL Central title.

09/18/2012

Chicago Cubs Helmet

Filmmaker Creates Campaign To Give Adam Greenberg ‘One At-Bat’

If you don’t remember Adam Greenberg, it’s because his career with the Cubs ended almost as quickly as it started.

670 The Score–09/04/2012

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Could ‘Prior’ Restraint Have Helped The Cubs?

But could something have really been different if the Cubs and manager-turned-punching-bag Dusty Baker had handled their one-time pitching wunderkinds in a different way?

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds is greeted by Todd Frazier #21 after hitting a two-run homer against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning on August 12, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cueto Dominates Cubs’ Hitters, Reds Win 3-0

Johnny Cueto pitched three-hit ball for eight innings, Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Sunday.

08/12/2012

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks on after pitching the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 2, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija Dominant, Cubs Hit 2 HRs To Beat Reds 3-1

Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers – a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs – and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

05/02/2012

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Start Road Trip In Cincinnati

The rain-soaked weekend that ended the Chicago Cubs’ most recent homestand with a game cut short and a game postponed before it started, may turn out to benefit the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Mike Quade

Bernstein: I Really Like Mike Quade (I Hope He Can Manage)

I’m rooting like hell for Mike Quade to succeed in his new, unlikely job as Cubs’ manager. (I have no idea if he’s going to be any good at it).

670 The Score–04/01/2011

Mike Quade

Wisch: Is Managing The Cubs The Toughest Job In Sports?

It’s not easy being skipper of the Yankees. It’s no cakewalk coaching the Lakers. And when you assume the reigns of the Dallas Cowboys? Well, you can expect to catch a whole lot of heat in return.

02/24/2011

Dusty Baker

Baker Recalls Ugly End To Cubs Tenure

Dusty Baker spent four seasons as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. In those four years he went from being honored with the slogan “In Dusty We Trusty,” to an ugly present left for him in the dugout.

02/22/2011

Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade smiles during the press conference (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Bernstein: Finally, The Cubs’ Manager Is Normal

It should not be a luxury to have an actual person in charge of your baseball team.

670 The Score–02/14/2011

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