With the news of Dusty Baker’s firing breaking this morning twitter was ablaze with people thoughts and feelings about the
lackluster managers firing.
First there were the people rejoicing the firing:
— Brian Williams (@Flyinbrian86) October 4, 2013
Dusty Baker fired yes!!!!!!!! Great start to the day — #beatthegamecocks (@jojobbnman) October 4, 2013
Just the fact that Dusty Baker got fired this morning absolutely made my day
— Sam Duwel (@SamDuwel11) October 4, 2013
I wake up and see Dusty is fired. Hell of a start to the day!
— Matt DuMont (@MDuMont11) October 4, 2013
Then there were those who thanked the Reds front office for this move. Owner Bob Castellini has said he is committed to winning, Reds fans remembered that:
I love what #Reds front office is saying with Dusty’s firing- We are not satisfied with just making a playoff appearance. We want to win
— ESPNCincinnati_ (@ESPNCincinnati_) October 4, 2013
Glad to see the management isn’t settling for he mediocrity Dusty brought. Time to move this club forward #Reds
— Stuart Gilchrist (@StewieGilchrist) October 4, 2013
Bob doesn’t mess around. Never has messed around. Always puts winning ahead of feelings.
— Richie Rich (@MrRedlegs11) October 4, 2013
I love BOB CASTELLINI. Wants to win, committed to winning. This is the right move to win back the fans and win back playoff series’. #Reds
— Alex A. (@AlexAnsara) October 4, 2013
Then there are the Dusty Baker supporters and sympathizers who feel like the Reds are worse off now that they have fired Baker:
Dude gets us back to back playoff appearances for the first time since the big red machine, so we fired him #DustyBaker
— Aaron Hecker (@AaHecker) October 4, 2013
I’m worried about the Reds next year now without Dusty Baker
— Tyler (@tylrgrhm) October 4, 2013
Reds let go of Dusty Baker …. Why? @MLB
— Papi! (@bruuhh_itsJAM) October 4, 2013
The Reds’ decision to fire Dusty Baker was downright stupid. He’s a good coach and they probably won’t hire anyone better anyways
— Bryce Stewart (@Bstew1215) October 4, 2013
How you gonna fire Dusty Baker after multiple playoff appearances and a 90-win season?
— Blaine Atkinson (@taranwalker) October 4, 2013
After the sympathizers and those celebrating there are people out there who want Dusty Baker to manage their team, or in some cases do not want him:
All I want is for the @Mariners to sign Dusty Baker and put this franchise in a new direction
— Matt Ramos (@mramos9090) October 4, 2013
Oh god the Mariners are going to hire Dusty Baker, aren’t they?
— Chris Pell (@tootthekazoo) October 4, 2013
Screw Joe Girardi lets get Dusty Baker at manager @Yankees
— Bryan Moroney (@bryan_moroney) October 4, 2013
Amongst all the craziness this morning there were plenty of sensible thoughts that floated around, plenty of news and insight into this:
Both the Giants and the Cubs won more games the year after Dusty left than they did in his last year with the team.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) October 4, 2013
AND TO THINK, IF WALT DIDN’T STUPIDLY GIVE DUSTY A NEW CONTRACT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE REDS COULD HAVE HAD TERRY FRANCONA.
— Cincy on the Prowl (@CincyOTProwl) October 4, 2013
Reds led the NL Central in 3rd order wins. Not actual wins. I’m sorry, but the Reds got better this morning.
— Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) October 4, 2013
Word filtered around last night that Dusty Baker was out. Players heard early, and while they like Dusty, they think it was the right move.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 4, 2013
Dusty Baker got fired because he went 2-7 in the playoffs and never made it past the first series.
— daniel baumgart (@danb4colts) October 4, 2013
The Reds’ front office folks were seething after their playoff loss to PIT. And they acted, feeling that change was needed. Dusty Baker out.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 4, 2013
Dusty Baker is gone. Reds fans are for the most part extremely happy. This has been a long time coming, Baker has struggled the last two seasons. Anyone who doesn’t understand this firing has not watched this team over the last two seasons.
Baker provided stability for his 6 years, he didn’t provide and attack mentality. A mentality of execution, attacking and urgency was never part of his style and never will be. That works on some teams, just not this one.