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chaerulez
07-21-2006, 04:08 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-060720teddy,1,2958515.column?coll=cs-home-utility

I think Baker should learn to face the music, his team isn't doing good, the real Cubs fans aren't happy about it and they want to voice their displeasure. I'm actually also surprised that Baker has a problem with ESPN, considering Joe Morgan (and some members of BBTN) can't stop talking about how great the guy is.

palehozenychicty
07-21-2006, 06:20 AM
yawn

southside rocks
07-21-2006, 12:02 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-060720teddy,1,2958515.column?coll=cs-home-utility

I think Baker should learn to face the music, his team isn't doing good, the real Cubs fans aren't happy about it and they want to voice their displeasure. I'm actually also surprised that Baker has a problem with ESPN, considering Joe Morgan (and some members of BBTN) can't stop talking about how great the guy is.

I don't agree with you. Dusty was being set up, and that's really shoddy of QF to do that. No manager should be treated that way. Such bush-league "journalism" is disgusting -- asking people to attend and boo a guest. :(:

This was blogged about on GROTA, and I believe the whole story is there: http://www.goatriders.org/

AuroraSoxFan
07-21-2006, 01:13 PM
Wow. I really do not care about Dusty or what the Trib Co decides to do with him. I think he's not too swell of a manager but he seems cool overall. But forget all that. It really is childish of a major netowrk like that to frame a guy that way. Stunts like that belong on grade school playgrounds, not on a multi-billion dollar network. I'd give 10-1 odds that if anyone ever did that to Stephen Smith he'd cry like all hell about it.

ChiSox80
07-21-2006, 06:21 PM
My name is Jackea Chan and I am an Assistant Associate Audience Producer for ESPN2ís sports talk show Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.

The reason I am contacting you is that we have just been notified that on Monday, July 24th, Current Chicago Cubs Manager Dusty Baker is scheduled to appear LIVE in studio!



We would like to extend to you and your website FREE tickets to attend the show. We realize that this would be a great opportunity for some of your forum members to get together and meet up for an exciting sports show. You guys can definitely feel free to BOO Dusty if you so please. The tickets are open to your all interested members, family members, friends, and co-workers.

Our studio is located in the heart of New York City, across the street from Madison Square Garden. Again the show date is Monday, July 24th at 11:15am with a 9:30am check-in.

If you or any of your members are interested in attending the show, please call me at 646-708-7150 or email Jackea.X.Chan.-nd@espn.com (Jackea.X.Chan.-nd@espn.com). Please provide your first and last name, telephone number with area code and spell your email address. Someone from Audience Services will contact you if your reservation has been accepted.



In addition, please feel free to post this information on your website for all Dusty Baker and Cub fans located in the New York or tri-state area.


Thank you.

Jackea Chan
Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith
Assistant Associate Audience Producer
646-708-7150
Jackea.X.Chan.-nd@espn.com (Jackea.X.Chan.-nd@espn.com)



That's the actual email. Pretty bush league. Dusty is a bad manager and all, but this is just a bit over the top.

gbergman
07-21-2006, 06:36 PM
That's the actual email. Pretty bush league. Dusty is a bad manager and all, but this is just a bit over the top.
yea that was a bit much

JohnBasedowYoda
07-21-2006, 06:41 PM
He could've used his son as a human shield again.

RKMeibalane
07-21-2006, 07:34 PM
As if anyone needed addtional proof that Baker is a coward.

gbergman
07-21-2006, 11:17 PM
As if anyone needed addtional proof that Baker is a coward.
coward? that is stupid of ESPN just to get a guy on the show, so fans can belittle the man. Thats cowardice of ESPN not to do it themselves

miker
07-22-2006, 01:14 PM
I can't believe a respected sports media company would setup a professional baseball manager for their own purposes...what is this world coming to? :rolleyes:

Tragg
07-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Hendry deserves the boot more than Baker. Nobody could win with that collection of oafs Hendry assembled.

SABRSox
07-24-2006, 12:22 AM
That's the actual email. Pretty bush league. Dusty is a bad manager and all, but this is just a bit over the top.

Television today is all about people screaming at each other, especially news programs. Why discuss the news when people can yell at each other? That always gets better ratings.

TornLabrum
07-24-2006, 01:05 AM
Television today is all about people screaming at each other, especially news programs. Why discuss the news when people can yell at each other? That always gets better ratings.

I think that's called the "Springer Effect."

viagracat
07-24-2006, 11:55 AM
I think that's called the "Springer Effect."

I think you're right, TL, and it's sad. Baker was being set up and he did the right thing. I can't imagine Ozzie or KW abiding by something like that either.

southside rocks
07-24-2006, 12:27 PM
I think you're right, TL, and it's sad. Baker was being set up and he did the right thing. I can't imagine Ozzie or KW abiding by something like that either.

Ozzie would bring David Riske in to plunk the guy!

KW would simply tear him limb from limb, dust his hands, straighten his jacket, and stroll off to make an astounding trade. No teal. :D:

KMKsuburbannoise
07-24-2006, 12:29 PM
Dusty probably did the right thing...he was about to get tore up. But if that were our manager, he would have showed up no matter what.

SOXPHILE
07-24-2006, 10:35 PM
Dusty Baker would not get ambushed on that godawful show. Steven A. Smith, in addition to being loud, annoying, and not really knowing as much about sports (or anything for that matter) as he thinks he does, is also one of the biggest ass kissing jock sniffers around. He would say something like "Now, he's goin' through some tough times over there in Chi-Town, but he's a stand up guy, and he's here in MY HOUSE, to face the music. Give it up, y'all, for my main man, Cubs manager Dusty Baker !" Then, Johnny Baker would come out, Smith would toss a few marshmallow questions at him, exposing his absolute ignorance of baseball, and that would be the end of the segment.