*

*
Reds Insider
From news of the day to news of the weird, John Fay provides a glimpse of what it’s like to cover the Cincinnati Reds

John Fay
John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

Powered by Blogger

Friday, May 23, 2008

Baker suspended

Reporter John Fay just called in with this tidbit from Reds PR man Rob Butcher:

Manager Dusty Baker has been suspended for two games following his ejection from Thursday night's game against the Padres.

Baker was ejected from the game in the seventh inning for arguing with home plate umpire Eric Cooper. Cooper had thrown third baseman Edwin Encarnacion out for arguing a called third strike.

John will be updating this soon.


9 Comments:

at 4:48 PM Blogger Jaybee said...

Why don't umpires get suspended? IMHO, Eric Cooper is a jerk. He was looking for someone to eject last night and EE just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ridiculous!

 
at 5:43 PM OpenID tareece said...

What about suspending umps for blowing home run calls? How about game changing busted calls? how about looking at EE all the time and waiting for EE to do something just so that u can eject him? If u go looking for trouble, you are going to get it..and that ump did just that...He waited, stared, glared and pounced when EE said something...Fine, EE was immature and frustrated....But does a ump HAVE to go looking to throw him out?
That said, the Reds need to grow up...They may have been barking at the ump all night an maybe he had enuff...no clue.
But they're highly paid pros. Harang was pitching up in the zone all night and it caught up to him.
The bank was opened this offseason..best bullpen in yrs, solid 2-3 pitchers...we're striking out alot less...We're 6-7 games out and not too far away...We need to toughen up. if you are going to face a lefty, why not take BP from a lefty????
We all want JR to get 600 here, and hes hitting better! but we have to make a run...its GOTTA change. and it takes leadership from somewhere and someone to get us going.

 
at 5:44 PM OpenID tareece said...

What about suspending umps for blowing home run calls? How about game changing busted calls? how about looking at EE all the time and waiting for EE to do something just so that u can eject him? If u go looking for trouble, you are going to get it..and that ump did just that...He waited, stared, glared and pounced when EE said something...Fine, EE was immature and frustrated....But does a ump HAVE to go looking to throw him out?
That said, the Reds need to grow up...They may have been barking at the ump all night an maybe he had enuff...no clue.
But they're highly paid pros. Harang was pitching up in the zone all night and it caught up to him.
The bank was opened this offseason..best bullpen in yrs, solid 2-3 pitchers...we're striking out alot less...We're 6-7 games out and not too far away...We need to toughen up. if you are going to face a lefty, why not take BP from a lefty????
We all want JR to get 600 here, and hes hitting better! but we have to make a run...its GOTTA change. and it takes leadership from somewhere and someone to get us going.

 
at 6:07 PM Blogger mrtonyb40 said...

why does baker get two games and girardi kicked dirt on the umpire and only gets one?

 
at 7:34 PM Blogger Mark T said...

Rats - I've been away. I read your headline to mean that Castellini or Jockety had suspended Baker for trotting Patterson and Griffey out there night after night.

 
at 8:31 PM Blogger Aaron said...

There's a different style of baseball on the West coast... the general theme being pitching duels. The Umps stretch the zone whenever they feel like it. Harang like you said just got burned by going to that high strike too often. Gonzalez made him pay for it and they had him solved from there on out. But that could and should have been a pitching duel and I expect no less tonight, so defense and small ball is critical.

 
at 8:55 PM Blogger redfuture said...

I think Bob C. should "suspend" Dusty for the rest of the year. He has shown himself to be inflexible, slow to embrace new concepts, slow to let go of proven failed ones! I think everybody knows which concepts I'm speaking. Mackanin! That man was an actual manager.

 
at 8:59 PM Blogger Bill said...

ESPN reported that Baker made contact with the ump...I did not see it in slo-mo or anything,but I dont remember Dusty touching him...

 
at 9:11 PM Blogger depressed said...

If small ball is critical, then the Reds don't have much of a chance. They would rather hit some home runs, try to get some good individual stats, and then end up losing the game.

 
Post a Comment*

* Our online blogs currently are hosted and operated by a third party, namely, Blogger.com. You are now leaving the Cincinnati.Com website and will be linked to Blogger.com's registration page. The Blogger.com site and its associated services are not controlled by Cincinnati.Com and different terms of use and privacy policy will apply to your use of the Blogger.com site and services.

By proceeding and/or registering with Blogger.com you agree and understand that Cincinnati.Com is not responsible for the Blogger.com site you are about to access or for any service you may use while on the Blogger.com site. << Home


Blogs


Jim Borgman
Today at the Forum
Paul Daugherty
Politics Extra
N. Ky. Politics
Pop culture review
Cincytainment
Who's News
Television
Roller Derby Diva
Art
CinStages Buzz....
The Foodie Report
cincyMOMS
Classical music
John Fay's Reds Insider
Bengals
High school sports
NCAA
UC Sports
CiN Weekly staff
Soundcheck

Advertisement