Dusty Baker Fired As Reds Manager

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I guess losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates after they’ve spent 21 years as an afterthought is a no, no in Cincinnati.

Dusty Baker is out as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, three days after his team lost the National League wild-card game to the Pirates according to ESPN.com.

The Reds announced early Friday morning that Baker will be replaced, according to sources.

Baker will still be paid for 2014.  ESPN.com also said it was uncertain whether Baker would resign to save face, but the decision was the team’s.

The 64-year-old Baker had one season left on a two-year contract he signed last October.

Baker guided the Reds into the playoffs three of the last four years, but they never advanced past the divisional series.

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