This story flat out sucks.
Dusty Baker felt his time in Cincy was growing to a close for quite a few reasons, but this most likely had to be the nail in the coffin. Via CBS Sports:
“The last couple weeks, I’ve been getting a rash of hate mail, racial mail,” he said. “Maybe it is time to go.”
“This is really ugly,” he said. “There are all sorts of references to Barack Obama. So now I know where they are coming from. I don’t know, maybe people are mad at him, so they don’t like the idea of blacks in authority.”
There is such a thing as staying someplace for too long and Dusty was right. The tension following this latest Reds playoff lost was sure to result in nothing but a hellacious 2014 season.