Dusty Baker

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Dusty Baker said : “We’re not getting the hits when it counts,” “We’re getting hits, but we’re not getting the timely hits” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s the consummate team player,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Once you start winning one-run games, you feel like you’re supposed to win them,” “When you’re losing one-run games, you’re trying to figure out how not to lose them. It’s a mindset that you have to be positive. That was a big victory” External link

foxnews Monday, September 21, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I talked to him this morning," "He's not crazy about the outcome, but it is what it is. He has to get it taken care of. He's pitched for years. He's been a warrior and a leader. Hopefully, this will prolong his career, and he can be back to pitching. I always told him he's a medical marvel, and he's a great physical specimen" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is we’ve got to relax and draw our circle even closer and tighter,” “We’re built for the playoffs. There would be some guys who will go into the bullpen that will help our bullpen be even better, and we have some guys who have been there before. That helps a lot. What we have is what we have, and so we have got to figure out a way to be better and make it better” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I talked to him this morning,” External link

click2houston Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to go with the guys that have been there,” “You have to go with the guys that have got you here. You can shake up the lineup all you want, but you know it’s a daily game. Tomorrow could be totally different. You have to go with your core guys. You have to” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "If you win, you don't have any concerns," External link

longbeachstar Friday, September 18, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You always want me to be concerned and, hey man, if you win, you don’t have any concerns,” “You know these guys can hit” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It doesn’t matter what the score is,” “You’ve got to win those close games, too, and you have to depend on your pitching sometimes, depend on your bullpen sometimes, depend on your offense. Sooner or later, it’s going to be clicking” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “His control wasn’t where it usually was, but his curveball was working tonight, and they helped him out by chasing some,” “But you don’t have time to pick up that curveball it’s one of the best around. He kept us in the game” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy. This one kinda really hurts, 1-0,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a good fastball. His fastball was up to 96 mph, and he had good command,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He kept the ball down and had a low-ball umpire, which helped him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about George Springer ) : “The first one (by Springer) was a miscue,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ryan Pressly ) : “Pressly was good. He just got bit by bad misfortune,” “The ball damn near hit on the line, and that is all they needed” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joey Gallo ) : “It really hurts to lose 1-0, especially with a ball hit on the line by Joey Gallo after we had two strikes on him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out … his control was good,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Don’t forget Urquidy. It was big getting him back,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Any Verlander is better than no Verlander,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was difficult, but they came out there with some gas,” “Everybody was throwing hard. They got a heck of a bullpen. Everyone was throwing hard” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s been some solemness and quiet voices in the clubhouse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Things have been very tough. We hadn’t had a whole bunch of breaks, but we kind of made our own breaks today,” “We got some timely hits, especially back-to-back-to-back hits. It’s a wonderful thing to see to come back” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully, we look back on this as the turning point of our season”. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 32-13. The Astros, on the other hand, are 7-17 on the road after coming in with losses in eight of their previous nine games. “Things have been very tough, like we haven’t had a whole bunch of breaks. We kind of made our breaks today," “If we win these two games, the rest of the road trip seems like it doesn’t matter” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Your power numbers are definitely going to be down when you got those guys out of the lineup,” “That’s a major part of it. Plus, when the hitters only get two weeks to get ready, the pitchers were ahead of them. Now, you’re seeing the hitters catching up. What fooled them in August is not fooling them in September. Guys are having better at-bats, they’re not fooled as much” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “How many rockets did we hit off of him? We hit some balls extremely hard off of him they just didn’t find any holes,” “We actually hit the ball harder than they did. It didn’t work” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully, if everything goes well, he could be back at the end of the month,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t know if it’s going to have impact or not,” External link

fox35orlando Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He showed good composure, threw some breaking balls at the right time,” “His fastball was well-located. He threw the ball great tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With prospects you don’t really know how they’re going to do from time to time, but right now he’s 2-for-2,” “He’s throwing the ball well, we just have to get his stamina up” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn't have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You're a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn’t have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You’re a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just gave that game away to them,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is the prime example of ‘Walks will haunt you,’” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re pitching Murphy like he’s Johnny Bench or something,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels great. We’ve still got a chance to overtake these guys,” “We need these next two games” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to take the gifts when you can take them,” “That was a big victory for us and we’ll take it no matter how we can get it” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of them would have been at a higher level or even in the big leagues had it not been for the command problems,” “It’s just something that we got to live with until they get the experience and get their acts together as far as not walking people. You see, every time you walk somebody it starts a rally and against the A’s, that’s their gameplan” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every time we walk somebody, it seemed like they scored,” “That’s kind of their game plan over there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been really monitoring him. He’s been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” “We’ve got a plan for him the next few days” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We’re trying to calm that down” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He came in my office after the game and said ‘D, it’s not right,’” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had hidden it and was trying to medicate himself because as a young player, he was afraid to go in and get treatment,” “He was afraid of being sent out, like a lot of young guys, that’s in the back of their minds no matter how well they’re doing. We could tell something was wrong. His velocity was good but his location was bad” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All Cionel has to do is throw consistent strikes, because he has the stuff,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ll leave that spot in the lineup open until I get further word from him or the trainers,” “You know he wants to play against the A’s. "I’m sure he’ll do everything in his power to make it on the field” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Lance McCullers ) : “Just one of those weekends where whatever could go bad, went bad. But we’re still in a good position,” “They beat my bullpen up. We’re still trying to recover from that first day, the early exit by McCullers, and then it was downhill from there” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a big blow, but what do you do?" "You can either complain about it or go ahead and try to adjust. The other guys just got to pick it up the way we've done all year" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The kids are doing the best they can do,” “A lot of them are overachieving and we’re asking a lot of them” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have a lot of pride,” “They know how to win. They’ve probably never been with their backs against the wall like this. They had a lockdown bullpen for a number of years here. Every year is different” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you have a young staff, you hope that they throw strikes more times than not,” “But we’re having trouble throwing the ball over the plate. We’re not making them earn it. The walks really, really drive you crazy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have no choice, you either keep grinding or keep fighting or you give up,” “There’s no give up in this team and there’s no give up in me” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He felt a little better, but can we afford to play short for possibly another week,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a big blow, but what do you do,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I think this one (trip) will be better because we know how to deal with the situation -- the isolation, confinement -- that we were going through the first time on the West Coast," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have to make some tough decisions on roster moves,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 4, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He sends us a video every day,” “He’s either hitting or running. He’s progressing well” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The guys came out ready to play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You know it’s in there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re starting to wake up,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But when you speak up for as long as I’ve spoken up, it’s like ‘OK, man, you’re crying spilled milk or you got a chip on your shoulder or you’re a racist or there’s some negative adjective they’re going to say about you,’” “After a while, it’s not even worth talking about” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I love what the basketball players are doing, the hockey players,” “They’re putting their money where their mouth is. I’m proud of these young people in America because they’re doing something about it” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We've got to get better at the add-on runs and put them away," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George was in good spirits (Tuesday), and those two days help him more than anybody on the team, him and Brantley, and they’ll be back in the outfield come Friday,” “I’m just hoping guys don’t lose their (batting) stroke with two days off” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That helps us big time if we can get them back,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

usaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can tell by the way they used a position player that they were trying to save their bullpen,” “Their bullpen was overworked. I had asterisks by the guys who worked (Sunday), and some of them worked again today. That was big that they got to their bullpen early in the series” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be sore,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a strong guy, physically strong, and he’s getting mentally strong,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It makes it difficult when you can’t really keep them in the ballpark,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is a hot club, we ran into a hot club,” “Just like we were hot before, they’re hot now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s starting to swing like the Altuve we’ve come to know and love,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I see a guy getting his act together, you want him to get up there as many times as possible and start feeling good about themselves and start seeing the ball again,” “That’s a welcomed sight, because when they come for Altuve, they come in bunches” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was just a bad night in San Diego,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was getting the ball up. He hung a couple breaking balls and that’s what breaking balls do. You hang them, they’re going to bang them,” “He missed locations, (the) ball was up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It looks bad, but you have to look at the pitch. If you’re going to drill someone, it’s not going to be with a changeup. And it’s certainly not going to be young Bielak,” “It wasn’t intentional and it was a changeup. I guess they were doing their job” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he feels terrible. We feel terrible,” “They just beat us up tonight. They really beat us up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You never want to sacrifice a game, but you’d rather sacrifice a game than hit a sore Yuli and he has to beat out a double play or something, then he ends up pulling something,” “We got enough guys on the injured list and certainly can’t afford anymore” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Did you see Yuli run yesterday,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that was a tough one to lose because you look back at the baserunners that we had out there,” “Some guys are starting to swing the bat better. It’s still frustrating, but we have to start another streak tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every day we’re dealing with disappointment,” “You have to find a way to stay positive” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If anybody works, it’s him. He’ll be back,” “He’ll be back in the nick of time. Hopefully he can stay sharp in between because he’s been just about to get his timing. We need him badly, but better it happen now than later. We’re playing pretty good and by the time he comes back, we’re hoping that we’ll make a move and overtake the A’s or whoever else is in front of us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a day to day thing,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be necessary,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re just going to have to mix and match the best that we can,” “If a guy needs a day off or it depends if it’s right-left. Not much different than what we’ve been doing, just trying to come up with the best lineup daily” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “When Michael’s leg gets better, back to 100 percent, he’ll probably go back to the outfield because he’d rather play both sides of the ball, even though he’s done pretty well DHing, he’s not crazy about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Yordan Alvarez, it looks like he’s done, maybe for the year, maybe,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "A young man with that much talent, you don't really know what expectations he's supposed to exceed," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This does a lot for our confidence," "We've still got a couple of guys that we've got to get going, but we've some guys swinging better, playing better and we've gotten outstanding defense and good pitching" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “Brantley’s feeling better, but he's not doing any activities,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "You've got to face Blackmon, Arenado and Murphy," "That's not how you would have drawn up a young man's first save, facing a murderer's row like that" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hopeful to get him ready to pinch hit, and he is day to day,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “In spring training I was hoping he could play outfield and give other guys a chance to DH, but Gary Pettis told me that last year when he played outfield, he was down for a couple of days with that running,” “Running really puts pressure on his knees. It’s highly doubtful he could play the outfield” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He used to be a thorn in our side in Milwaukee,” “He’s hard to run on, which was evident today. He even hit a couple of game-winning homers or put them ahead with a homer. He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he enjoys playing. He loves playing” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was just hoping he didn’t come in sore this morning, which he did,” “He’s on a day to day situation” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know. I’d be guessing if I told you,” “It’s just a situation where his knees aren’t good right now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping it’s not an everyday situation,” “We’re just going to have to wait and see” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

click2houston Monday, August 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

wacotrib Monday, August 17, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 17, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked good and it relieved a little pressure,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in thousands of lineups and had thousands of lineups that I made out,” “Guys don’t usually say ‘Put me down in the order.’ That’s a pride thing, especially if you’ve been hitting first, second or third most of your life. That was big for him to tell me that” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been praying for him,” “I was praying half the night for him. I know the rest of the team was pulling for him. He’s probably one of the more popular guys on this team and they know that he has a great heart, not only for people but for his teammates. You hate to see a teammate struggle, especially a fine teammate like him” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He just wants to win and get us into the playoffs, that’s where he usually shines,” “Into the playoffs. That’s our whole thing right now is to get into the playoffs during this shortened season. He’s a consummate team man” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were hoping he’d come out here today feeling much better,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I guess this is the way the year is going, you get one guy back and then another guy goes down, but at least we’re getting some guys back,” “It really hurts because he;s one of the leaders of the team, not only physically on the field, but psychologically and emotionally off the field. We depend on him. He’s one of our real leaders here on the team and a great leader at that” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He can hit it (to) any part of the ballpark,” “I’ve been told that nothing should surprise me when it comes to him. I’m ready to be surprised, but I’m expecting that and I’m just hoping that he feels good. It’s great to have another big bat in the lineup” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he was swinging the bat well down there. Would a couple of weeks made a lot of difference or would two days or four days,” “We’ll see. We don’t know until we get into competition. Swinging in intrasquad games is a lot different than swinging against the opposition, but you have to start somewhere” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It usually takes a little while, especially for a larger frame guy, to find his stroke. Who knows? He may be just a natural and come right in hitting,” “We’re hoping so. Most guys need some reps. We’ll see. It sure is nice to have him back. When he walked in the clubhouse, everyone was extremely happy” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We started out cold … (but) we got some timely hits,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a good one to win,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I come over and give you knuckles you’re done,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I said ‘OK, how you feel this time?’ ” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if he’s calling his own pitches or not, I don’t know what that means with the 1-2-3 or 1-1-1,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We tried to have Yordan play the field in spring training and his knees got sore and he couldn’t play for a couple days,” “That’s why we got to try to get Michael back well enough for him to play the field” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re exchanging one guy with a bad hand for a guy with a bad leg,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We're not running the bases very well," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Shaun Anderson ) : “I talked to Stubbs after the game and asked where he was going, and he said the guy (Giants reliever Shaun Anderson) was slow to the plate and he thought he could steal third,” “I said, ‘That is a baserunning mistake.’ He was in scoring position. We were all shocked when we saw Stubbs take off. I looked at (third base coach Gary Pettis) and he looked at me, and I was hoping it didn’t come back to haunt us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It seems like every time we walk somebody late in the game, it comes back to haunt us,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to pay better baseball,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here … in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was remorseful, I’ll say that, that the whole thing happened,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Josh James ) : “We were trying to give (James) a positive outing tonight, a low-pressure situation,” “His velocity was up from when he was a starter. We’ll keep running him out there, and hopefully he’ll get better. He was better tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what confidence and perseverance will do for you,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, it's a long way from spiraling out of control," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He hasn’t been hitting that long. He hasn’t been running that long,” “You don’t want to do anything to hurt his legs, you don’t want to do anything to hurt his obliques because you’re not used to rotating. I really don’t know how long it’s going to be or how long it’s going to take. I’d like to give you a date and time, but I really can’t” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When he gets here, you want him feeling that he’s relatively ready,” “I don’t know if he’ll ever feel completely ready some of the guys here still aren’t ready” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve had hand injuries and I’d rather wait one day longer than to push it one day ahead of schedule and re-injure it,” “We’ll see. He’s day to day, but he’s made tremendous progress in the meantime” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You really earn your money during tough times,” “This game of baseball is relatively it’s kind of easy during good times. But during the tough times you’ve got to dig deep. You can feel sorry for yourself all you want to and all they’ll do is bury you. And there are people out there that are loving this. There are other teams out there that are loving this. We’re not getting any sympathy and don’t want any from anybody” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All right guys, I got to go to work,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Verlander, to my knowledge, is not progressing as quickly as he’d like to,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s one of my favorite guys,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s good news, nothing’s broken,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s better. It’s good news,” “It’s a very positive sign” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m like ‘What games could you have pitched in? What meaningful games could you have pitched in,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been here when that roof is open and it plays like Colorado,” “I noticed before the game that this place, you never really feel safe here. Big gaps, the ball jumps. It seemed like when they opened the roof, the ball carried even better” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like there’s blood in the water, like the sharks were surrounding him,” “It was like a feeding frenzy. And that’s how this game happens sometimes. It happens quickly. We couldn’t get anyone loose quick enough” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He told me he would do whatever the team needed him to do,” “It’s a little different. Had we been playing a 162-game season, we’d have time for him to work this out and for this experiment to continue a little bit longer” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s different throwing in a controlled environment versus when you’re on your own,” “I think that hurt him big-time. He came in, and you could tell he had worked hard because he was up to a whole bunch of pitches in a hurry. But I think that hurt him in the long run” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s something that we’re still entertaining,” “It’s just in this abbreviated season, it’s tough to continue at this pace. I think he understands. And I’m hoping that more than anything, everyone else understands we have a very short season here” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We scored early like we talked about,” “We still could have scored more. This ballpark is similar to playing in Colorado, you never really feel safe here because they've got big gaps and the ball flies” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's strong, very confident, poised in his demeanor and mannerisms,” “He acts like a veteran, like he's been here before” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “His pitch recognition is way ahead of most guys at this point and his balance is good,” “He’s worked hard. He works hard every day with (hitting coach Alex Cintron) and he’s in the cage. He’s trying to perfect his skill. He’s very, very relaxed and poised up there at the plate right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He didn’t have the same life on the ball (as last week), but this is the first time he’s probably pitched this long in succession,” “He’s strong. He’s very confident. He’s poised in his demeanor and mannerisms. He acts like a veteran who has been here before” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most guys take that next pitch,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been bothering him the last couple days,” “He’s on a day-to-day basis. I told him I’d try not to use him under any circumstances, because usually when you use a guy and he smells a hit, he’s going to run. I’m going to try not to use him today and maybe not even tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "Everybody is looking for the same thing," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 3, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s getting better and better and more confident,” “The hitters on our team (during summer intersquad games) came back raving about him, and I said that if you guys feel that way, we need to feel that way about him” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a little cut on his cuticle above his thumbnail,” “Fortunately for us, he was all right, and we got him out of the game because we didn’t want him to throw too many pitches (he had 23 in two-thirds of an inning)” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “My dad told me don’t think worse, because it can get worse,” “I’ll tell you, that was a terrible, terrible, terrible blow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The sun goes down sometimes with sadness and the sun comes back up and the heart can find some joy someplace in the next day,” “It’s not easy to go to sleep tonight, but the sun will come up tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now we are scuffling for victories. That was a tough one all the way down to the end. I’m just glad we were able to come out on top,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had to get him out of there, or else he’s not going to be available at all,” “We were hoping to get him through the seventh and part of the eighth and then close with Parades, but he had to come in and get us out of trouble (in the seventh)” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a lot of rumors out there how other teams got sick,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ”I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t hit if you don’t swing,” “Sometimes I think we can be a little more aggressive early in the count, especially with runners in scoring position, because they’re going to try to get ahead of you and then mess with you” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to start the season over every day,” “You can’t count what’s already happened and done because you can’t bring it back. You start the season over, and you see what you do from there” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Who says it’s supposed to happen against the Dodgers?” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Quite frankly, I’m tired of talking about it, to tell you the truth,” “This is big news, but it’s over now” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

watoday Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “And then what really enraged everybody is when he told Carlos — I mean he struck him out — and told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch.’ What are you supposed to do then? And then what upset me is the umpires warned us. Why don’t you warn him? He’s the one throwing the ball. He’s the one starting this mess in the first place. I didn’t like it at all,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” “A 3-0 fastball over a guy’s head, now you’re flirting with ending his career, and a couple other guys, balls were close” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most of the tension didn’t come from our side,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have warned them a long time ago before it got to that point,” “That’s what I was upset about. It’s kind of like football. The second guy gets the infraction or the warning, but the guy that did the initial hit usually goes free. In my mind, that should have been stopped a long time ago” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch,’” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “What are you supposed to do then?” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : "What are you supposed to do then?" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: 'Nice swing (expletive),'" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “Balls get away from time to time, but not that quite a few in the massive leagues. … A 3- fastball over a guy’s head, now you are flirting with ending his occupation,” “What upset me was the umpires warned us. … Why don’t you alert him? … He’s the a single who started out this mess in the to start with area” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s the one that really hurt, because I thought we did a great job,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels good not to be a lame dunk,” “This is the best that I have been treated in a long while” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of the hitters are ready, probably, in about three weeks or so,” “The pitchers need that extra time. They need that five or six weeks of spring training. This has been abbreviated, and you see it. It’s all around baseball. It’s everywhere” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping we learn a lesson from this,” “It couldn’t be helped because of the coronavirus, but I’m just hoping that we don’t see any more injuries around the league, especially on our team” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I've been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times," External link

nampa Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He shut them down and gave our offense time to come back,” “He was throwing strikes. He had all his pitches working … he’s a very calm pitcher. He saved us big-time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Thank God we have some of these young guys to bail us out,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s been on the big stage before, and that’s what impressed me about him,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It happened (Friday) early in the game but he said he felt fine," "You see he was throwing the ball great ... so it was kind of a shock to all of us" External link

cleveland Monday, July 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We know it's a forearm strain," External link

longbeachstar Monday, July 27, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We know it's a forearm strain," External link

irishsun Monday, July 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s not a pleasant situation, to think about Verlander or thinking about how many young players we have in the bullpen and organization, but we’ll go back to the drawing board,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 27, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he felt fine, and you see he was throwing the ball great,” “It was kind of a shock to all of us” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 27, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It happened (Friday) early in the game but he said he felt fine," "You see he was throwing the ball great ... so it was kind of a shock to all of us" External link

arkansasonline Monday, July 27, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's shut down for a couple weeks and we'll re-evaluate after that time," External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a talented young man,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 27, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He’s shut down for a couple of weeks and we’ll reevaluate at that time," External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : "It's not a pleasant situation to think about Verlander or think about how many young players we have in the bullpen and organization but we'll go back to drawing board," External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He probably had some pregame jitters, which is natural,” “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you have them in trouble, they usually settle in pretty good” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you get them in trouble, then they usually settle in pretty good,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He probably had some pregame jitters, which is natural,” “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you have them in trouble, they usually settle in pretty good” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I thought Taylor was going to faint, actually,” “The way that he was looking, that look on his face when he sat down. He wasn’t breathing. I think he was anticipating I was going to tell him he was cut” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Now, more than anytime, baseball feels like America’s game,” “And it wasn’t there for a long time” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if I’m going to have the same nerves or not, being on the field, without the fans,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not healed yet. But we’re on the way,” “We’ve just got to find a way to stay safe during this because we can’t afford another stoppage” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They both missed a lot of time,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’re very important, especially when you’re losing some starting pitching that you just replaced,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Nobody knew what to expect, but the cause was great,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m proud of the young people. They’ve stuck together,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Our offense is dynamite. We can strike quickly,” “We have some depth. I like the fact that our young players are hungry” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually coming out of spring training, I like to get guys 30 or 40 at-bats, and a lot of our guys are right around 20 or 25,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You either spend time getting ready or you try to tell yourself that you are ready,” “These guys can hit. They can really hit. We’re not going to do anything but get better and better and better as we get more reps. And hopefully, we win ballgames in the meantime while getting better” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker recalled : “He was dressed in black. I had a suit on,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They didn’t call me Black. You know what they called me,” “They were going to burn a cross on my dad’s front lawn. My dad said, ‘Come on,’ and he slept in his rocking chair for two weeks” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every man has a different story,” “You can demonstrate however you want, but I know where my heart and my mind is” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was a protester back in the ’60s, and so were my parents,” “I probably would have been out there with peaceful protests this time, except (for) being a potential high-risk coronavirus person, I wasn’t. My sentiments were there big-time” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t usually respond to what other people do. They can do whatever they want to do,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Part of my job is to make it easier on those that are coming after me,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I got a whole bunch of stories,” “I’ve had to suppress and squash a lot of these my feelings of the past because I was walking around angry. I’ve changed my mind and in my heart on certain things” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Altuve is good to go. I thought he’d be sore today he was a little sore but he comes to play,” “He’s swinging the bat good. Ended the (summer) 3-for-3, so he feels ready” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker mentioned : “We’re hopeful he’ll be prepared on Friday,” “We’ll review him tomorrow and see wherever he is in the morning. Usually the day just after that, you’re quite sore” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have slid, number one,” “Somebody should have directed him to slide, too, but we addressed the situation. This is training camp and after you play a bit, these things are second nature” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He could fit a lot of roles: a spot starter role, a long relief role, a short relief role,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about ALEX BREGMAN ) : “I was just experimenting, trying to see if I could get Bregman up in the first inning,” “Those three righthanders up there don’t have a bunch of trouble against righthanded pitching. You try to go every other guy (alternating handedness), but if a guy can hit, he can hit. That’s just kind of what I came up with” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in some powerful lineups,” “You try to mix and match guys, but here it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference. There’s so much quality here. Guys do have preferences, so that’s what I came up with” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The major difference was guys were yelling across the (aisle) versus going over and talking to them because you have to stay in your seat,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Overall, these guys have adapted and adjusted pretty good,” “I’ve heard some complaining, but it’s been very little. This is different, this is inconvenient, but it beats the alternative of us not playing at all. They’ve been pretty good” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You’ve got to be careful what you say because voices carry. You can hear everything,” “You’ll probably hear some stuff over the TV that you wouldn’t ordinarily hear. My mom would just tell me she read my lips. Now she might hear my voice” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be different,” “But you’ve still got to play to win. You play to win, and you play for the spirit that was in that stadium and is still there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re in a practice situation, you don’t know how guys are going to react during the season when it counts,” “That’s one thing I’m a little apprehensive about with the three-batter minimum rule. I think that’s going to put a lot of people in a very volatile situation, not only us but a whole bunch of teams” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 20, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “it’ll probably go down to the wire” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 20, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This guy can play, and he loves to play,” “He works hard, but he enjoys playing. And it’s a pleasure to watch him play. You can tell the joy that he has in playing” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I try to live in the present and learn from the past but also be aware of the future at the same time,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Half the players I’ve never seen play, especially some of the young players,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually a week before the season, guys are in baseball shape,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “To say it’s not gonna be challenging, I’d be telling a lie. Because it’s definitely gonna be challenging,” “I’m gonna have to do my best job of managing so far and even hope for a little luck, pull a few rabbits out of the hat, and get some surprises” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It depends on who’s on the mound, who’s facing us and what we need,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a spot open for Tucker without Alvarez,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I see more smiles. Actually I see more joy," "Four months ago, that was a tough time. A lot has happened. We’re at a different time and space than we were four months ago" External link

ohio Friday, July 17, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He ran, I don’t know for how long, seemed like an hour or so,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 17, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

usaToday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what the great guys do. They try to find a way to maintain. You look at guys like Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Tom Brady in football. You find a way (to) re-create yourself but not make wholesale changes. At this pace, I see him pitching well into his 40′s. He is throwing the ball great, mechanics look good, he’s fluid and is in a great frame of mind and his body is much younger than his age,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “It hurt Greinke the other day when we couldn’t work out,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He got here late, and it was very encouraging to see him long-tossing today, because he can long-toss better than any guy that we have here,” “And to see him running, we don’t want to get him on the mound any sooner than when he’s ready, and I’m hoping within the next couple of days that he’ll have a bullpen session first and then throw to hitters after that” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Gerrit Cole ) : “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” “Losing Gerrit Cole, hopefully he can step in and give us some quality starts, because before he got hurt the guy was one of the best around” External link

click2houston Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It depends on where you take the tests or what kind of tests you take,” “They could find out within hours. It could be this evening, or it could be tomorrow, hopefully, at the latest” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re doing what we can do, and we’re doing it with the people we can do it with the people that are available,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If I’m unsettled, there’s a good chance everyone is going to be unsettled,” “My job is to remain calm and to find a temporary solution and hopefully a permanent solution” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean it makes you feel good, you’re not really confident yet that it might not happen here or whatever happens in the future,” “You don’t know, but so far, so good. There are still some players that feel uncomfortable in this situation, and they should, for various reasons” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had good command, especially for a guy that hasn’t been out there much,” “He’s a worker. He may not say so. He doesn’t say much. But he’s a worker. After he came out, he even went and threw some more against a wall. He knows what he has to do to be able to get ready” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Forever, since they were little kids, they’ve been close in the dugout,” “That’s something we’re going to have to be very aware of” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “they didn’t want those guys to break real hard and fast to try to run down a ball yet and then end up pulling a muscle or something” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about ALEX BREGMAN ) : "He's probably frustrated because I know how hard Alex works and how dedicated he is to getting off to a good start," "There's nothing that we can do about it" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Forrest, that’s the best I’ve seen him,” “He told me he’s been working. I was very impressed with him” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Probably every organization feels that at this point,” “This is a work in progress. We realize that, too. Is it frustrating? Yes. Does it help to complain? Probably no. And I’m hoping that we get this straight before this rears its ugly head during the season and a guy can’t play. We still have a couple weeks to get this straight, and I’m hoping that’s sooner rather than later. Because the guys are getting used to taking their temperature in the morning. That’s the first thing you do. You don’t even brush your teeth you get up and take your temperature” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in the bullpen, and guys are still licking their fingers or spitting,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It just depends on how much they were working out and how close they were to game shape. We’ll see when they get here,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “That’s a nice set-up over there. It’s real nice,” “I was trying to get to the gym to see (Hakeem) Olajuwon and Clyde the Glide (Drexler) -- all those guys. I’m a basketball man. That’s my first time on that campus. It’s a larger school than I had imagined” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He took some of the best batting practice the last few days that I’ve ever seen,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They have to realize that, ‘Hey man, we’re all in this together, and if we’re going to have a season, have a life ... if we’re going to make it to the fall and through the fall and into the winter, we’re going to have to adhere to whatever rules are out there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “condition that’s preventing him from reporting to the field or participating in practice,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s another guy that we can’t say anything about other than he has a condition that’s preventing him from reporting to the field,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I admire Freddie Freeman and his group for coming out and saying what the problem is,” “Hopefully this can get through to the other people, other young people. I wish Freddie and everyone else who has it, the young guys, that they get healthy and well and help have a positive effect on the world” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re still counting on them. We got time,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like they never missed a beat,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Generally speaking, a pitcher should be ahead if they’ve been throwing and working,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re kind of on the honor system, so to speak,” “The guys realize what’s at stake. We’ll see when we get there. I can tell pretty quickly who’s been working and who hasn’t. I’m hoping everyone has been working. The pitchers have been throwing a lot” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “This is probably a blessing in disguise for Verlander. He wouldn’t have been ready (for opening day on March 26). Imagine losing him and not having him for two or three months,” “I was trying to figure out how I was going to make this whole thing work. This is a blessing in disguise to have him he says he’s healthy, he’s pain-free. As far as his endurance, we don’t know yet” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It all depends on how hard the guys have been working,” “I urged them to continue to work” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm not really sure until we get there," "This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there" External link

arkansasonline Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Our trainers are the best, and they’re on top of everything,” “I’m sure the guys are responsible enough to not want to take it to their families” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is new for us all,” “This is a tightknit group that we have here. But we’re going to have to do what we have to do to stay healthy. I’m sure that somebody along the line might get sick, and hopefully it’s nobody on our team. We’re going to do everything we can to keep it clean, keep it healthy and follow the protocols” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not really sure until we get there,” “This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not really sure until we get there,” “This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is these guys are together,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m a bit nervous, but I should be nervous, because this is like spring training number two, but I’ve seen the reports in Houston of how (COVID-19) has gone up,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m going to have to really be careful” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve got about 100 different masks. I’ve got some gloves. I’ve got sunglasses,” “I read all the reports on what to do and how to stay good. In my mind and in my heart, I’m in good shape and I’m ready to go” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be impossible not to take a risk, but a calculated risk,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I just hope we come to a conclusion that benefits everybody,” “Because if not, we all lose” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But that doesn’t say to go out and be foolish and test it,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be impossible not to take a risk, but a calculated risk,” “Safety is number one. Not only for yourself, but I worry about other people as much as I worry about myself” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I look at things around the world and around the country, we are truly blessed big time,” “That’s why I’m not worried about anything happening to me” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was thinking, shoot, what if I wasn’t here to spend this much time with my family, my son, my grandson and my daughter?” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I just hope we come to a conclusion that benefits everybody,” “Because if not, we all lose” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "And in most instances in life, you get kind of reprimanded when you have premeditated anything. I'm just hoping that the league puts a stop to this before somebody gets hurt" External link

usaToday Friday, May 8, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is so talented that you’d have to give them the nod in any situation,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's frustrating because we've talked about it forever ... but it seems like the numbers are dwindling instead of increasing," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance," "All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He was a man that made it possible for me to not only play but manage and gave us all a great sense of pride about being a black American," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance,” “All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance,” “All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked” External link

click2houston Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I went from Sacramento to the South in 1967 and that was an awakening, because I had never been a part of segregation," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Would you rather have it in your face or would you rather have it in your back?” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When the grapes are ready to put in the bottle, when the juice is ready to go in the bottle, you have to go do it,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All of these proposals are possibilities in kind of a ‘what if’ situation, but everything is going to depend on the coronavirus,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m anxious and I’m raring to go, but I’m not worried because worrying does no good,” “You’re worrying about something that’s really out of all of our control. I’m more prayerful than I am worried. I’m praying that everybody solves this problem and, hopefully before summer’s end, we can get back to normal” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in the situation they’re in now,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A shortened season goes to who stays in the most shape and who is the most talented. Physical and mental strength doesn’t come into play the same way if you played a whole season,” “This team is so talented that you’d have to give them the nod on any situation, but it just depends on what kind of shape we (stay) in” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “As close as we were, he would never ever let us know,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ralph Abernathy ) : “Me and Ralph were scared to death,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t want to go play in the South,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “He’s the most instrumental influence in my life, outside of my father,” “I remember Hank promising my mom that if I signed with the Braves, he would take care of me (as) if I was his son. He promised my mom he would make me go to church, make me go to bed on time, and always look out after me” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “People always thought that Hank was mad, and this and that,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “When Hank left, we were all lost,” ”They got rid of all of us” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “On every team, there were players that took care of rookies if they thought you could play,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I remember this cat was like Mighty Mouse,” “He was 161 pounds and could hit that ball out of the Astrodome like a big man. He was a player” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s trying to make some adjustments,” “Now is the time to make adjustments, and when you make adjustments and have success, it’s easier to keep making adjustments. He’s been looking pretty good the last week or so” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think we started out as a group working out,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been through this before,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping that the guys will continue to work out and stay in shape and not lose the conditioning and shape they’re in now,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These are some of the things I can call upon that baseball will be back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re simply here to help monitor and do what the players want to do,” “They’re not required to come in, but if they want to come in, we’re here and available for them” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been through this before. It’s not a very pleasant situation,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 13, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "But this is on a national scale, not just a team scale. We’ll do whatever it takes to try to secure the health of our players and their families. “The tone appeared good (in our team meeting), but under the circumstances, some of us have never been through this before," External link

click2houston Friday, March 13, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “There are setbacks like Verlander had (that) create opportunities for other guys,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We look at it as we dodged a bullet and now it’s time to get him ready and get whoever is going to take his place ready,” “This is why you try to have as many starters as you can in case something does happen” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re going to go with the best 13 that we can go with,” “We’re looking forward to getting (Verlander) back healthy. He’ll be stronger because of this into September and October. He won’t have as many innings on him. We’re just going to try to turn a negative into a positive. Nobody is going to feel sorry for you, so you don’t feel sorry for yourself” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We look at it as we dodged a bullet and now it’s time to get him ready and get whoever is going to take his place ready,” “This is why you try to have as many starters as you can in case something does happen” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re going to go with the best 13 that we can go with,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 9, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hoping he’s ready (for opening day), but if he’s not ready, we’ll have to go in another direction until he gets ready,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “But you know Verlander can dial it up when he gets ready,” “I didn’t see anything. I was quite surprised when (pitching coach Brent Strom) came over and told me he had to come out of the game” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We got to take care of the big horse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I know everybody wants to be concerned, but being concerned doesn’t do any good,” “We’ll just have to wait until the (test) results come back. It’s hard to worry about something that you don’t have control over or that you don’t know” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s got a great swing,” “He seems to keep the bat on the ball for a long period of time. He just throws it out of the park. He really knows how to hit, using the whole field” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Sometimes you’ve got to jump on somebody’s back,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been to Cuba. I’ve been to those games and I’ve seen the pressure over there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like what I’ve seen from him over there,” “He’s an athlete. Can hit anywhere you put him in the order and play good defense probably anywhere you put him in the infield. Rate him however you want to rate him, but the guy’s just a really good all-around ballplayer” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Everyone out there threw the ball well,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was swinging well in (batting practice),” “That was the best I’d seen him since I’ve been here, so it was good to see him have a good day” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I know it’s a little hard because people want autographs,” “But, you’ve got to understand, (germs) could be on a pen, could be on a hand” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They say I invented the high five, but it’s more sanitary to do the fist bump,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If it's not broke, don't fix it,” “It's good the way it is. I told Springer the other day he reminds me of past lead-off hitters Bobby Bonds, Felipe Alou, Tommy Agee. These guys were hitters and sluggers at the same time. He can either get on base or it's 1-0 our favor. This guy, he's one of the best” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Steve Garvey ) : “I remember one year, Steve Garvey, I think he had two hits the whole spring,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re trying to get that soreness to subside so we’re going to try to take it easy on him for at least three days,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He has to wait his turn, kind of,” “We have to get some other guys stretched out. But, that’s the best he’s looked and if he keeps improving, we’ll get him stretched out some more” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was trying to stretch it out, wanted to throw another 5 or 6 pitches. He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

click2houston Monday, March 2, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 2, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

click2houston Monday, March 2, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

seattlepi Monday, March 2, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Gerrit Cole ) : “We need some quality wins and quality starts and innings,” “That’s big time. We’re trying to find a way to replace Gerrit Cole and the innings that he gave us and victories. (It) can take some pressure off our bullpen. It’s a long year. He’s very vital. He knows it, and we know it” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 2, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

usaToday Monday, March 2, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With an off day so early in the spring, it only takes a couple days to lose whatever progress you’ve made this early in the year,” “So, we want all out big boys to get some at-bats (on Sunday) then, on Tuesday, the big boys get some more at-bats, that way to piggyback the off days” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully one time through, maybe it will be over,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was booed in (Los Angeles) every day my first year there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s why I don’t read on a daily basis,” “I don’t read stuff good or bad. Why should anyone control my self-esteem? And that’s what it does when you read stuff about yourself. You’re either the greatest or the worst very rarely are you in the middle” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’re handling it pretty good externally,” “I don’t know what it’s like internally. Nobody likes to be booed” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “When he first came up, he would call a timeout and back up off the mound until he got his act back together,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Raring to go ain’t his problem,” “If anything, we’re going to have to calm him down. He’ll probably be begging or lobbying to try to go more than one” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve seen both. Some guys work better with certain guys and sometimes I’ll ask the pitcher without letting the catcher know ‘How, do you like this guy or that guy,’” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of it depends on Yordan,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

click2houston Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

suntimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don’t tell ‘em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something’s coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

suntimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes it easier for me to say: 'Hey, man, do you want to come,' " External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, I don't tell 'em anything. There might not be any noise," "Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It's hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you'll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

wftv Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

wftv Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

click2houston Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I can honestly say I’ve never asked myself that,” “I try to never be judgmental. Nobody knows exactly what’s going on in someone else’s soul” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 24, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Greg Maddux ) : “He can pitch. He can really pitch,” “He can get all his pitches over at any time. He reminds me of the modern-day Greg Maddux. He doesn’t have high velocity, but he has high control and savvy of how he wants to pitch and what he wants to do” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 24, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I wanted to wait a couple days (to play the stars), then I didn’t want them to wait too many days,” “Everybody has to make a long road trip I think we have three this spring so they chose that one” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I can honestly say I’ve never asked myself that,” “I try to never be judgmental. Nobody knows exactly what’s going on in someone else’s soul” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t control what comes from the stands, you can just control your emotions and what you feel,” “I’m not worried about anything” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Rain don’t bother me. I’m a duck hunter,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been there. All my life,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like my room smelling sweet,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Muddy Waters ) : “Depending on whatever mood I’m going to be in,” “Yesterday, I’m listening to Muddy Waters. Today, I was listening to the (Rolling) Stones” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Satchel Paige ) : “I was on a team with Satchel Paige,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t know how it was going to go, really, to tell you the truth,” “And I’m happy to be back. I mean, this is - I was happy where I was, watching my son and sitting behind a desk. But this is where I was happiest” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Possibly I helped in some small way, with race relations, to show people about my side,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I try not to worry about things because it doesn't do any good," "You can anticipate this or that, but you don't really know until you get there. So I'm not really worried about the reception" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He could be pitching at a high school game and he'll be fired up," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

dcourier Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

click2houston Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

japantoday Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I left my heart over there when I left,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been around the game a long time. most of them either knew me before I got here, or their dads knew me, or I played against some of their fathers or whatever. I come with a certain amount of reputation,” External link

krqe Friday, February 21, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's not easy to replace his quality of work, or his innings pitched,” “So, we're looking for somebody to replace him or somebodies as a group” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I've talked to him extensively about mind control and controlling your emotions but also being competitive at the same time,” “Because you just can't get too high or too low as a starter because you'll burn out as far as energy is concerned. So, I know he wants it and we're going to give them opportunity to get it” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The younger players, I’m telling you, they start out generally hotter and sooner because it seems to take them less time to get ready, to get loose,” “Plus, early in the spring, it lends itself to a fastball hitter because that’s the only pitch they can really get over. If a pitcher gets his breaking ball over then he’s almost unhittable because no one is prepared to hit that” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If his knees are barking and he can’t hit, he’s not doing us or himself any good,” “I’d like to see him play some outfield, if nothing else to give him some weapons other than DH-ing and to give some other guys some time off to DH” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like lefties. But a lefty that can’t get lefties out, he might as well be a righty,” “That’s the key. You have to get a lefty that’s going to get people out. I’m sure if they had a couple lefties who they thought could get lefties out better than the righties, they’d have went with them. I’ve got my eyes open for possibly a couple lefties” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If his knees are barking and he can’t hit, he’s not doing us or himself any good,” “I’d like to see him play some outfield, if nothing else to give him some weapons other than DH-ing and to give some other guys some time off to DH” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like lefties. But a lefty that can’t get lefties out, he might as well be a righty,” “That’s the key. You have to get a lefty that’s going to get people out. I’m sure if they had a couple lefties who they thought could get lefties out better than the righties, they’d have went with them. I’ve got my eyes open for possibly a couple lefties” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He loves his pitchers, he loves what he’s doing and they respond to him,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked ( about Nick Markakis ) : “I didn’t think Markakis talked too much,” “He doesn’t. OK, maybe he had his Wheaties” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I hear about it but I don’t read it. I don’t care,” “They can say what they want to say. You can’t control people’s mouths. Most of these guys, other than a couple guys, I don’t think they volunteered information. They were asked. If they’re asked, they all have their right to state their opinion. If they’re not asked, they still have that right. It doesn’t matter. They can say what they want” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think the challenge is especially for (the) lefty because he may go to the wayside,” “That was a big job for some of these guys. We’ll see how it works” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked ( about Nick Markakis ) : “I didn’t think Markakis talked too much,” “He doesn’t. OK, maybe he had his Wheaties” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I hear about it but I don’t read it. I don’t care,” “They can say what they want to say. You can’t control people’s mouths. Most of these guys, other than a couple guys, I don’t think they volunteered information. They were asked. If they’re asked, they all have their right to state their opinion. If they’re not asked, they still have that right. It doesn’t matter. They can say what they want” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

mlive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I believe in rest and I believe in telling guys when they have rest days,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 17, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “There are 12 days out there you maybe shouldn’t be out there,” “You’ve got to mix in some other guys to be out there, too. (Aaron) taught me that two days off a month was mentally or physically was 150 games and that’s plenty” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 17, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "You realize it's going to take a while to move on. You don't just move on, just 'cause you say, 'Move on.' We do realize that sometimes the guys have something to say. Sometimes you guys have a job to do," External link

kiro7 Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Carlos Correa ) : "Carlos is a grown man and you have to answer for what you say. He believed in what he said and he said what he said," "So I didn't have any problem with it and I certainly don't waste my thoughts on it" External link

kiro7 Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "You realize it's going to take a while to move on. You don't just move on, just 'cause you say, 'Move on.' We do realize that sometimes the guys have something to say. Sometimes you guys have a job to do," External link

seattlepi Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

dcourier Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

irishsun Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I thought we said that, ‘Hey, we didn’t want to talk about it anymore,’” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s in the past now,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything" External link

CBC Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

wftv Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

wftv Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

kiro7 Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s not good for the game, it’s not good for kids to see it, so I think both,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t start nothing. This is the slogan of my teams: we don’t start anything,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s working out and is contact with our training staff and (pitching coach) Brent Strom,” “We’re not worried about him. This guy is a guy who works and so when he comes to camp we expect him to fall back in place with everybody else” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like semi what I experienced in the steroid era. This is the frenzy it kind of caused,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not worried about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s in the past now,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not worried about him,” “This guy, he works. When he comes to camp, we expect him to fall in place with everyone else” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We always talk about forgiveness, but nobody wants to forgive,” “The only way to achieve forgiveness is to apologize for what you’ve done wrong, and we’ve apologized for what we’ve done wrong” External link

readingeagle Friday, February 14, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We always talk about forgiveness, but nobody wants to forgive,” “The only way to achieve forgiveness is to apologize for what you’ve done wrong, and we’ve apologized for what we’ve done wrong” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, February 14, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT



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Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He’s been a resource for me, he’s been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don’t necessarily enjoy managing against him because he’s had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don’t know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

General Manager said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “Dusty has been a perfect fit for our ballclub,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jim Crane said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “Dusty’s the man for the job when we hired him,” “He’s the man for the job right now. You’ve heard him already talking and ready to go. So he’s checking on the guys and making sure they’re going to be ready. I’m very, very happy to have him, I can tell you that” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Espada said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “After I’ve seen what we’ve been going through here the last two months, I think Dusty is a really good manager for this team,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

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Dusty Baker said : “We’re not getting the hits when it counts,” “We’re getting hits, but we’re not getting the timely hits” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s the consummate team player,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Once you start winning one-run games, you feel like you’re supposed to win them,” “When you’re losing one-run games, you’re trying to figure out how not to lose them. It’s a mindset that you have to be positive. That was a big victory” External link

foxnews Monday, September 21, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I talked to him this morning," "He's not crazy about the outcome, but it is what it is. He has to get it taken care of. He's pitched for years. He's been a warrior and a leader. Hopefully, this will prolong his career, and he can be back to pitching. I always told him he's a medical marvel, and he's a great physical specimen" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is we’ve got to relax and draw our circle even closer and tighter,” “We’re built for the playoffs. There would be some guys who will go into the bullpen that will help our bullpen be even better, and we have some guys who have been there before. That helps a lot. What we have is what we have, and so we have got to figure out a way to be better and make it better” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I talked to him this morning,” External link

click2houston Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to go with the guys that have been there,” “You have to go with the guys that have got you here. You can shake up the lineup all you want, but you know it’s a daily game. Tomorrow could be totally different. You have to go with your core guys. You have to” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "If you win, you don't have any concerns," External link

longbeachstar Friday, September 18, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You always want me to be concerned and, hey man, if you win, you don’t have any concerns,” “You know these guys can hit” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It doesn’t matter what the score is,” “You’ve got to win those close games, too, and you have to depend on your pitching sometimes, depend on your bullpen sometimes, depend on your offense. Sooner or later, it’s going to be clicking” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “His control wasn’t where it usually was, but his curveball was working tonight, and they helped him out by chasing some,” “But you don’t have time to pick up that curveball it’s one of the best around. He kept us in the game” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 18, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy. This one kinda really hurts, 1-0,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a good fastball. His fastball was up to 96 mph, and he had good command,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He kept the ball down and had a low-ball umpire, which helped him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about George Springer ) : “The first one (by Springer) was a miscue,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ryan Pressly ) : “Pressly was good. He just got bit by bad misfortune,” “The ball damn near hit on the line, and that is all they needed” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Joey Gallo ) : “It really hurts to lose 1-0, especially with a ball hit on the line by Joey Gallo after we had two strikes on him,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out … his control was good,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Don’t forget Urquidy. It was big getting him back,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Any Verlander is better than no Verlander,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked real good, especially for his first time out ... his control was good,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re just going to have to see how he comes out of this,” “Probably won’t know for a couple of days (if) he has any soreness or any discomfort or anything. So, we’ll just have to wait” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was difficult, but they came out there with some gas,” “Everybody was throwing hard. They got a heck of a bullpen. Everyone was throwing hard” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s been some solemness and quiet voices in the clubhouse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Things have been very tough. We hadn’t had a whole bunch of breaks, but we kind of made our own breaks today,” “We got some timely hits, especially back-to-back-to-back hits. It’s a wonderful thing to see to come back” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully, we look back on this as the turning point of our season”. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 32-13. The Astros, on the other hand, are 7-17 on the road after coming in with losses in eight of their previous nine games. “Things have been very tough, like we haven’t had a whole bunch of breaks. We kind of made our breaks today," “If we win these two games, the rest of the road trip seems like it doesn’t matter” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Your power numbers are definitely going to be down when you got those guys out of the lineup,” “That’s a major part of it. Plus, when the hitters only get two weeks to get ready, the pitchers were ahead of them. Now, you’re seeing the hitters catching up. What fooled them in August is not fooling them in September. Guys are having better at-bats, they’re not fooled as much” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “How many rockets did we hit off of him? We hit some balls extremely hard off of him they just didn’t find any holes,” “We actually hit the ball harder than they did. It didn’t work” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

click2houston Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s supposed to be on the mound if everything goes well, no setbacks here, again pretty soon,” “Hopefully if everything goes well he could be back at the end of the month” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully, if everything goes well, he could be back at the end of the month,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t know if it’s going to have impact or not,” External link

fox35orlando Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He showed good composure, threw some breaking balls at the right time,” “His fastball was well-located. He threw the ball great tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With prospects you don’t really know how they’re going to do from time to time, but right now he’s 2-for-2,” “He’s throwing the ball well, we just have to get his stamina up” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn't have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You're a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We didn’t have him go to his right or left too much,” “He looked pretty good the balls right at him. You’re a bit worried about his lateral movement” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We just gave that game away to them,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is the prime example of ‘Walks will haunt you,’” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re pitching Murphy like he’s Johnny Bench or something,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don't know if it's going to have impact or not,” External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels great. We’ve still got a chance to overtake these guys,” “We need these next two games” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to take the gifts when you can take them,” “That was a big victory for us and we’ll take it no matter how we can get it” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He went out and ran today and he looked pretty good, he looked real good actually,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

nbcbayarea Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of them would have been at a higher level or even in the big leagues had it not been for the command problems,” “It’s just something that we got to live with until they get the experience and get their acts together as far as not walking people. You see, every time you walk somebody it starts a rally and against the A’s, that’s their gameplan” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every time we walk somebody, it seemed like they scored,” “That’s kind of their game plan over there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We've been really monitoring him. He's been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We're trying to calm that down” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been really monitoring him. He’s been trying to get back on the field. He knows how much we need him but at the same time we have to take care of him,” “We’ve got a plan for him the next few days” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a nerve problem stemming from the neck and going down into the arm,” “We’re trying to calm that down” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He came in my office after the game and said ‘D, it’s not right,’” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had hidden it and was trying to medicate himself because as a young player, he was afraid to go in and get treatment,” “He was afraid of being sent out, like a lot of young guys, that’s in the back of their minds no matter how well they’re doing. We could tell something was wrong. His velocity was good but his location was bad” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All Cionel has to do is throw consistent strikes, because he has the stuff,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ll leave that spot in the lineup open until I get further word from him or the trainers,” “You know he wants to play against the A’s. "I’m sure he’ll do everything in his power to make it on the field” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, September 7, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Lance McCullers ) : “Just one of those weekends where whatever could go bad, went bad. But we’re still in a good position,” “They beat my bullpen up. We’re still trying to recover from that first day, the early exit by McCullers, and then it was downhill from there” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's a big blow, but what do you do?" "You can either complain about it or go ahead and try to adjust. The other guys just got to pick it up the way we've done all year" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The kids are doing the best they can do,” “A lot of them are overachieving and we’re asking a lot of them” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These guys have a lot of pride,” “They know how to win. They’ve probably never been with their backs against the wall like this. They had a lockdown bullpen for a number of years here. Every year is different” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When you have a young staff, you hope that they throw strikes more times than not,” “But we’re having trouble throwing the ball over the plate. We’re not making them earn it. The walks really, really drive you crazy” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have no choice, you either keep grinding or keep fighting or you give up,” “There’s no give up in this team and there’s no give up in me” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He felt a little better, but can we afford to play short for possibly another week,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a big blow, but what do you do,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I think this one (trip) will be better because we know how to deal with the situation -- the isolation, confinement -- that we were going through the first time on the West Coast," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We have to make some tough decisions on roster moves,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, September 4, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's going to come here and throw a bullpen (session) before then, and then we'll make our assessment and adjustment at that time," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He sends us a video every day,” “He’s either hitting or running. He’s progressing well” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The guys came out ready to play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You know it’s in there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re starting to wake up,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But when you speak up for as long as I’ve spoken up, it’s like ‘OK, man, you’re crying spilled milk or you got a chip on your shoulder or you’re a racist or there’s some negative adjective they’re going to say about you,’” “After a while, it’s not even worth talking about” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I love what the basketball players are doing, the hockey players,” “They’re putting their money where their mouth is. I’m proud of these young people in America because they’re doing something about it” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We've got to get better at the add-on runs and put them away," External link

longbeachstar Friday, August 28, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “George was in good spirits (Tuesday), and those two days help him more than anybody on the team, him and Brantley, and they’ll be back in the outfield come Friday,” “I’m just hoping guys don’t lose their (batting) stroke with two days off” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That helps us big time if we can get them back,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

usaToday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been getting the large crooked number in an inning, but we have to add on from there because they were still within three runs,” “We have to get better at the add-on runs and put them away. It seems like right now we don’t have the killer instinct to really put them away” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can tell by the way they used a position player that they were trying to save their bullpen,” “Their bullpen was overworked. I had asterisks by the guys who worked (Sunday), and some of them worked again today. That was big that they got to their bullpen early in the series” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be sore,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a strong guy, physically strong, and he’s getting mentally strong,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It makes it difficult when you can’t really keep them in the ballpark,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is a hot club, we ran into a hot club,” “Just like we were hot before, they’re hot now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 24, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s starting to swing like the Altuve we’ve come to know and love,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I see a guy getting his act together, you want him to get up there as many times as possible and start feeling good about themselves and start seeing the ball again,” “That’s a welcomed sight, because when they come for Altuve, they come in bunches” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was just a bad night in San Diego,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was getting the ball up. He hung a couple breaking balls and that’s what breaking balls do. You hang them, they’re going to bang them,” “He missed locations, (the) ball was up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It looks bad, but you have to look at the pitch. If you’re going to drill someone, it’s not going to be with a changeup. And it’s certainly not going to be young Bielak,” “It wasn’t intentional and it was a changeup. I guess they were doing their job” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he feels terrible. We feel terrible,” “They just beat us up tonight. They really beat us up” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You never want to sacrifice a game, but you’d rather sacrifice a game than hit a sore Yuli and he has to beat out a double play or something, then he ends up pulling something,” “We got enough guys on the injured list and certainly can’t afford anymore” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Did you see Yuli run yesterday,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Boy, that was a tough one to lose because you look back at the baserunners that we had out there,” “Some guys are starting to swing the bat better. It’s still frustrating, but we have to start another streak tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every day we’re dealing with disappointment,” “You have to find a way to stay positive” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If anybody works, it’s him. He’ll be back,” “He’ll be back in the nick of time. Hopefully he can stay sharp in between because he’s been just about to get his timing. We need him badly, but better it happen now than later. We’re playing pretty good and by the time he comes back, we’re hoping that we’ll make a move and overtake the A’s or whoever else is in front of us” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s a day to day thing,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a big night tonight and we need Tucker, especially with our injury situation,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to have huge offensive nights here in this ballpark. You’re never really comfortable,” “Since I’ve been coming here they’ve always made a run in the eighth and ninth inning. It was fortunate for us that we could havesome cushion” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be necessary,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re just going to have to mix and match the best that we can,” “If a guy needs a day off or it depends if it’s right-left. Not much different than what we’ve been doing, just trying to come up with the best lineup daily” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “When Michael’s leg gets better, back to 100 percent, he’ll probably go back to the outfield because he’d rather play both sides of the ball, even though he’s done pretty well DHing, he’s not crazy about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Yordan Alvarez, it looks like he’s done, maybe for the year, maybe,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "A young man with that much talent, you don't really know what expectations he's supposed to exceed," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "This does a lot for our confidence," "We've still got a couple of guys that we've got to get going, but we've some guys swinging better, playing better and we've gotten outstanding defense and good pitching" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “Brantley’s feeling better, but he's not doing any activities,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "You've got to face Blackmon, Arenado and Murphy," "That's not how you would have drawn up a young man's first save, facing a murderer's row like that" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hopeful to get him ready to pinch hit, and he is day to day,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “In spring training I was hoping he could play outfield and give other guys a chance to DH, but Gary Pettis told me that last year when he played outfield, he was down for a couple of days with that running,” “Running really puts pressure on his knees. It’s highly doubtful he could play the outfield” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He used to be a thorn in our side in Milwaukee,” “He’s hard to run on, which was evident today. He even hit a couple of game-winning homers or put them ahead with a homer. He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he enjoys playing. He loves playing” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was just hoping he didn’t come in sore this morning, which he did,” “He’s on a day to day situation” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know. I’d be guessing if I told you,” “It’s just a situation where his knees aren’t good right now” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping it’s not an everyday situation,” “We’re just going to have to wait and see” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

click2houston Monday, August 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

wacotrib Monday, August 17, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a pleasant guy to be around and he loves playing,” “That was a heck of a birthday present he gave himself and gave us” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 17, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He looked good and it relieved a little pressure,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in thousands of lineups and had thousands of lineups that I made out,” “Guys don’t usually say ‘Put me down in the order.’ That’s a pride thing, especially if you’ve been hitting first, second or third most of your life. That was big for him to tell me that” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve been praying for him,” “I was praying half the night for him. I know the rest of the team was pulling for him. He’s probably one of the more popular guys on this team and they know that he has a great heart, not only for people but for his teammates. You hate to see a teammate struggle, especially a fine teammate like him” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He just wants to win and get us into the playoffs, that’s where he usually shines,” “Into the playoffs. That’s our whole thing right now is to get into the playoffs during this shortened season. He’s a consummate team man” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We were hoping he’d come out here today feeling much better,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I guess this is the way the year is going, you get one guy back and then another guy goes down, but at least we’re getting some guys back,” “It really hurts because he;s one of the leaders of the team, not only physically on the field, but psychologically and emotionally off the field. We depend on him. He’s one of our real leaders here on the team and a great leader at that” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He can hit it (to) any part of the ballpark,” “I’ve been told that nothing should surprise me when it comes to him. I’m ready to be surprised, but I’m expecting that and I’m just hoping that he feels good. It’s great to have another big bat in the lineup” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he was swinging the bat well down there. Would a couple of weeks made a lot of difference or would two days or four days,” “We’ll see. We don’t know until we get into competition. Swinging in intrasquad games is a lot different than swinging against the opposition, but you have to start somewhere” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It usually takes a little while, especially for a larger frame guy, to find his stroke. Who knows? He may be just a natural and come right in hitting,” “We’re hoping so. Most guys need some reps. We’ll see. It sure is nice to have him back. When he walked in the clubhouse, everyone was extremely happy” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We started out cold … (but) we got some timely hits,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That was a good one to win,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I come over and give you knuckles you’re done,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I said ‘OK, how you feel this time?’ ” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if he’s calling his own pitches or not, I don’t know what that means with the 1-2-3 or 1-1-1,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Michael Brantley ) : “We tried to have Yordan play the field in spring training and his knees got sore and he couldn’t play for a couple days,” “That’s why we got to try to get Michael back well enough for him to play the field” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re exchanging one guy with a bad hand for a guy with a bad leg,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "We're not running the bases very well," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Shaun Anderson ) : “I talked to Stubbs after the game and asked where he was going, and he said the guy (Giants reliever Shaun Anderson) was slow to the plate and he thought he could steal third,” “I said, ‘That is a baserunning mistake.’ He was in scoring position. We were all shocked when we saw Stubbs take off. I looked at (third base coach Gary Pettis) and he looked at me, and I was hoping it didn’t come back to haunt us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It seems like every time we walk somebody late in the game, it comes back to haunt us,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’ve got to pay better baseball,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here … in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The explanation was that he’s a coach and especially with the COVID situation out here ... in essence they’re not going to stand for it,” “Basically, somebody had to be the example. Especially in these times that we’re going through” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Cintron said what he did was wrong, and he apologized for it,” “It still doesn’t take the fact away that it happened” External link

japantoday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was remorseful, I’ll say that, that the whole thing happened,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Josh James ) : “We were trying to give (James) a positive outing tonight, a low-pressure situation,” “His velocity was up from when he was a starter. We’ll keep running him out there, and hopefully he’ll get better. He was better tonight” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what confidence and perseverance will do for you,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, it's a long way from spiraling out of control," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 10, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He hasn’t been hitting that long. He hasn’t been running that long,” “You don’t want to do anything to hurt his legs, you don’t want to do anything to hurt his obliques because you’re not used to rotating. I really don’t know how long it’s going to be or how long it’s going to take. I’d like to give you a date and time, but I really can’t” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When he gets here, you want him feeling that he’s relatively ready,” “I don’t know if he’ll ever feel completely ready some of the guys here still aren’t ready” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve had hand injuries and I’d rather wait one day longer than to push it one day ahead of schedule and re-injure it,” “We’ll see. He’s day to day, but he’s made tremendous progress in the meantime” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “Who chirped first? Did Alex say something to him first or did Laureano say something?” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We're limping right now. Things aren't going our way,” “We're not getting any sympathy and don't want any from anybody” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's about the same, it's only been 12 hours," “I know he's Superman, but he's not ready. ... He's not playable” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You really earn your money during tough times,” “This game of baseball is relatively it’s kind of easy during good times. But during the tough times you’ve got to dig deep. You can feel sorry for yourself all you want to and all they’ll do is bury you. And there are people out there that are loving this. There are other teams out there that are loving this. We’re not getting any sympathy and don’t want any from anybody” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All right guys, I got to go to work,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “Verlander, to my knowledge, is not progressing as quickly as he’d like to,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s one of my favorite guys,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s good news, nothing’s broken,” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's one of my favorite guys,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's good news, nothing's broken,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s better. It’s good news,” “It’s a very positive sign” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was great to see him get in on the hit parade,” “He looked like the Altuve of old” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m like ‘What games could you have pitched in? What meaningful games could you have pitched in,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, August 7, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been here when that roof is open and it plays like Colorado,” “I noticed before the game that this place, you never really feel safe here. Big gaps, the ball jumps. It seemed like when they opened the roof, the ball carried even better” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like there’s blood in the water, like the sharks were surrounding him,” “It was like a feeding frenzy. And that’s how this game happens sometimes. It happens quickly. We couldn’t get anyone loose quick enough” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He told me he would do whatever the team needed him to do,” “It’s a little different. Had we been playing a 162-game season, we’d have time for him to work this out and for this experiment to continue a little bit longer” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s different throwing in a controlled environment versus when you’re on your own,” “I think that hurt him big-time. He came in, and you could tell he had worked hard because he was up to a whole bunch of pitches in a hurry. But I think that hurt him in the long run” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s something that we’re still entertaining,” “It’s just in this abbreviated season, it’s tough to continue at this pace. I think he understands. And I’m hoping that more than anything, everyone else understands we have a very short season here” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We scored early like we talked about,” “We still could have scored more. This ballpark is similar to playing in Colorado, you never really feel safe here because they've got big gaps and the ball flies” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He's strong, very confident, poised in his demeanor and mannerisms,” “He acts like a veteran, like he's been here before” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Alex Cintron ) : “His pitch recognition is way ahead of most guys at this point and his balance is good,” “He’s worked hard. He works hard every day with (hitting coach Alex Cintron) and he’s in the cage. He’s trying to perfect his skill. He’s very, very relaxed and poised up there at the plate right now” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He didn’t have the same life on the ball (as last week), but this is the first time he’s probably pitched this long in succession,” “He’s strong. He’s very confident. He’s poised in his demeanor and mannerisms. He acts like a veteran who has been here before” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most guys take that next pitch,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s been bothering him the last couple days,” “He’s on a day-to-day basis. I told him I’d try not to use him under any circumstances, because usually when you use a guy and he smells a hit, he’s going to run. I’m going to try not to use him today and maybe not even tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "Everybody is looking for the same thing," External link

longbeachstar Monday, August 3, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s getting better and better and more confident,” “The hitters on our team (during summer intersquad games) came back raving about him, and I said that if you guys feel that way, we need to feel that way about him” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 3, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had a little cut on his cuticle above his thumbnail,” “Fortunately for us, he was all right, and we got him out of the game because we didn’t want him to throw too many pitches (he had 23 in two-thirds of an inning)” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “My dad told me don’t think worse, because it can get worse,” “I’ll tell you, that was a terrible, terrible, terrible blow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The sun goes down sometimes with sadness and the sun comes back up and the heart can find some joy someplace in the next day,” “It’s not easy to go to sleep tonight, but the sun will come up tomorrow” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now we are scuffling for victories. That was a tough one all the way down to the end. I’m just glad we were able to come out on top,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We had to get him out of there, or else he’s not going to be available at all,” “We were hoping to get him through the seventh and part of the eighth and then close with Parades, but he had to come in and get us out of trouble (in the seventh)” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a lot of rumors out there how other teams got sick,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

highlandstoday Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : ”I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

krqe Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t hit if you don’t swing,” “Sometimes I think we can be a little more aggressive early in the count, especially with runners in scoring position, because they’re going to try to get ahead of you and then mess with you” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You have to start the season over every day,” “You can’t count what’s already happened and done because you can’t bring it back. You start the season over, and you see what you do from there” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think that the punishments were fair,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Who says it’s supposed to happen against the Dodgers?” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Quite frankly, I’m tired of talking about it, to tell you the truth,” “This is big news, but it’s over now” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

watoday Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “And then what really enraged everybody is when he told Carlos — I mean he struck him out — and told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch.’ What are you supposed to do then? And then what upset me is the umpires warned us. Why don’t you warn him? He’s the one throwing the ball. He’s the one starting this mess in the first place. I didn’t like it at all,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” “A 3-0 fastball over a guy’s head, now you’re flirting with ending his career, and a couple other guys, balls were close” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Most of the tension didn’t come from our side,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have warned them a long time ago before it got to that point,” “That’s what I was upset about. It’s kind of like football. The second guy gets the infraction or the warning, but the guy that did the initial hit usually goes free. In my mind, that should have been stopped a long time ago” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: ‘Nice swing, bitch,’” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : “What are you supposed to do then?” External link

guardian Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked : "What are you supposed to do then?" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "What really enraged everybody ... is when he told him: 'Nice swing (expletive),'" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “Balls get away from time to time, but not that quite a few in the massive leagues. … A 3- fastball over a guy’s head, now you are flirting with ending his occupation,” “What upset me was the umpires warned us. … Why don’t you alert him? … He’s the a single who started out this mess in the to start with area” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Well, I mean, balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s the one that really hurt, because I thought we did a great job,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It feels good not to be a lame dunk,” “This is the best that I have been treated in a long while” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of the hitters are ready, probably, in about three weeks or so,” “The pitchers need that extra time. They need that five or six weeks of spring training. This has been abbreviated, and you see it. It’s all around baseball. It’s everywhere” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping we learn a lesson from this,” “It couldn’t be helped because of the coronavirus, but I’m just hoping that we don’t see any more injuries around the league, especially on our team” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I've been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times," External link

nampa Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He shut them down and gave our offense time to come back,” “He was throwing strikes. He had all his pitches working … he’s a very calm pitcher. He saved us big-time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Thank God we have some of these young guys to bail us out,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s been on the big stage before, and that’s what impressed me about him,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It happened (Friday) early in the game but he said he felt fine," "You see he was throwing the ball great ... so it was kind of a shock to all of us" External link

cleveland Monday, July 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We know it's a forearm strain," External link

longbeachstar Monday, July 27, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "We know it's a forearm strain," External link

irishsun Monday, July 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s not a pleasant situation, to think about Verlander or thinking about how many young players we have in the bullpen and organization, but we’ll go back to the drawing board,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 27, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he felt fine, and you see he was throwing the ball great,” “It was kind of a shock to all of us” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 27, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It happened (Friday) early in the game but he said he felt fine," "You see he was throwing the ball great ... so it was kind of a shock to all of us" External link

arkansasonline Monday, July 27, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He's shut down for a couple weeks and we'll re-evaluate after that time," External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s a talented young man,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 27, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He’s shut down for a couple of weeks and we’ll reevaluate at that time," External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : "It's not a pleasant situation to think about Verlander or think about how many young players we have in the bullpen and organization but we'll go back to drawing board," External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He probably had some pregame jitters, which is natural,” “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you have them in trouble, they usually settle in pretty good” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you get them in trouble, then they usually settle in pretty good,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He probably had some pregame jitters, which is natural,” “Usually the good pitchers, if you don’t get them early like that when you have them in trouble, they usually settle in pretty good” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I thought Taylor was going to faint, actually,” “The way that he was looking, that look on his face when he sat down. He wasn’t breathing. I think he was anticipating I was going to tell him he was cut” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Now, more than anytime, baseball feels like America’s game,” “And it wasn’t there for a long time” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t know if I’m going to have the same nerves or not, being on the field, without the fans,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not healed yet. But we’re on the way,” “We’ve just got to find a way to stay safe during this because we can’t afford another stoppage” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They both missed a lot of time,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’re very important, especially when you’re losing some starting pitching that you just replaced,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Nobody knew what to expect, but the cause was great,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m proud of the young people. They’ve stuck together,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Our offense is dynamite. We can strike quickly,” “We have some depth. I like the fact that our young players are hungry” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually coming out of spring training, I like to get guys 30 or 40 at-bats, and a lot of our guys are right around 20 or 25,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You either spend time getting ready or you try to tell yourself that you are ready,” “These guys can hit. They can really hit. We’re not going to do anything but get better and better and better as we get more reps. And hopefully, we win ballgames in the meantime while getting better” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker recalled : “He was dressed in black. I had a suit on,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They didn’t call me Black. You know what they called me,” “They were going to burn a cross on my dad’s front lawn. My dad said, ‘Come on,’ and he slept in his rocking chair for two weeks” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Every man has a different story,” “You can demonstrate however you want, but I know where my heart and my mind is” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was a protester back in the ’60s, and so were my parents,” “I probably would have been out there with peaceful protests this time, except (for) being a potential high-risk coronavirus person, I wasn’t. My sentiments were there big-time” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I don’t usually respond to what other people do. They can do whatever they want to do,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Part of my job is to make it easier on those that are coming after me,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I got a whole bunch of stories,” “I’ve had to suppress and squash a lot of these my feelings of the past because I was walking around angry. I’ve changed my mind and in my heart on certain things” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about José Altube ) : “Altuve is good to go. I thought he’d be sore today he was a little sore but he comes to play,” “He’s swinging the bat good. Ended the (summer) 3-for-3, so he feels ready” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker mentioned : “We’re hopeful he’ll be prepared on Friday,” “We’ll review him tomorrow and see wherever he is in the morning. Usually the day just after that, you’re quite sore” External link

haveeru Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He should have slid, number one,” “Somebody should have directed him to slide, too, but we addressed the situation. This is training camp and after you play a bit, these things are second nature” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He could fit a lot of roles: a spot starter role, a long relief role, a short relief role,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about ALEX BREGMAN ) : “I was just experimenting, trying to see if I could get Bregman up in the first inning,” “Those three righthanders up there don’t have a bunch of trouble against righthanded pitching. You try to go every other guy (alternating handedness), but if a guy can hit, he can hit. That’s just kind of what I came up with” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in some powerful lineups,” “You try to mix and match guys, but here it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference. There’s so much quality here. Guys do have preferences, so that’s what I came up with” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The major difference was guys were yelling across the (aisle) versus going over and talking to them because you have to stay in your seat,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Overall, these guys have adapted and adjusted pretty good,” “I’ve heard some complaining, but it’s been very little. This is different, this is inconvenient, but it beats the alternative of us not playing at all. They’ve been pretty good” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You’ve got to be careful what you say because voices carry. You can hear everything,” “You’ll probably hear some stuff over the TV that you wouldn’t ordinarily hear. My mom would just tell me she read my lips. Now she might hear my voice” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be different,” “But you’ve still got to play to win. You play to win, and you play for the spirit that was in that stadium and is still there” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Right now, we’re in a practice situation, you don’t know how guys are going to react during the season when it counts,” “That’s one thing I’m a little apprehensive about with the three-batter minimum rule. I think that’s going to put a lot of people in a very volatile situation, not only us but a whole bunch of teams” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 20, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker added : “it’ll probably go down to the wire” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 20, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This guy can play, and he loves to play,” “He works hard, but he enjoys playing. And it’s a pleasure to watch him play. You can tell the joy that he has in playing” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I try to live in the present and learn from the past but also be aware of the future at the same time,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Half the players I’ve never seen play, especially some of the young players,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Usually a week before the season, guys are in baseball shape,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “To say it’s not gonna be challenging, I’d be telling a lie. Because it’s definitely gonna be challenging,” “I’m gonna have to do my best job of managing so far and even hope for a little luck, pull a few rabbits out of the hat, and get some surprises” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It depends on who’s on the mound, who’s facing us and what we need,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “There’s a spot open for Tucker without Alvarez,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I see more smiles. Actually I see more joy," "Four months ago, that was a tough time. A lot has happened. We’re at a different time and space than we were four months ago" External link

ohio Friday, July 17, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He ran, I don’t know for how long, seemed like an hour or so,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 17, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s welcome to come back,” External link

usaToday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s what the great guys do. They try to find a way to maintain. You look at guys like Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Tom Brady in football. You find a way (to) re-create yourself but not make wholesale changes. At this pace, I see him pitching well into his 40′s. He is throwing the ball great, mechanics look good, he’s fluid and is in a great frame of mind and his body is much younger than his age,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Zack Greinke ) : “It hurt Greinke the other day when we couldn’t work out,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He got here late, and it was very encouraging to see him long-tossing today, because he can long-toss better than any guy that we have here,” “And to see him running, we don’t want to get him on the mound any sooner than when he’s ready, and I’m hoping within the next couple of days that he’ll have a bullpen session first and then throw to hitters after that” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Gerrit Cole ) : “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” “Losing Gerrit Cole, hopefully he can step in and give us some quality starts, because before he got hurt the guy was one of the best around” External link

click2houston Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It depends on where you take the tests or what kind of tests you take,” “They could find out within hours. It could be this evening, or it could be tomorrow, hopefully, at the latest” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re doing what we can do, and we’re doing it with the people we can do it with the people that are available,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If I’m unsettled, there’s a good chance everyone is going to be unsettled,” “My job is to remain calm and to find a temporary solution and hopefully a permanent solution” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 13, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Well, I mean it makes you feel good, you’re not really confident yet that it might not happen here or whatever happens in the future,” “You don’t know, but so far, so good. There are still some players that feel uncomfortable in this situation, and they should, for various reasons” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He had good command, especially for a guy that hasn’t been out there much,” “He’s a worker. He may not say so. He doesn’t say much. But he’s a worker. After he came out, he even went and threw some more against a wall. He knows what he has to do to be able to get ready” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Forever, since they were little kids, they’ve been close in the dugout,” “That’s something we’re going to have to be very aware of” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “they didn’t want those guys to break real hard and fast to try to run down a ball yet and then end up pulling a muscle or something” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, July 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about ALEX BREGMAN ) : "He's probably frustrated because I know how hard Alex works and how dedicated he is to getting off to a good start," "There's nothing that we can do about it" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Forrest, that’s the best I’ve seen him,” “He told me he’s been working. I was very impressed with him” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Probably every organization feels that at this point,” “This is a work in progress. We realize that, too. Is it frustrating? Yes. Does it help to complain? Probably no. And I’m hoping that we get this straight before this rears its ugly head during the season and a guy can’t play. We still have a couple weeks to get this straight, and I’m hoping that’s sooner rather than later. Because the guys are getting used to taking their temperature in the morning. That’s the first thing you do. You don’t even brush your teeth you get up and take your temperature” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in the bullpen, and guys are still licking their fingers or spitting,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It just depends on how much they were working out and how close they were to game shape. We’ll see when they get here,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “That’s a nice set-up over there. It’s real nice,” “I was trying to get to the gym to see (Hakeem) Olajuwon and Clyde the Glide (Drexler) -- all those guys. I’m a basketball man. That’s my first time on that campus. It’s a larger school than I had imagined” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, July 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He took some of the best batting practice the last few days that I’ve ever seen,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They have to realize that, ‘Hey man, we’re all in this together, and if we’re going to have a season, have a life ... if we’re going to make it to the fall and through the fall and into the winter, we’re going to have to adhere to whatever rules are out there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “condition that’s preventing him from reporting to the field or participating in practice,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s another guy that we can’t say anything about other than he has a condition that’s preventing him from reporting to the field,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I admire Freddie Freeman and his group for coming out and saying what the problem is,” “Hopefully this can get through to the other people, other young people. I wish Freddie and everyone else who has it, the young guys, that they get healthy and well and help have a positive effect on the world” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re still counting on them. We got time,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like they never missed a beat,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Generally speaking, a pitcher should be ahead if they’ve been throwing and working,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re kind of on the honor system, so to speak,” “The guys realize what’s at stake. We’ll see when we get there. I can tell pretty quickly who’s been working and who hasn’t. I’m hoping everyone has been working. The pitchers have been throwing a lot” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “This is probably a blessing in disguise for Verlander. He wouldn’t have been ready (for opening day on March 26). Imagine losing him and not having him for two or three months,” “I was trying to figure out how I was going to make this whole thing work. This is a blessing in disguise to have him he says he’s healthy, he’s pain-free. As far as his endurance, we don’t know yet” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It all depends on how hard the guys have been working,” “I urged them to continue to work” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm not really sure until we get there," "This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there" External link

arkansasonline Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Our trainers are the best, and they’re on top of everything,” “I’m sure the guys are responsible enough to not want to take it to their families” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This is new for us all,” “This is a tightknit group that we have here. But we’re going to have to do what we have to do to stay healthy. I’m sure that somebody along the line might get sick, and hopefully it’s nobody on our team. We’re going to do everything we can to keep it clean, keep it healthy and follow the protocols” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not really sure until we get there,” “This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not really sure until we get there,” “This is all uncharted waters. None of us have been through this before in spring training, the emotions that were out there” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The main thing is these guys are together,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m a bit nervous, but I should be nervous, because this is like spring training number two, but I’ve seen the reports in Houston of how (COVID-19) has gone up,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m going to have to really be careful” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve got about 100 different masks. I’ve got some gloves. I’ve got sunglasses,” “I read all the reports on what to do and how to stay good. In my mind and in my heart, I’m in good shape and I’m ready to go” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be impossible not to take a risk, but a calculated risk,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I just hope we come to a conclusion that benefits everybody,” “Because if not, we all lose” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “But that doesn’t say to go out and be foolish and test it,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s going to be impossible not to take a risk, but a calculated risk,” “Safety is number one. Not only for yourself, but I worry about other people as much as I worry about myself” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When I look at things around the world and around the country, we are truly blessed big time,” “That’s why I’m not worried about anything happening to me” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was thinking, shoot, what if I wasn’t here to spend this much time with my family, my son, my grandson and my daughter?” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I just hope we come to a conclusion that benefits everybody,” “Because if not, we all lose” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "And in most instances in life, you get kind of reprimanded when you have premeditated anything. I'm just hoping that the league puts a stop to this before somebody gets hurt" External link

usaToday Friday, May 8, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “This team is so talented that you’d have to give them the nod in any situation,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "It's frustrating because we've talked about it forever ... but it seems like the numbers are dwindling instead of increasing," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance," "All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He was a man that made it possible for me to not only play but manage and gave us all a great sense of pride about being a black American," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance,” “All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully in this decade and the next decade there will be more guys that get a chance,” “All they need is a chance. A lot of guys have been bypassed and overlooked” External link

click2houston Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I went from Sacramento to the South in 1967 and that was an awakening, because I had never been a part of segregation," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Would you rather have it in your face or would you rather have it in your back?” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “When the grapes are ready to put in the bottle, when the juice is ready to go in the bottle, you have to go do it,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “All of these proposals are possibilities in kind of a ‘what if’ situation, but everything is going to depend on the coronavirus,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m anxious and I’m raring to go, but I’m not worried because worrying does no good,” “You’re worrying about something that’s really out of all of our control. I’m more prayerful than I am worried. I’m praying that everybody solves this problem and, hopefully before summer’s end, we can get back to normal” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been in the situation they’re in now,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A shortened season goes to who stays in the most shape and who is the most talented. Physical and mental strength doesn’t come into play the same way if you played a whole season,” “This team is so talented that you’d have to give them the nod on any situation, but it just depends on what kind of shape we (stay) in” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “As close as we were, he would never ever let us know,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Ralph Abernathy ) : “Me and Ralph were scared to death,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t want to go play in the South,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “He’s the most instrumental influence in my life, outside of my father,” “I remember Hank promising my mom that if I signed with the Braves, he would take care of me (as) if I was his son. He promised my mom he would make me go to church, make me go to bed on time, and always look out after me” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “People always thought that Hank was mad, and this and that,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “When Hank left, we were all lost,” ”They got rid of all of us” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “On every team, there were players that took care of rookies if they thought you could play,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I remember this cat was like Mighty Mouse,” “He was 161 pounds and could hit that ball out of the Astrodome like a big man. He was a player” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s trying to make some adjustments,” “Now is the time to make adjustments, and when you make adjustments and have success, it’s easier to keep making adjustments. He’s been looking pretty good the last week or so” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think we started out as a group working out,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been through this before,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m hoping that the guys will continue to work out and stay in shape and not lose the conditioning and shape they’re in now,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “These are some of the things I can call upon that baseball will be back,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re simply here to help monitor and do what the players want to do,” “They’re not required to come in, but if they want to come in, we’re here and available for them” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been through this before. It’s not a very pleasant situation,” External link

click2houston Friday, March 13, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "But this is on a national scale, not just a team scale. We’ll do whatever it takes to try to secure the health of our players and their families. “The tone appeared good (in our team meeting), but under the circumstances, some of us have never been through this before," External link

click2houston Friday, March 13, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “There are setbacks like Verlander had (that) create opportunities for other guys,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We look at it as we dodged a bullet and now it’s time to get him ready and get whoever is going to take his place ready,” “This is why you try to have as many starters as you can in case something does happen” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re going to go with the best 13 that we can go with,” “We’re looking forward to getting (Verlander) back healthy. He’ll be stronger because of this into September and October. He won’t have as many innings on him. We’re just going to try to turn a negative into a positive. Nobody is going to feel sorry for you, so you don’t feel sorry for yourself” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We look at it as we dodged a bullet and now it’s time to get him ready and get whoever is going to take his place ready,” “This is why you try to have as many starters as you can in case something does happen” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re going to go with the best 13 that we can go with,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 9, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re hoping he’s ready (for opening day), but if he’s not ready, we’ll have to go in another direction until he gets ready,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Justin Verlander ) : “But you know Verlander can dial it up when he gets ready,” “I didn’t see anything. I was quite surprised when (pitching coach Brent Strom) came over and told me he had to come out of the game” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We got to take care of the big horse,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I know everybody wants to be concerned, but being concerned doesn’t do any good,” “We’ll just have to wait until the (test) results come back. It’s hard to worry about something that you don’t have control over or that you don’t know” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s got a great swing,” “He seems to keep the bat on the ball for a long period of time. He just throws it out of the park. He really knows how to hit, using the whole field” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Sometimes you’ve got to jump on somebody’s back,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been to Cuba. I’ve been to those games and I’ve seen the pressure over there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like what I’ve seen from him over there,” “He’s an athlete. Can hit anywhere you put him in the order and play good defense probably anywhere you put him in the infield. Rate him however you want to rate him, but the guy’s just a really good all-around ballplayer” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Everyone out there threw the ball well,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was swinging well in (batting practice),” “That was the best I’d seen him since I’ve been here, so it was good to see him have a good day” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, March 6, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I know it’s a little hard because people want autographs,” “But, you’ve got to understand, (germs) could be on a pen, could be on a hand” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They say I invented the high five, but it’s more sanitary to do the fist bump,” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If it's not broke, don't fix it,” “It's good the way it is. I told Springer the other day he reminds me of past lead-off hitters Bobby Bonds, Felipe Alou, Tommy Agee. These guys were hitters and sluggers at the same time. He can either get on base or it's 1-0 our favor. This guy, he's one of the best” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Steve Garvey ) : “I remember one year, Steve Garvey, I think he had two hits the whole spring,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re trying to get that soreness to subside so we’re going to try to take it easy on him for at least three days,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He has to wait his turn, kind of,” “We have to get some other guys stretched out. But, that’s the best he’s looked and if he keeps improving, we’ll get him stretched out some more” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was trying to stretch it out, wanted to throw another 5 or 6 pitches. He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

click2houston Monday, March 2, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 2, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

click2houston Monday, March 2, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

seattlepi Monday, March 2, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Gerrit Cole ) : “We need some quality wins and quality starts and innings,” “That’s big time. We’re trying to find a way to replace Gerrit Cole and the innings that he gave us and victories. (It) can take some pressure off our bullpen. It’s a long year. He’s very vital. He knows it, and we know it” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, March 2, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He was smooth with his delivery,” External link

usaToday Monday, March 2, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “With an off day so early in the spring, it only takes a couple days to lose whatever progress you’ve made this early in the year,” “So, we want all out big boys to get some at-bats (on Sunday) then, on Tuesday, the big boys get some more at-bats, that way to piggyback the off days” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Hopefully one time through, maybe it will be over,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I was booed in (Los Angeles) every day my first year there,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That’s why I don’t read on a daily basis,” “I don’t read stuff good or bad. Why should anyone control my self-esteem? And that’s what it does when you read stuff about yourself. You’re either the greatest or the worst very rarely are you in the middle” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “They’re handling it pretty good externally,” “I don’t know what it’s like internally. Nobody likes to be booed” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker explained : “When he first came up, he would call a timeout and back up off the mound until he got his act back together,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Raring to go ain’t his problem,” “If anything, we’re going to have to calm him down. He’ll probably be begging or lobbying to try to go more than one” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve seen both. Some guys work better with certain guys and sometimes I’ll ask the pitcher without letting the catcher know ‘How, do you like this guy or that guy,’” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “A lot of it depends on Yordan,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

click2houston Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He said he's doing good, so we'll just have to keep an eye on him and analyze him,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

suntimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don’t tell ‘em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something’s coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

suntimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

foxnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes it easier for me to say: 'Hey, man, do you want to come,' " External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "No, I don't tell 'em anything. There might not be any noise," "Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It's hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you'll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: ‘Hey, man, do you want to come,’” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

wftv Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

wftv Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “That made it easier for them to show up here, and it makes easier for me to say: `Hey, man, do you want to come,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “No, I don't tell ’em anything. There might not be any noise,” “Everybody keeps anticipating noise, and there might not be noise. It’s hard to warn somebody that something's coming and it never comes because you’ll be looking out for it instead of playing the game. If it comes, you deal with it. If not, you go ahead and live your life” External link

click2houston Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I can honestly say I’ve never asked myself that,” “I try to never be judgmental. Nobody knows exactly what’s going on in someone else’s soul” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 24, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Greg Maddux ) : “He can pitch. He can really pitch,” “He can get all his pitches over at any time. He reminds me of the modern-day Greg Maddux. He doesn’t have high velocity, but he has high control and savvy of how he wants to pitch and what he wants to do” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 24, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I wanted to wait a couple days (to play the stars), then I didn’t want them to wait too many days,” “Everybody has to make a long road trip I think we have three this spring so they chose that one” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I can honestly say I’ve never asked myself that,” “I try to never be judgmental. Nobody knows exactly what’s going on in someone else’s soul” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “You can’t control what comes from the stands, you can just control your emotions and what you feel,” “I’m not worried about anything” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Rain don’t bother me. I’m a duck hunter,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been there. All my life,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like my room smelling sweet,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Muddy Waters ) : “Depending on whatever mood I’m going to be in,” “Yesterday, I’m listening to Muddy Waters. Today, I was listening to the (Rolling) Stones” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Satchel Paige ) : “I was on a team with Satchel Paige,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I didn’t know how it was going to go, really, to tell you the truth,” “And I’m happy to be back. I mean, this is - I was happy where I was, watching my son and sitting behind a desk. But this is where I was happiest” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “Possibly I helped in some small way, with race relations, to show people about my side,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I try not to worry about things because it doesn't do any good," "You can anticipate this or that, but you don't really know until you get there. So I'm not really worried about the reception" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "He could be pitching at a high school game and he'll be fired up," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

dcourier Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

click2houston Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

japantoday Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m sure he’ll probably be the same old Scherz,” “He could be pitching at a high school game and he’ll be fired up” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I left my heart over there when I left,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’ve been around the game a long time. most of them either knew me before I got here, or their dads knew me, or I played against some of their fathers or whatever. I come with a certain amount of reputation,” External link

krqe Friday, February 21, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It's not easy to replace his quality of work, or his innings pitched,” “So, we're looking for somebody to replace him or somebodies as a group” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I've talked to him extensively about mind control and controlling your emotions but also being competitive at the same time,” “Because you just can't get too high or too low as a starter because you'll burn out as far as energy is concerned. So, I know he wants it and we're going to give them opportunity to get it” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “The younger players, I’m telling you, they start out generally hotter and sooner because it seems to take them less time to get ready, to get loose,” “Plus, early in the spring, it lends itself to a fastball hitter because that’s the only pitch they can really get over. If a pitcher gets his breaking ball over then he’s almost unhittable because no one is prepared to hit that” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If his knees are barking and he can’t hit, he’s not doing us or himself any good,” “I’d like to see him play some outfield, if nothing else to give him some weapons other than DH-ing and to give some other guys some time off to DH” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like lefties. But a lefty that can’t get lefties out, he might as well be a righty,” “That’s the key. You have to get a lefty that’s going to get people out. I’m sure if they had a couple lefties who they thought could get lefties out better than the righties, they’d have went with them. I’ve got my eyes open for possibly a couple lefties” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “If his knees are barking and he can’t hit, he’s not doing us or himself any good,” “I’d like to see him play some outfield, if nothing else to give him some weapons other than DH-ing and to give some other guys some time off to DH” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I like lefties. But a lefty that can’t get lefties out, he might as well be a righty,” “That’s the key. You have to get a lefty that’s going to get people out. I’m sure if they had a couple lefties who they thought could get lefties out better than the righties, they’d have went with them. I’ve got my eyes open for possibly a couple lefties” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He loves his pitchers, he loves what he’s doing and they respond to him,” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker asked ( about Nick Markakis ) : “I didn’t think Markakis talked too much,” “He doesn’t. OK, maybe he had his Wheaties” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I hear about it but I don’t read it. I don’t care,” “They can say what they want to say. You can’t control people’s mouths. Most of these guys, other than a couple guys, I don’t think they volunteered information. They were asked. If they’re asked, they all have their right to state their opinion. If they’re not asked, they still have that right. It doesn’t matter. They can say what they want” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I think the challenge is especially for (the) lefty because he may go to the wayside,” “That was a big job for some of these guys. We’ll see how it works” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker asked ( about Nick Markakis ) : “I didn’t think Markakis talked too much,” “He doesn’t. OK, maybe he had his Wheaties” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I hear about it but I don’t read it. I don’t care,” “They can say what they want to say. You can’t control people’s mouths. Most of these guys, other than a couple guys, I don’t think they volunteered information. They were asked. If they’re asked, they all have their right to state their opinion. If they’re not asked, they still have that right. It doesn’t matter. They can say what they want” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

mlive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I believe in rest and I believe in telling guys when they have rest days,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 17, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Hank Aaron ) : “There are 12 days out there you maybe shouldn’t be out there,” “You’ve got to mix in some other guys to be out there, too. (Aaron) taught me that two days off a month was mentally or physically was 150 games and that’s plenty” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, February 17, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "You realize it's going to take a while to move on. You don't just move on, just 'cause you say, 'Move on.' We do realize that sometimes the guys have something to say. Sometimes you guys have a job to do," External link

kiro7 Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said ( about Carlos Correa ) : "Carlos is a grown man and you have to answer for what you say. He believed in what he said and he said what he said," "So I didn't have any problem with it and I certainly don't waste my thoughts on it" External link

kiro7 Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "You realize it's going to take a while to move on. You don't just move on, just 'cause you say, 'Move on.' We do realize that sometimes the guys have something to say. Sometimes you guys have a job to do," External link

seattlepi Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

dcourier Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

irishsun Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I thought we said that, ‘Hey, we didn’t want to talk about it anymore,’” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s in the past now,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," "In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything" External link

CBC Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

wftv Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

wftv Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : "I was pulling for him. I am so happy for him. He's a quiet, gentle giant that's a warrior, all in one," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

kiro7 Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

click2houston Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker told : "I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I'm hearing about," External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s not good for the game, it’s not good for kids to see it, so I think both,” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” “In most instances in life you get kind of reprimanded for when you have premeditated anything” External link

washtimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to the seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We don’t start nothing. This is the slogan of my teams: we don’t start anything,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “He’s working out and is contact with our training staff and (pitching coach) Brent Strom,” “We’re not worried about him. This guy is a guy who works and so when he comes to camp we expect him to fall back in place with everybody else” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It was like semi what I experienced in the steroid era. This is the frenzy it kind of caused,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “I’m not worried about it,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “It’s in the past now,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We’re not worried about him,” “This guy, he works. When he comes to camp, we expect him to fall in place with everyone else” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We always talk about forgiveness, but nobody wants to forgive,” “The only way to achieve forgiveness is to apologize for what you’ve done wrong, and we’ve apologized for what we’ve done wrong” External link

readingeagle Friday, February 14, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Dusty Baker said : “We always talk about forgiveness, but nobody wants to forgive,” “The only way to achieve forgiveness is to apologize for what you’ve done wrong, and we’ve apologized for what we’ve done wrong” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, February 14, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT



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Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

foxnews Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He’s been a resource for me, he’s been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don’t necessarily enjoy managing against him because he’s had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don’t know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

click2houston Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Bob Melvin said ( about Dusty Baker ) : “He's been a resource for me, he's been a father figure for me in this game as far as managing,” “I always look forward to seeing him. I don't necessarily enjoy managing against him because he's had such great success — what 2,000 wins and I don't know how many manager of the years — Dusty is one of the great ones and respected by everybody in the game” External link

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