8.24: 1-on-1 with Former Giants manager Dusty Baker
Reds manager Dusty Baker goes 1-on1 with Greg Papa to discuss their postseason run and Joey Votto's bid for a triple crown.
Surprise bestseller and we we hope that we it. And -- springs and we realize that we had some special thing about him special. And the thing that we really are more than anything was was to remain healthy last year more. That we could have been posted situation last year having -- lost many players. And they Alexander is no excuse -- going to lose them. Guys for an extended period. Some swings and all for a couple of months and -- for a couple months old is -- here. Scott Rolen for about a month with a concussion. That it's tough. You know keep players but. You know we've we've we hope we hope that you know we had a couple surprise especially young kids like Mike -- You know -- count on him surprise but every -- you inspector and one name who could be your surprise. You know contributor contributors -- credit to. You mentioned Joe we've I don't know how you've been around some great players and you're in your lifetime you play your -- -- a slalom and LA managed burying him manage Sammy. This guy and then when the Triple Crown has happened on the slings and so ducky Beckham 37 and ended well where do you rank him at all the players you if you played well management. Right now he's -- You know he's not there is only his thirteen game he's. He's -- have a whole lot of people -- this thing in his career and this guy is a tremendous focus and concentration and determination. Any studies and he pays attention pays attention. He's very matter -- no -- with a very. Warrior like attitude. What you know is he's he's -- warrior. And that's excellence has just. Speaking of being a warrior -- Brandon Phillips not a fan of the young man he's a tremendous player effervescent guy. Did you sit him down and talked to him after the events and in Saint Louis Indy and what do you think about his ritual. I know blew up and indeed driven in with a meeting with the idea that never going over in -- and the catchers that's something you would advise him he's the. Last night with buster rolling back that -- now we've got -- Fat Albert -- that play in this league -- does not yet a lot of a lot of things -- By not I was advised not to do it after he says he's open. This time diary that. What do you do that in the all time. But you know it kind of draw and especially after. We'll sit in the -- We talk you talk to his team and we talked individually. Still. And me. About it and never learn from. -- and then in modern times. You know how to video games that'll. Football world. That. You know everybody everybody. And in my entire -- about myself who dressed up so that can help me in his right and that that was it would it would subsided. Stop and just play a game. Some some timely because you sense this is said last time against offensive against the Padres you don't understand it. You know maybe it's my time this was what would happen. Move overseas and you do a little bit with the managers you and Tony you don't what you would Tony been friends -- revenue fund -- all get together -- years ago. But you guys have been combative the last several years decades when -- Utah's. Much faster and -- is that. This this close and didn't come that cut cut cut cut and fit and ready and we're talking -- needs to be in that combative -- Atmosphere. Both competitive people. You know wanna win. Political and his sometimes. Seems like two Warriors you know kind of relieved him wrong ways deserve respect off from access Malia is definitely respect him at all. Does it sometimes it's some time to run and we took the wrong way. Just trying to win. How I ask you about those two years back to back -- to a paltry because in the in the Bay Area obviously -- two -- all the Giants fan generate outs away. And then and and actually got out of Chicago when your Barden in there but that was in the in the championship series if there's one of those two years that when you're. Said and done it's you know twenty years from now you're sitting on the portion thinking of your career. Which one of those years is gonna not much more. Not probably do you have you and they are you closer you know I hear hear about some guys that come -- say no way -- -- -- ball. It was his name is Logan is gonna levels commending the rest because you've just got scalded that. The start for them and sometimes people think things are wrong way and how of them and any disrespect at all to the Angels. I was done until expect to rest and so nothing left if anyone in the -- -- that is probably close and let live here. And I live -- California and a you know. Something that -- has supposedly come something that we needed something that I need as well. -- that was the end. -- -- you and your run here -- great ten year run with the Giants in this very office last night Peter McGowan. Knocked on the door locked in -- I know he reached Archie in the in the winter months after you lost your dad who would have liked to -- Peter face to face us and. Well it was called calamity Heyman you know time after time coming onto me little things. Does he do and this is not worth it. And not that I think -- last night. Yes I was doing I was sort this week comes azinger does. I don't you guys lead on the outside at halftime -- -- Jeter effect indicate that the the and a yeah so you know you know was he was that the good things from people. He wasn't lobbying on behalf of the current ownership to bring you back here -- no effect -- yeah I haven't not -- I can't say that. Does that mean it couldn't happen now and again -- a good manager -- -- and it could happen that I had that veered right. And you know close to have to find to answer the hard hard to ever put your contract's up after the season you get -- free agent. Then again I -- to what you want you and this yes in my contract. Will expire in the spring the same way expired and in Chicago. And the same way expired when I was here excellent right now you know I'm not worried about that at all more than about that this -- -- -- and his constant focus on. And us winning this constant focus. I'm taking my team as far as we go out and -- in this happy as we can be on the data -- Henry handball jock and any ownership of already presented your proposal so there's there's some dialogue to bring you back as. How much longer you wanna do is now how much like I don't know -- I don't know people last I'm don't have enough. Conversation. Could be years ago wasn't that -- George Seifert. And I ask him that question. You know like. You know how long is how long he's just so we don't say is a short -- and I was some of the best advice. So you met along you like -- -- and those opportunities freedom managed. And as long as you clearly enjoy NFL I don't mind you know what. -- -- 07. When I was out and you know I enjoyed being at home my family members and -- always my son. You know meant to -- didn't miss going to ballpark any any missed but -- me put that pressure -- He says that I miss going to ballpark and you know you know him you know coming go to ballpark again and we went actually went to an -- game. Currently yes he did the twins and -- that I'm talking -- -- some of the guys on the team bus in the stands and Massa and then. You know -- the game. And you know you miss the thrill of competition that you'd miss you know that -- is a tough road that goes along what good. -- a rather taken me anytime that I do it on them. Well who knows maybe one day of managing and internally leading off for you can never happen though. China Warriors doesn't if you -- to an hour that's I really about your partner at all if I mean that's so that's a long time. He's a plus that's a long time so. You know. I met his that'd be on is if it being even better. So lights out teams keeps a lot of man I don't think you can see just that --