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Dusty Baker remains hospitalized for fourth straight day

Sep 22, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

Dusty Baker Reuters

Despite repeated reports that Dusty Baker was set to return from an irregular heartbeat before now the Reds manager remains hospitalized in Chicago for a fourth straight day.

Fill-in manager Chris Speier was asked by reporters if the longer than expected stay for Baker suggested he was dealing with a more serious problem than initially believed, but downplayed that notion:

That’s speculation. Knowing Northwestern, they just wanted to be thorough. I think that in itself is the best answer, just to make sure.

Hopefully he’s right, although Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that Speier may not really be in position to know either way because he hasn’t actually spoken to Baker since Thursday.

  1. cranbery - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Keeping Dusty in my prayers…………

  2. metalhead65 - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    you know it’s nothing serious when he keeps putting stubbs in the lineup everyday and it is dusty that is making out the lineups. if not then they need to fire Spier for putting the strikeout machine in the lineup everyday.

  3. firemarshal1 - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Dusty Baker, get well soon. Your baseball family/fans miss you.

  4. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Dusty, get well soon. It’s killing your so-called “fans” that they can’t seem like schmucks for bashing you as they always have at a time like this.

  5. gamedate15 - Sep 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Get well soon and we miss you!

  6. recoveringcubsfan - Sep 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    I don’t like Baker as a manager and will always harbor resentment for what he did to me as a young Cubs fan, but that’s baseball and not life. I hope he gets well soon and has a long life with his family.

  7. Marty - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Let’s hope Dusty doesn’t take the ball from Russ, so to speak.

  8. onbucky96 - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    I hope Dusty is okay. This comment will remain joke free, congrads on the divison crrown.

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