The Reds and Dusty Baker have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. They're making the formal announcement Monday afternoon at 3 during a press conference at Great American Ball Park.
"In Dusty's five seasons here he's taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in the news release announcing the agreement. "He's the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future."
Pete Rose was asked what his theory of hitting - if he had Ted Kluszewski's job as batting instructor for the Reds - what his approach to hitting would he teach to a young Pete Rose.
Sunday, October 21, 2012: 8 PM
The World Series is near, so Lee Hay has assembled a 2-hour baseball extravaganza saluting one of the greatest Reds ever, first baseman Ted Kluszewski. He was a bigger than life athlete and during this program, listeners will hear from his wife, Eleanor; clubhouse legend Bernie Stowe and his wife, Priscilla; Ken Griffey; Steve Wolter from Sports Investments; Big Klu in the Reds Hall of Fame and more. Also learn about this year’s Reds Fest, and the Baseball on the West Side exhibition at the Price Hill Historical Society.
Not even now, when the disappointment in Reds Country is deep and profound; when the high hopes have blown away with the autumn leaves; when the over-sized World Series tickets thousands of Reds fan have stashed away at home are nothing but bittersweet souvenirs of a season that ended too soon.
After winning the first two games of the National League Division Series in San Francisco, the Reds have now dropped two games at Great American Ball Park, leaving their postseason hanging on Game 5 Thursday afternoon.
The Giants scored 8 runs on 11 hits, three of them home runs. Despite getting 9 hits, the Reds could only muster 3 runs. Mike Leake was the losing pitcher; Tim Lincecum picked up the win in relief for San Francisco.
Mat Latos will start for the Reds in Game 5. Matt Cain takes the mound for the Giants.