I know the Game Thread is about to be posted, but take a second to read this. According to John Fay, after having all night to think about it, Dusty Baker exercised poor judgment in responding to Derek Lowe’s ramblingsÃ‚Â after last night’s game. Really, really, unprofessional stuff by Baker.
It really got ugly when a reporter asked Baker if it bothered him when a player says he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t respect you?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Man, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said. A lot of people donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t respect me. He donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t respect himself. The word was whatever he did and said probably there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark and he donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember what he said or what he did. OK.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When he said I shook my finger at him to say I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have nothing to do with it. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t to say I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have anything to do with it. It was to say: DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mess with me or my team. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what that means. He better learn sign language. OK.”