The Stupidest Things Dusty Baker Said At The Winter Meetings Today, Ranked
The Washington Nationals have to be a little concerned with Dusty Baker's quotes today at the Winter Meetings today: not so much because he thinks this way, but more because he had the poor judgement to say these things out loud.
Can a man with this degree of poor judgement be trusted with a top-notch pitching staff?
With reports of alleged domestic violence by Reds closer Aroldis Chapman only hours old at this point, of course Baker was going to get some questions about that. Baker coached Chapman from 2010 to 2013 with the Reds.
And Baker handled them with the deft touch of Archie Bunker or Donald Trump. Plus, there was a sad, senile-like answer to another question. We ranked 'em.
1. "Sometimes abusers don't always have pants on."
Q: Dusty, do you think that it's a good thing that baseball has a domestic violence policy?
Dusty Baker: Yes. I think it's a great thing. I mean, I got a buddy at home that's being abused by his wife. So I think this policy needs to go further than the player. I think the policy should go to whoever's involved. Sometimes abusers don't always have pants on.
2. I'm not being racist, but ...
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) December 8, 2015
3. On Aroldis Chapman domestic abuse reports.
Q: Are you surprised that this popped up?
Dusty Baker: I heard it from my son. I mean, who's to say that the allegations are true, number one? And who's to say what you would have done or what caused the problem?
Dusty also said that he "doesn't believe in reports", which must make the Nationals' front office feel all warm and fuzzy when it comes to Baker evaluating talent and making call-up decisions.
You may be in for a long, interesting ride, Nats' fans.
Trump-Baker 2016? https://t.co/oz2tVVXvIi
— Dylan Stableford (@stableford) December 8, 2015
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