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VIDEO: Dusty Baker goes 1-on-1

Nov 5, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT

After holding a press conference at the podium alongside GM Mike Rizzo at Nats Park, new Nationals manager Dusty Baker sat down with Mark for an extensive 1-on-1 interview.

They covered a variety of subjects including his love for the city of Washington, his excitement to take over the Nats and what it will be like to coach Bryce Harper.┬áBaker also addressed his age, the team’s high expectations and what the Nationals need to do to get back on track.

Check it out:

  1. veejh - Nov 5, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    He doesn’t want to win 1 WS, he wants to win 2. I like the sound of that. Someone had posted that if ends up winning a WS for us that he’d probably just give up, it doesn’t sound like that to me. I understand that he can say whatever he wants, but he seems quite genuine.

  2. kirbs3256 - Nov 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    I have spent a few days just brewing over this hire and ignoring baseball news. I come back to a couple great bench hires. And some amazing quotes from Dusty.

    I love when Mark asks “How comfortable are you under pressure”? and you hear a little release of air from Dusty, like “Come on man, i live for pressure”. AND DUSTY HAS A 16 YEAR OLD SON?!?! HOLY CRAP.

    I certainly can’t wait for the QO tomorrow and the lead up to winter meetings.

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - Nov 5, 2015 at 9:37 PM

      “Pressure? I’m the one who applied the pressure.”

  3. kirbs3256 - Nov 5, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    BTW, does anyone have a link to the full press conference? I can only find clips.

    • kirbs3256 - Nov 5, 2015 at 7:36 PM

      Literally one minutes ago on youtube:

  4. mauimo22 - Nov 5, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    What a class act Dusty is! Hope he can right this ship.
    Welcome and best of luck Dusty Baker.
    Mark, nice job with the interview too ­čśë

  5. NatsNut - Nov 5, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Looks like Dusty is going to be a quote machine and I’m cracking up over the media’s barely contained glee. And it’s only Day 1.

    • natsfan1a - Nov 6, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      They’re loving it!

  6. Joe Seamhead - Nov 5, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    I really enjoyed the interview, Mark. Thank you.

  7. natsfan1a - Nov 6, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Nice get. Thanks, Mark.





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