John Fay reports that Dusty Baker is coming back on Monday, when the Reds play the Cardinals in the season’s last series. He also reports that he’s feeling much better than he did before he went into the hospital, though he is noticeably thinner.
This is really only worth a one line post — go to Fay’s article for Baker’s comments — but because I hate having only one paragraph in a post, I’ll use this paragraph to link GQ’s oral history of “Cheers.” Which was a fine, fine show and thus makes for a fine, fine story, even if it wasn’t as good as “Night Court.”
Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.