Dusty Baker

Matt Cain earned his 100th win as a Giant on Sunday against the Washington Nationals. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain wins 100th as Giant, bullpen shuts down Nats

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants believe they’ve turned the corner…

 

The Nationals dealt for a new closer on Saturday, when Santiago Casilla — no stranger to the hot seat — clinched a save for the Giants. (Tony Avelar/AP)

October looms larger for Giants, Nationals

AT&T PARK — As Dusty Baker sat in the visiting dugout of the…

 

AT&T Park is one of three MLB baseball stadiums — along with the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles — that will prohibit the use of all tobacco products by way of local laws this season. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

MLB reminder: No dipping at AT&T Park

Dusty Baker was a big dipper. He’s cut back his chaw over…

 

Dusty Baker poses for a picture on the field after a news conference to present him as the new manager of the Washington Nationals baseball team, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Johnnie B. Good? Dusty’s last chance

About now, I’d have pictured Dusty Baker over on Pier 7 with…

Dusty Baker poses for a picture on the field after a news conference to present him as the new manager of the Washington Nationals baseball team, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Dusty Baker smiles as he wears his new jersey and hat during a news conference to present Baker as the new manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Dusty’s last challenge: volatile Nationals

The Washington Nationals introduced new manager Dusty Baker to the media Thursday,…

Dusty Baker smiles as he wears his new jersey and hat during a news conference to present Baker as the new manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker has been tapped as the next manager of the Washington Nationals. (Brett Davis/AP)

Dusty chosen to mend Nationals

WASHINGTON — Dusty Baker managed Barry Bonds amid the scandal of baseball’s…

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker has been tapped as the next manager of the Washington Nationals. (Brett Davis/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (Young Kwak/AP)

Playoff longshot Stanford needs wins — and help

Stanford is about a seven-lateral touchdown away from the four-member college football…

Stanford head coach David Shaw watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (Young Kwak/AP)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA smiling Barry Bonds takes a selfie next to his stone-faced plaque during the slugger's induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.

At last, Bonds gets call from a Hall

Five athletes were admitted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA smiling Barry Bonds takes a selfie next to his stone-faced plaque during the slugger's induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
Eric Risberg/APDusty Baker stands in his vineyard while talking about his future at his home in Granite Bay. While his former players and fellow managers are busy preparing for opening day

With a season on-deck, Dusty Baker’s garden grows

Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the…

Eric Risberg/APDusty Baker stands in his vineyard while talking about his future at his home in Granite Bay. While his former players and fellow managers are busy preparing for opening day