BAKER HAD FALLING OUT WITH OWNERSHIP sfgate 10-5-12
It was Baker's final home game as Giants manager. He bolted after the season, in part because of a falling out with ownership, but he never turned his back on the community. And vice versa.
No doubt Bruce Bochy was the ideal manager/foil the Giants went after when Baker resigned after his falling out with the Giants. A little more to the story, is that Baker , like trainer Stan conte and others, grew tired of Bonds effectively 'running'the team as much as him, the manager. Everything was centered around bonds, despite the fact perhaps half the team or more didn't get along with him very well. Bochy is a guy who puts
up with anything -including three decades managing PED players, including his early years in San Diego with Caminiti and others
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