Chicago reacts to Nationals hiring Dusty Baker

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CHICAGO - JULY 10: Manager Dusty Baker of the Chicago Cubs relaxes in the dugout before the Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves in a game at Wrigley Field on July 10, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Braves defeated the Cubs 13-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dusty Baker is back in baseball.

The three-time NL manager of the year was hired by the Washington Nationals today to replace former manager Matt Williams.

Baker managed the Cubs from 2003-2006 and led Chicago to the brink of a World Series appearance in 2003 as the Cubs lost the NLCS in seven games.

He compiled a 322-326 record during his time in Chicago and is often criticized for the way he handled the Cubs’ pitching staff and for his contrarian views regarding on-base percentage.

Here’s how some in Chicago reacted to the Dusty Baker news:

Though not everybody was hating on the hire:

All stats via Baseball Reference.

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