Whether there was purpose behind it or not, Dusty Baker shared a pretty interesting anecdote during his introductory news conference Thursday. Asked about Bryce Harper, the newly named Nationals manager offered up a story about his own days as a brash, young big-leaguer and an important lesson he learned.
"I wasn't as good a player as Bryce Harper," Baker said. "But I came in the league, and my first year I hit third in the league. And I hit behind Hank Aaron. And I thought that I was the cat's meow at that time. And I got kind of jacked a couple times by the older guys. One time, I had somebody's hand around my throat, because I was kind of a little cocky, too. But you learn. And this game, sooner or later, will humble you no matter how good you think you are."
Hmm, remind you of any particular recent incident that took place in the Nationals dugout?
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