“Got Some Unfinished Business”: Dusty Baker Ready to Lead Houston Astros Again in MLB 2022 Season

Published 11/03/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Oct 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker (12) in the dugout prior to game four of the 2021 World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


Houston Astros saw their World Series dreams end last night, as the Atlanta Braves clinched the Fall Series title. Undeniably, it was a heartbreaking moment for the team, the fans, and especially their manager, Dusty Baker.

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Houston Astros had a stellar run in 2021, thanks to the guidance of their veteran manager, Dusty. However, while they might have lost the 2021 title, Baker is already looking forward to 2022.

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Dusty Baker talks about 2022 plans

Dusty Baker joined the Astros in their bleak times during the 2022 season. When he joined the team, he had one goal- to bring back their lost reputation after the 2017 cheating scandal. Remarkably, Baker was somewhat successful, as he guided the Astros into the World Series, clinching the American League Division Series title.

However, they fell short of two games to win the 2021 Fall Series title.

After the loss, Baker reacted, saying, “It’s tough but you know something you gotta keep on trucking that gives you even more incentive next year. It’s tough to take it now but, this too shall pass. It really hurts but it’s over.”

Sep 22, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. (12) wears a face mask and gloves during a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Further talking about his future with the Astros and his team’s performance, Dusty said, “Yeah, cause still got some unfinished business. And I love these guys over here. I love the town Houston, the fans are behind us. And these guys they have their all, they played through adversity, a lot of stuff this whole year. We just ran out of gas pitching-wise. We got outplayed tonight. What can you do? Except go home, take a shower, figure out how you’re going to come back and win it next year.”

Interestingly, Dusty Baker’s contract with the Houston Astros has already expired.

Will the Houston Astros re-sign with Baker?

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72-year-old Dusty Baker is one of the most respected and well-known names in baseball history. Despite his age, Baker’s accuracy is insane. He is the only manager in history to clinch the division with five different teams. It’s the team spirit and maddening baseball experience that he brings with him, leading teams to victories.

Oct 22, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. (12) celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox to advance to the World Series after game six of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros did fall short of the World Series title, but on a whole, they had a remarkable season.

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The questions on Baker’s future shall be soon answered by Astros’ owner, Jim Crane. However, looking at the incredible numbers, they are likely to let Baker lead the Astros in 2022. What do you think?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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