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Paul Sullivan: Nationals' firing of Dusty Baker a cold move in a cold business

With a few days left in the regular season, Nationals manager Dusty Baker finally had his team back in time for the postseason.

Bryce Harper was back after missing seven weeks with a hyper-extended knee, Max Scherzer's neck issues were behind him and the rest of the walking wounded were off the disabled list.

"I'm just glad they're all back," Baker said. "Been a while."

Baker was feeling good about the Nationals chances to win it all, even as he had to get past the red-hot Cubs

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