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jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:35 AM
Decided to throw this together, a mish mash of pictures I think offer a good look back at the 2004 season.

Apologies to those folks on dialups...

Please feel free to add your own images from the 2004 season that you found meaningful.


First up.....THE CHASE FOR 500

Griffey's chase for the 500 home run benchmark dominated the early part of the season.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:37 AM
GRAVES SAVES

Danny Graves breaks the all time Reds career save record, and leads the NL in saves early in the year.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:38 AM
LARKIN RETURNS

Along with Griffey, Larkin experiences a golden summer, making the All-Star team and flirting with .300, sparking the Reds offense nightly from the two hole.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:40 AM
EARLY SEASON SUCCESS

Reds ascention to first place in the Central coincides with several sweeps of top shelf NL teams and a rare appearence on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:42 AM
WAGNER, WILSON DIVERGE

Paul Wilson makes himself the Reds pre-All Star break Ace, while Ryan Wagner, the shining spot on a dreary 2003 campaign, gets a rude "rookie" awakening before being shipped back down to Louisville.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:57 AM
THE GLARE

On a rainy spring night, Ken Griffey Junior sent a baseball far off into the night, cementing a Reds victory. Just moments after this picture was taken, briefly glared into the dugout at his former manager, Marlins current skipper Jack McKeon, which sets off a media firestorm.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 03:59 AM
CASEY AT THE BAT

Sean Casey returned in '04 with a vengence, smacking hit after hit, seen here, hitting a game winning home run over New York just before the All-Star Break

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:02 AM
JIMINEZ, FREEL TURN OUT PLEASANT SURPRISES

D'Angelo Jiminez and Ryan Freel both turn out above average seasons, surpassing most's expectations for either player. Freel in particular proved to be a jack of all trades, whether that trade be the OF, IF or inducing some type of collision, both on the field, and at times, slightly off of it.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:04 AM
HOMER COMES TO CINCINNATI

Reds signed seventh overall pick, high school phenom David "Homer" Bailey to a multi-million dollar signing bonus, and assigned him to their GCL club, where by all accounts, he excelled.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:06 AM
WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN

From the mighty perch of first place in May, back down propping up the Central by August, the Reds saw a potential wild card bid slip into oblivion just after the All-Star break.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:08 AM
PITCHING WOES

Rookie Joe Valentine turns out one the Reds worst Starting pitching performances of the season, getting rocked by Montreal in just under an inning.

His struggles were a microcosm of the Reds overall lack of pitching, especially in the second half, where blown saves, blown leads and abysmal starting pitching doomed the team night in, and night out.

Fans of all stripes were calling for the ascention of Brandon Claussen, who was busy leading AAA in strikeouts and walks. Claussen showed a glimmer of promise, but struggled mightily in his second go 'round in a major league uniform.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:10 AM
PENA FINDS HIS WAY

From almost on the waiver wire, to a nightly fixture in the starting lineup, Wily Mo Pena turned some heads and finally lived up to some of the tremendous hype heaped upon him during his Reds career.

jmcclain19
11-15-2004, 04:15 AM
LARKIN'S FINAL CALL

2004, amongst all other things, saw the final game of legend Barry Larkin in a Reds Uniform.

A fixture at SS for two decades, Larkin came out with a bang during what would be his last hurrah as a Red, but went out with a whimper, missing most of the last month on the bench.

It remains to be seen if Larkin's last game at Great American will be his last anywhere.

But, just like everything in life, all good things come to an end, such was Barry's career, and such was the 2004 season.

KronoRed
11-15-2004, 04:18 AM
Very nice :)

creek14
11-15-2004, 05:20 AM
Great job. :gac:

I miss baseball.

zombie-a-go-go
11-15-2004, 06:24 AM
That was beautiful.

Creek... me too.

RFS62
11-15-2004, 07:36 AM
Well done.

:gac:

Unassisted
11-15-2004, 09:22 AM
Nice pics jmcclain. They'll make us wish for spring.

redsfan30
11-15-2004, 09:54 AM
Man, those definetly bring back memories from earlier this year. Junior's stare into the Marlins dugout was wonderful. That whole situation was great...down a run in the pouring rain and Junior comes up and hits a first pitch BOMB into the right field seats.

I was there in person for homerun numbers 497 and 498 and almost 499 (foul by 3 feet, gone by 30 in third at bat). I was there for the Rangers series when he was going for 500....playoff atmosphere.

I miss baseball too. Football season is winding down (at least high school and college) and basketball is starting up again. Football and basketball are great and I love watching them both....but they are just 6 month time killers until baseball season starts again.

Why don't some of you come join me in my Countdown to Opening Day thread?

Redsland
11-15-2004, 11:40 AM
Thanks. :gac:

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:37 PM
Adam Dunn homers against the Pirates... 458 feet.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:45 PM
Opening Day tribute to Dernell Stenson.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:47 PM
Reitesma the Brave.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:49 PM
Todd Jones first save as a Red (vs Marlins).

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:51 PM
Wily Mo steals Pujols homerun.

RedFanAlways1966
11-15-2004, 01:52 PM
Wow... that was really cool. Nice work!!

I too am dying for some Major League Baseball action. :gac:

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 01:55 PM
The Reds vs the year of the cicada.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:00 PM
Dunn vs Freel against the Marlins.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:02 PM
Adam celebrated his grandslam (HR #42) with Sean.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:04 PM
Adam Dunn steals home vs the Brewers.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:11 PM
Casey, Norton collision vs the Brewers.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:15 PM
Griffey with Mark (who caught his 500th homerun ball).

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:16 PM
Griffey bunts vs Expos.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:20 PM
Griffey HR and 5 RBIs vs Brewers.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:22 PM
Freel's big grab vs the Braves.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:31 PM
A few miscellaneous shots.

TeamBoone
11-15-2004, 02:41 PM
Okay, a few more. This is it! I promise!

KronoRed
11-15-2004, 08:45 PM
Very Nice TB :)

redsfan30
11-15-2004, 10:03 PM
Nice pictures. Can't wait for baseball season.

Every year, I'm fine for about two weeks after the season then I start missing it pretty hard. Yeah, well, it's safe to say I've slipped into miss mode.

Super_Barry11
11-15-2004, 10:07 PM
Don't want anyone to be left out... ;) :p:

http://i.cnn.net/si/2004/writers/james_quintong/04/28/fantasy.file/p1_acevedo_all.jpg

CbusRed
11-15-2004, 10:12 PM
Thanks for taking the time to do this JM and the rest who sumbmitted pics, I really enjoyed it!

jmcclain19
02-13-2005, 02:55 PM
Less than a handful of days until Pitchers and Catchers Report.

Just sayin'

redsfan30
02-13-2005, 06:13 PM
Less than a handful of days until Pitchers and Catchers Report.

Just sayin'
Thanks for bumping this thread. Seeing these pictures sure makes me want it more. Just 50 more days!

Unassisted
02-13-2005, 06:37 PM
FWIW, IMO, page 1 of this thread probably puts a hurt on the server here, with all of those attached images. It takes a loooong time to load for me.

I like seeing the pictures, too, but let's be gentle with the board. :)

Neo
08-30-2005, 01:37 AM
Let's bump this up.. some very good memories in here.. some not so good. But it was neat to see the tribute to Stenson in there. I must have missed that when it was posted.

Jaycint
08-30-2005, 09:42 AM
Am I the only one that gets a little choked up looking at those Larkin pics?

Thanks front office. :angry:

Jaycint
08-30-2005, 09:45 AM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1673



Interestingly enough what has been cropped from this picture is M2 swinging a bat at Bailey's pitching arm. :D

Redsfan320
07-11-2010, 03:31 PM
BUMP FROM 5 YEARS LATER. Just found this thread surfing through the picture archives, and thought some may enjoy taking a look at the Reds of 6 years ago.

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