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919191
09-20-2005, 10:39 PM
Anyone hear George in the first inning refer to the Cardinal's recent "dynasty"?

Dynasty? :thumbdown

wheels
09-20-2005, 10:46 PM
That's Georgie for ya.

Meh.

Big Donkey
09-20-2005, 11:07 PM
"Well, it's the Cardinals, and you know their story. You talk about success, and you talk about dynasties, and that's what you get with the Cardinals, a successful dynasty; a great team that plays the game the right way, both on and off the field."

WVRedsFan
09-20-2005, 11:12 PM
My favorite was when Dunn barrelled into home and missed the plate:

"Boy are we lucky that Edmonds wasn't out there. That's the kind of play that he does in his sleep," or something on the order of that.

As much as this board loathes Marty, he is a breath of fresh air beside George or Chris (who I feel is every bit as bad).

Chris continued to ignore the fact that Lopez did touch the plate before the tag while dissing him for "sliding wrong."

Reds Nd2
09-20-2005, 11:48 PM
Chris continued to ignore the fact that Lopez did touch the plate before the tag while dissing him for "sliding wrong."

He did slide wrong. Had he went in feet first, he would have been safe by a mile and the runners most likely would have been standing on 2nd and 3rd. Even the "Mad Hungarian" was commenting on what an absolutely pukey slide it was.

KittyDuran
09-21-2005, 05:58 AM
He did slide wrong. Had he went in feet first, he would have been safe by a mile and the runners most likely would have been standing on 2nd and 3rd. Even the "Mad Hungarian" was commenting on what an absolutely pukey slide it was.As I said in the game thread - he should have barrelled over Molina...for it to be a no-doubter. I thought that Dunn was going to do just that - then he goes and misses the plate... :bang: thankfully, Kearns tells him to go back - otherwise it would have been the inning from hell...

Also, it looked as though FeLo was looking back coming around 2nd base, which might have slowed down his speed. Anyhoo, as the viewing audience we have the advantage of seeing that he indeed got his hand on the plate [from different angles no less], but we're not the ones making the call... :bang:

Reds Nd2
09-21-2005, 06:12 AM
No doubt. I thought Dunn was going to tackle someone at the plate. He'd killed Yadier had he hit him. On the other hand, if "Burger" King had been backing up the plate properly, they would have had a chance to nail Dunn when he missed the plate.

SteelSD
09-21-2005, 06:32 AM
Ten Things I've learned from George Grande during the 2005 MLB Season...

10. Jim Edmonds is the best player in baseball not named "Albert Pujols".

9. Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball not named "Jim Edmonds".

8. Yadier Molina is invincible but shall hence be known as "Yada Yada Yada Molina" due to the amount of time Grande talks about him.

7. If Jason Larue makes an off-balance poor throw from his knees on a steal attempt, it's bad form. If Yada Yada Yada does it, refer to Point #3 below.

6. When the Reds and Cardinals play, George Grande will do his best to demonstrate that he knows everything there is to know about one team on the field wearing red. That's as far as I'll go.

5. Yadier Molina has two brothers who also play professional baseball. Did you know that? Well, did you??? I sure did, but I still get to hear about it at least once per ballgame...sometimes when the Reds aren't even playing the Cards. I think I heard it twice during a Pittsburgh game.

4. David Eckstein is so scrappy that scrappy ain't good enough for David Eckstein. He's super-scrappy. UBER-scrappy? No. INFI-SCRAPPY!

3. If a Reds player does something dumb, they're dumb. If a Cardinals player does something dumb, we'll soon realize it was because the player is incredibly skilled.

2. The word "dynasty" either needs to have it's definintion updated or George Grande needs to purchase a freakin' dictionary. I support the latter, but if Merriam-Webster decides to take on the former then I start talking about Billy Beane's "dynasty" team up in Oakland. I'll also go on and on about Jim Kelly's Buffalo Bills and Bill Cowher's Steelers clubs.

1. Albert Pujols is more impressive than Andruw Jones because over the past few years, Pujols has performed with really no one else in the lineup to help him out.

Note: Yes, George Grande actually said that during last night's ballgame. I can't make that stuff up.

lollipopcurve
09-21-2005, 07:44 AM
I honestly think Grande roots for the Cards over the Reds. When Larry Walker pulled that single into right off Weathers in the 9th, George was pumped.

Chip R
09-21-2005, 08:53 AM
He did slide wrong. Had he went in feet first, he would have been safe by a mile and the runners most likely would have been standing on 2nd and 3rd. Even the "Mad Hungarian" was commenting on what an absolutely pukey slide it was.
I can't blame Felipe for sliding head first. The guy broke his ankle sliding a few years ago.

KittyDuran
09-21-2005, 09:47 AM
I can't blame Felipe for sliding head first. The guy broke his ankle sliding a few years ago.But he could've broken a finger or hand sliding head first as well...

Chip R
09-21-2005, 09:49 AM
But he could've broken a finger or hand sliding head first as well...
From personal experience, I'd rather break a finger or a hand than an ankle. And I would think he's probably somewhat gunshy about sliding feet first again. I know I am. If he'd broken a hand or finger in the past he might be gunshy about sliding head first. Besides, the rubes like it when a Reds player slides head first. ;)

George and Chris are going to be in the Moon Deck tonight. I hope Jim Edmonds is playing so George can be closer to his true love.

lollipopcurve
09-21-2005, 10:03 AM
But he could've broken a finger or hand sliding head first as well...

Yeah, but his injury was a dislocated ankle. A very nasty injury that some felt he wouldn't come back from. If he remains at any risk of reinjuring his ankle in a feet first collision at home, he should be sliding as he did, around the tag instead of into it.

Bottom line -- he was safe.

WMR
09-21-2005, 10:08 AM
Yep, it is definitely true: George sucks just as bad as ever.

flyer85
09-21-2005, 11:04 AM
Anyone hear George in the first inning refer to the Cardinal's recent "dynasty"?

Dynasty? :thumbdownTony the great has that big stockpile of WS rings ... er I mean sweeps.

flyer85
09-21-2005, 11:06 AM
As I said in the game thread - he should have barrelled over Molina...for it to be a no-doubter. I thought that Dunn was going to do just thatDunn was looking for the collision but Molina cleared out to go after the ball, it caught Dunn off-guard. I'm sure every catcher in the league hears the footsteps when Dunn barrels around third.

MrCinatit
09-21-2005, 11:21 AM
if the Cards are a dynasty, so are the Twins.
this would also mean that, meanwhile, the Yankees and Redsox literally own major league baseball.

westofyou
09-21-2005, 11:29 AM
The Cardinals claim their sixth NL Central title in Tony LaRussa's 10 years at the helm... a dynasty the equilvalent of the AMC Muscle Car Dynasty.. a souped up AMX?

http://www.fast-autos.net/amc/amx.jpg

919191
09-21-2005, 11:57 AM
Tony the great has that big stockpile of WS rings ... er I mean sweeps.

Tony LaRussa- the winner of the lead broom award.

Hap
09-21-2005, 01:55 PM
The Cardinals claim their sixth NL Central title in Tony LaRussa's 10 years at the helm... a dynasty the equilvalent of the AMC Muscle Car Dynasty.. a souped up AMX?

http://www.fast-autos.net/amc/amx.jpg

Does the chick come with the car?

Chip R
09-21-2005, 01:56 PM
Does the chick come with the car?
Yeah, but she's 35 years older now. ;)

KronoRed
09-21-2005, 02:24 PM
Dynasty?

Dont you have to have some championships before you get called that? :D

Reds Nd2
09-21-2005, 08:29 PM
I can't blame Felipe for sliding head first. The guy broke his ankle sliding a few years ago.

Hey Chip. My post was misleading, unintentional of course. My appologies to everyone.

Lopez did slide in feet first but he was sliding away from the plate, on the third base side. If he had slid straight into the plate and Molina, he would have scored easily. By sliding past the plate and attempting to touch the plate with his hand, he gave Yadier enough time to apply the tag. The kicker is, the ump wasn't in a very good position to see the tag and replays showed that Lopez was probably safe. Never the less, a good slide by Lopez and he's called safe.

Newman4
04-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Hey, I thought I'd revive this thread since the latest bash GG thread got closed. Plus, it bashes GG and the Cards all in one thread. Bonus!

Anyway, how about Lance McAlister and Pete Rose for the Reds TV Announcers?

Reds4Life
04-25-2006, 10:49 PM
Hey, I thought I'd revive this thread since the latest bash GG thread got closed. Plus, it bashes GG and the Cards all in one thread. Bonus!

Anyway, how about Lance McAlister and Pete Rose for the Reds TV Announcers?

You made a bad choice.

This George Grande stuff has been beat to death, I suggest some of you read rule #5.