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REDREAD
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
Somewhere in Milwaukee, DanO is probably laughing his rearend off, thinking off all the money he conned Carl out of to do nothing for 3 years :angry:

cumberlandreds
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
so much for optimism about the new year

This is only one inning of one game of a 162 games. Don't give up.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
Here we go Tony... oh come on Blue....call it both ways.....BS!

steig
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
That strike on Womak was very high. Ump looks inconsistent.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
Womack Walks!!!!

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 03:34 PM
reality just reallyhit me...Tony Flippin Womack is the Reds leadoff hitter?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:35 PM
Bottom of the 1st. Secret Service agents have evacuated the President from the building after hearing that there was a meltdown in process outside.

The beloved Tony Womack leads things off -- immediately getting respect from Carlos Zambrano in the form of 3 balls. The ump decides to finally call a high strike on the 3-0 pitch. All for not. Womack draws a base on balls.

He yells out his hatred for OBP all the same.

1 on, 0 out.

DACS
04-03-2006, 03:35 PM
Harang didn't get that strike.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 03:35 PM
WOMACK WALKS! Lightning strikes.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:35 PM
I saw Tony Womack walk ... with my own eyes.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
I saw Tony Womack walk ... with my own eyes.
:laugh:

BRM
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Womack Walks!!!!

:eek:

westofyou
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
That 5 runs is the most in the first on OD since 3 by the Phillies in 1986, and the most allowed by the Reds in the first inning at least back until 1926.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Zambrano is all over the place

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Freel would have already stolen 2nd and 3rd

:D

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Womack Walks!!!!

a festavis miracle!

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Game. Over. People.



With this lineup, it's hard to say that.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Felipe singles!!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Game FREAKING ON BOYS, GAME FREAKING ON!

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Bot of the 1st, Womack on 1st.

Felipe Lopez steps in -- let's see that vaunted Womack speed on the basepath now. WGN describe the speed as "Terrific" -- I detected a hint of sarcasm.

Lopez with a BASE HIT through the gap. Good bit of hitting.

1st and 2nd, 0 out. Here comes the Hall of Famer.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
OK........Keep this going... Lets go JR lets see some of that Magic you had in the WBC.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
JR :clap:

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Freel would have already stolen 2nd and 3rd

:D

Blindfolded. With chicken-wire around his ankles.

gonelong
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
The storybook calls for Jr to hit a 3 run homer on his way back to king of the game this year ... <holds breath>

cumberlandreds
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Felipe singles!!


Here we go! We'll get back in this game before you know it!:thumbup:

M2
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Todd Walker's already got his midseason form on defense. Step, step, fall down, watch ball roll by.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
That 5 runs is the most in the first on OD since 3 by the Phillies in 1986, and the most allowed by the Reds in the first inning at least back until 1926.

Oh, you with your goshdurn "history".

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Jr won't homer. But EE will.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
The ump is trying to be consistent at least...both are getting squeezed....

gonelong
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
green light him 3-0

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
aight 3-0 to JR he's takin :)

load these up for the Dunner.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Loaded for Dunn

COME ON SAC FLY!!!

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Bases Loaded for Dunner.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Bot of 1st, 0 out, Wommy on 2nd, Lopez on 1st.

Ken Griffey Jr., American Hero, digs in sporting the sleek new #3 jersey. He goes to a 3-0 count, taking all the way for a strike. He draws a walk on the 4th pitch, to load the dishes for HE WHO MAKES MORTALS TREMBLE.

Sacks juiced. It's go time.

gonelong
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
</holds breath> ... ok, we have something started here.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:38 PM
The ump sucks, but he sucks both ways ;) Come on Dunn!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Bases loaded with no outs.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Aight dunn

AT worst a Sac fly buddy...

Lets make up for that ERROR.

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Tough day for the pitchers so far. Expectation are getting to them I would figure

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Dunn was trying to mkae it 5-4

Heath
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Oh, you with your goshdurn "history".

Hey, those 1926 Reds were a model of over-achieved efficiency. Best Reds team never to win a pennant. One of my favorite Reds teams of all time.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Oh, you with your goshdurn "history".
In 2003 the Pirates scored 6 in the 2nd, that was a wind out of the sails moment.

DACS
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Go AD!!!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
YES!

Sac fly!

Dunn is a real player!!!

steig
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Dunn got a sac fly!

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
ALRITE................ way to move those runners DUNN

SAC FLY FOR DUNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Who'd have thunk it....good job Jr by advancing too!

gonelong
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Hows that for a productive out?

sac fly
2 runners moved up

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
I saw Dunn hit a sac fly. With my own eyes.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Sac Fly baby!:)

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Sac fly - DUNN!

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
A Dunn sac fly and a Womack walk in the same inning. TWILIGHT ZONE!

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Sac fly to center. Marty got a little riled for a routine fly ball.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Dunn sac fly :D

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Bases Loaded, Opening Day -- This is the stuff kids dream about on the playground.

He Who Makes Mortals Tremble, Adam Dunn, steps in and swings at the first pitch before hitting a sac fly.

That's a special FU to BadFundamentals, wherever he is right now.

5-1 Cubs, but the comeback is on.

1 out, men on 2nd and 3rd.

Hollcat
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Dunn with a sac on his first ab of the year! This is the Reds year.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
A walk for Womack and a Dunn Sac Fly in one inning... that would have been a great Casino bet.

The odds would have broke the house.

DACS
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Score and runners advance. Good job AD.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
That is what I call some RUN MANUFACTURING!!

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
*Marty pounds his fist in disgust*

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Womack walks..Dunn his a sac fly

It's bizarro day.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
edwin.. boom boom

EDWIN boom boom

EDWIIN boom boom

steig
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
It's a good sign when Griffey tags and is willing to run hard on a sac fly.

BCubb2003
04-03-2006, 03:40 PM
That 5 runs is the most in the first on OD since 3 by the Phillies in 1986, and the most allowed by the Reds in the first inning at least back until 1926.

5 is the most since 3? That can't be right.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:41 PM
Crap EE

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:41 PM
Bot 1st, 1 out, 2nd and 3rd.

Easy Edwin Encarnacion (aka Triple E) at the plate, swings through a couple of pitches before being sat down by Zambrano. Too bad, contact would've been good there.

There'll be better days for the kid.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:41 PM
Come on Hatte....single is all we need....

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:41 PM
Whoa..EE k's..Narron probably wants to bench him for Rich now ;)

steig
04-03-2006, 03:41 PM
why do we have Hatteburg batting before Kearns in the line up?

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
Get the 2 guys home Hat

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
Hatte. buddy. show us why you started on opening day.

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
It's a good sign when Griffey tags and is willing to run hard on a sac fly.

With Pierre on the warning track everyone but Harang should tag up

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
why do we have Hatteburg batting before Kearns in the line up?
Split the righties :help:

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
Encarnacion blown away by a real major league pitcher. Not the same as facing a guy who will be selling used cars next week in ST is it?

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
to split up edwin and kearns?

westofyou
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
5 is the most since 3? That can't be right.Tis, true, just retrosheeted back to 26. There was a St. Louis 2nd inning with 8 somewhere.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
Edwin was tryng to hit the ball 800 feet on those swings.

Hollcat
04-03-2006, 03:42 PM
We can't leave both these runners out there, please make contact.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
nice cut.

3-2 pitch runners going lets drop this in play hatte.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
EARS!!! Let's go!!!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Edwin was tryng to hit the ball 800 feet on those swings.


It's his first OD too....Bases loaded for Kearns...gotta make Zambrano pay for those 3 BB's

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Here we go Austin :clap:

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
aight Loaded up again after another walk.

Cmon Kearnsy

Lets see a couple of these runners get home......

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Bot. 1st, 2 out, 2nd and 3rd.

The SLG challenged Scott Hatteberg checks in for his first Reds AB. He works the count a bit, because that's what he's paid to do. The count runs to 3-2 -- WGN announcers comment that the radar gun isn't working. This is probably as a favor to Brandon Claussen.

Hatteberg walks to load the dishes again. Ears coming up.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Bases loaded for Kearns

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:44 PM
That's it boys make him work too!!!! Come On Kearnsy!

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Fear the Ears! Bases Loaded again for Kearnsy.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Good AB by Hatteberg.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Pataince Kearnsy Pataince

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Judging by the 1st inning pitch counts, I think we'll see lots of bullpen today.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Judging by the 1st inning pitch counts, I think we'll see lots of bullpen today.
That's NOT a good thing.
http://www.westportnow.com/archives/stewartleaves03040501a260.jpg

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Well, the ump really is trying to be consistent........

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
nicee. good eye baby.


a walk = an RBI buddy

He looks good too.. 3-1 now.. Kearns in shape this season.. looks much better

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Judging by the 1st inning pitch counts, I think we'll see lots of bullpen today.

I like our more than theirs so maybe we should pray for this

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Err come on Austin

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:46 PM
stayin alive..............

M2
04-03-2006, 03:46 PM
The hole in Kearns' swing is immense.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
AWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...............

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
tie game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhh

wind had to catch it

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Shoot

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Aw I about crapped myself

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Reds quacking with ducks on the pond, 2 outs.

Austin Kearns up, hacking at a bad ball up on the first pitch. He thinks long and hard about swinging at an even worse pitch, but decides otherwise. Kearns forces Zambrano to labor a bit, fighting every instinct to hack. The count runs full, and I predict a strikeout.

KEARNS WITH A DRIVE...that falls short as Matt Murton makes the leaping catch.

New least favorite player on the Cubs identified.

5-1 Cubs after 1.

savafan
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
I hate Matt Murton

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Unreal.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Ok, I know I wasn't the only one screaming "GO" there right?

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Damnit Murton!

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Yikes, I can't take this.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
mmannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

i thought that was gone for sure too :(

NIce AB kearns

DACS
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
That'll get your heart pumpin'

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Now stop that, all of you. some of us need words!

DACS
04-03-2006, 03:47 PM
That'll get your heart pumpin'

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Nice call by Marty. He's usually pretty juiced for the first few weeks anyway.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I doubt Zambrano will be that shaky next inning. Harang needs to step up!

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Damn! So close!!

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Ok, I know I wasn't the only one screaming "GO" there right?
Haha jumped out of my chair and said it.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
The baseball did not listen to Joe.

steig
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Time to start treating my Reds depression :all_cohol

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Ok, I know I wasn't the only one screaming "GO" there right?

Right there with ya, screaming and up on my feet!

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:49 PM
Aw I about crapped myself


That's the kind of post that gets you rep points from me.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 03:49 PM
Results aside, the offense looks to be breathing.

Now if only Harang would stop sucking.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
Right there with ya, screaming and up on my feet!

I screamed GET OUT the the top of my lungs. Neighbor came over to see what was the matter.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
NIce AB kearns

I couldn't disagree more. Put a level swing on that last pitch and it heads out of the park without a doubt.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
Good to see a ground ball out......

Outshined_One
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
The umpire isn't doing anyone any favors, needless to say.

smith288
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
WHy the heck is the MLB audio not doing that audio part? Anyone having that issue?

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:50 PM
President Bush on radio with Marty now.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Top of the 2nd -- Harang hoping and praying for better things. WGN announcers are still insufferable. I hate Buckeye Cablevision for dropping FSN Ohio.

Carlos Zambrano grounds to Tony Womack, and as always, I hold my breath as the routine play is made.

1 out

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Harang seems to be settling down now....

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:51 PM
1 down 1,457 more

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
I couldn't disagree more. Put a level swing on that last pitch and it heads out of the park without a doubt.
Are you serious?


Yeesh Dunn

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Results aside, the offense looks to be breathing.

Now if only Harang would stop sucking.

Well, there are some fundamentals right there

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Was the Freel out there? eek

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
I thought we were gonna see collision

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Dunn makes catch, Lopez barely survives.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Harang should have had Pierre wrung up on that 3rd pitch. It tailed back over the plate.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Top of the 2nd, 1 out.

Juan Pierre (1-1) the dirty frenchman at the plate. He reaches out and pokes the ball into short centerfield, as Adam Dunn charges and makes the catch, nearly running Felipe Lopez over.

Lopez, calling his insurance adjuster to up his life policy.

2 outs.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Lopez was almost a grease spot in LF.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:52 PM
ya me too i thougtht they were gonna hit hard ther for a sec

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 03:53 PM
1 down 1,457 more

Had to think that one through. Hard to think what that means when you are done 5-1

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Harang should have had Pierre wrung up on that 3rd pitch. It tailed back over the plate.


I thought so too, but I figured with this ump, no use in complaining......

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Harang looks good.... No, seriously

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:53 PM
1.2.3 2nd inning for harang... K's walker.

WTG man settle in we need ya

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:53 PM
ya me too i thougtht they were gonna hit hard ther for a sec

Man FeLo's gotta be careful out there, Dunn's not the one you want to hit.

There ya go Harang! Good inning.

M2
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Are you serious?

100%, looked to me like Kearns got too far under the ball, which is going to happen all the time with that loop he's got right now.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Top of 2nd, 2 outs.

Todd Walker (1-1) up at the plate. Harang, being pitch efficient, rings Walker up to return the favor from the last AB.

Good inning by Harang.

Let's get some more runs back

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Nice outing Harang looked great, now we have to stroke Zambrano again! That won't be as easy this inning..

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Alright keep chipping away.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
I'm tellin ya were fine. Dunn and Randa w/ come through in the 9th.;)

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Unplugged my mouse and Harang has a 123.

Gosh..now I have to do it every inning

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
...and my Gameday Audio goes out as the President is talking about "Mother".

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Carlos Zambrano grounds to Tony Womack, and as always, I hold my breath as the routine play is made.

The throw was a shade wide there huh. Hatteberg nearly missed it too, I flashed forward on that play with him and his lack of size over there @ 1st.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Valentin, Harang, Womack due up.

cumberlandreds
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Unplugged my mouse and Harang has a 123.

Gosh..now I have to do it every inning

Better keep that mouse unplugged for the next three hours.;)

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
I wonder if Dunn still has Todd Walker's picture...

Also I didn't realize how much weight Kearns had lost.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 03:55 PM
I'm tellin ya were fine. Dunn and Randa w/ come through in the 9th.;)

I hope so. I drafted Randa this season.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
This is unreal.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Well, their hitting it hard and deep....grrrrr

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
I loath you Pierre

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Man....... 2 warning track jumping catches by cubs defenders :(

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Geez, One after another snared!

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Gessh, There Superman In The Of

adampad
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Jeez

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Marty heartbroken by 1-2-3 ending his convo/lovefest with the prez. Prez at end of inning thanks Marty for what he has done for "baseball in this part of the world". A little wide ranging or is it just me?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Jeez, need to put some quicksand or something out there when we're batting.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds with unfinished business.

Javier Valentin with a DEEP DRIVE that just doesn't have the distance. Back to back ABs off Zambrano that are a combined, maybe, 2 feet from going yard.

Oh well, almost only counts in horseshoes and handgranades.

1 out

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm telling you Valentin's going long in this game. (No that wasn't potty-minded innuendo).

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:56 PM
"You know his story"

Even if I do George yer gonna tell me about it anyway

Tony Cloninger
04-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Didn't this happen on OD back in 2004?.... where Dunn let a ball go through his glove beacuse of the sun to break the game open... Cubs pounded the Reds.

adampad
04-03-2006, 03:57 PM
If we still had Wily Mo, they wouldn't have a chance to catch them.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Aaron Harang the Case Study the AL uses to keep the DH an active part of their league.

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:57 PM
If we still had Wily Mo, they wouldn't have a chance to catch them.
:rolleyes:

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Bot 2nd, 1 out.

Aaron Harang does what he does best. They oughtta just put up an out and save everyone the embarassment of playing it all out.

2 outs.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 03:58 PM
Was that Grande's first Edmonds mention of the season?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:58 PM
Was that Grande's first Edmonds mention of the season?
1 down 99 to go.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:58 PM
Was that Grande's first Edmonds mention of the season?


I swear I thought the same thing... :laugh:

reds44
04-03-2006, 03:58 PM
Hahaha this is beautiful.

TONY!!!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Nice work Jaque!

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
womack..............2 out 2B :) Lets see #1 Lopez

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
WOMACK...surprised us too, lol

cincy09
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Womack

flynn78
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
WOmack doing it with smoke and mirrors.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Tony the Tiger put a jolt into that 1! LOL

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Bot of the 2nd, 2 out

RedsZone's Original Darling, Tony Womack (0-0, BB) in for another Plate Appearence. He drills a ball over Jacque Jones' head, who badly misjudged the ball. He sure doesn't play defense as well his brother-in-surrender Pierre.

Womack on 2nd. Who'd have thunk.

2 outs.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
YEAHHHHHH, Womak is looking great for an Old Man.. I think we have our lead off hitter people...

guttle11
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Womack-1.000 AVG, 1.000 On-Base%.

Just sayin.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 03:59 PM
1 down 99 to go.

You mean: "99 more when the Reds aren't playing the Cardinals" right?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Good job, ToWo. (Are we allowed to give Womack little computer nick-names yet? Or does he need to earn that?)

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Freel would have been on 3rd

:D

BRM
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
I think Tony just bought himself another 12-15 starts.

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Womack-1.000 AVG, 1.000 On-Base%.

Just sayin.

time for a 3 year extension.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
My fantasy team scores its first HR of the spring, courtesy of New York's David Wright.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
That hit the plate ....FOUL BALL

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Tony Womack, Offensive Machine.

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Could we be any more unlucky?

Redus
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
off womacks ass for now

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:01 PM
Well, Jr, Dunn, EdE next inning. We get it really rolling then ;)

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:01 PM
Bot 2nd, 2 out, Wommy on 2nd.

Felipe Lopez (1-1) steps in. "Great Speed" on 2nd, or so I'm told. I'll believe it when I see it. Lopez taps it in front of the plate and then committs the single most unforgiveable little league sin by not running immediately just in case it's fair. In this case, it was fair and he gets thrown out.

That'll be laps after practice.

3 outs, Reds still trailing by 4.

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Mine, too, Doc...

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Through 2 innings, Zambrano has thrown 50 pitches and Harang has thrown 44 pitches.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Was that Grande's first Edmonds mention of the season?

Actually that was Welsh, wasn't it. Grande is rubbing off him!

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 04:02 PM
A bit of wisdom from Chicago:

I inform a co-worker that the Reds are down 5-1. He says "Ah, it's the Cubs, don't worry about it."

The man raises a valid point. Sweet!

Tornon
04-03-2006, 04:02 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"

BRM
04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"

:laugh:

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
A bit of wisdom from Chicago:

I inform a co-worker that the Reds are down 5-1. He says "Ah, it's the Cubs, don't worry about it."

The man raises a valid point. Sweet!
Exactly what my Cub fan dad saif.

:beerme:

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"

"Oh, no he did-enh!"

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
1 down 99 to go.


I love George but someone should keep track of how many shout-outs Edmonds gets, it would be funny. Or tedious. Tough call.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
Top of 3rd, 0 outs. Harang looking to keep the score at it's current ugly state.

Derrek Lee steps in. I'm not a betting man, but if I was, Derrek Lee was a fluke last year and he'd do well to cash in immediately. I'm hoping that, at any rate.

Lee flies weakly to Griffey. Maybe if he peed on his hands, he'd be able to muscle that out a little better.

1 out.

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"

seriously, none of them know what they are doing

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
Did anyone else hear Welsh say in his little Chris's Clubhouse say that because the Reds got Arroyo they're "guarenteed a .500 year, and who knows maybe a shot at the playoffs.)?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"
Except for the top spot ;)

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
Casey hit into his 1st of many Casey in the 3rd in Milwaukee

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
George Grande: "Jerry Narron is one of those managers that likes to put the high OBP guys near the top of the lineup"

Head asplodes.

That statement manages to be mind-numbingly self-evident and wrong on at least two levels. That's impressive, George.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Good to see the real Aaron Harang show up. Got the jitters out of the way and now he's gonna let the offense do their part and get us back into this :)

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Nice play Dunn :)

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Top of the 3rd, 1 out.

Aramis Ramirez grounds out weakly to Felipe Lopez. I love routine.

2 outs.

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Nice grab by Donkey.

flynn78
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Dunn defense! Leaping catch at the wall.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Harang is looking great since the first inning. I hope Dunn's arm is ok..

DACS
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
and Dunn hops to make th catch.:thumbup:

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Eek....AD grrrr'd up his forearm....he's gonna make Zambrano pay for causing pain ;)

westofyou
04-03-2006, 04:05 PM
That was pudding...

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 04:06 PM
This is so much fun. Baseball's great. I forget how great it is every year until opening day.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 04:06 PM
What is the wind doing to flyballs (I ask of those who are watching the game)?

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Looks like he might have "gumped up" his left elbow on that catch. He's checking it out on the deck circle! His shirt is torn!

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
Top of 3rd, 2 outs...

Jacque Jones hits the ball deep and flips the bat arrogantly in a Mark McGwire-like fashion. The Baseball Gods frown upon such displays of hubris and promptly grant Adam Dunn immortal powers of glove, enabling him to make a great catch on the wall and rob Jones of a hit.

Harang with another 1-2-3 inning. He calls for a Mulligan on the 1st, which is denied.

Oh well, he tried.

3 outs.

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
Game is on WGN also. I switched over, it's more enjoyable. Christ, I never thought I'd utter that in my lifetime.

By the way, does this Ump know what a freakin' strike looks like?

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
What is the wind doing to flyballs (I ask of those who are watching the game)?


That was a "routine" fly ball that went to the wall. You might could say it's carrying, just a wee lil bit:eek:

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
What is the wind doing to flyballs (I ask of those who are watching the game)?
Alot of things.

I think it knocked down Javy's ball, but it looked like it carried Jones'. Who knows.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
What is the wind doing to flyballs (I ask of those who are watching the game)?

Jaques Jones thought he missed that one, flipped his bat down in disgust, and Dunn had to jump to catch it at the wall.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
griffs due

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:07 PM
How many times does a guy make a good defensive play only to yak one out the next inning ;)

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Dunn's bat just exploded.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
What is the wind doing to flyballs (I ask of those who are watching the game)?

Womack hit one over the RF's head. The ball is carrying today.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
broken bat single for dunn.. Sac fly and a single.......he's on today :)

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds needing some runs.

Ken Griffey Jr., American Hero, grounds right into the shift. I hate that defensive alignment.

1 out.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Dunn....nice. man, he's strong

guttle11
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Dunn-1 sac fly, 1 single.

Scrapy.

flynn78
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Marty is a bit jumpy in the booth today. A ball gets to the outfield grass and he loses it today. After the first inning my nerves a bit jangly.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Dunn's bat gives its life.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
Man, this ump is just bad imo...but he is consistent

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
Edwins due

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
Bot 3rd, 1 out.

Adam Dunn, He Who Makes Mortals Tremble, shows off his godlike power by hitting a ball straight through that overshifted defense.

Take THAT strategerizing cubs fans!

1 on, 1 out.

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
EE is trying to jack everything. Settle down big boy.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
EdE trying to knock the ball over the river....and it's causing him to try and pull EVERYTHING even outside pitches...booo

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
K bashing going on.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
They said the winds were swirling over there in LF today!

gm
04-03-2006, 04:10 PM
Did anyone else hear Welsh say in his little Chris's Clubhouse say that because the Reds got Arroyo they're "guarenteed a .500 year, and who knows maybe a shot at the playoffs.)?

The Creeper trotted out a stat re: teams with three SPs who pitched 200+ innings won an average of 92 games last year. Then he noted that Milton, Arroyo and Harang had each exceeded that number in year's past

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 04:10 PM
edwin walks... 2 on for hatte.

reds44
04-03-2006, 04:10 PM
EE takes a stroll down to 1st.

Let's go hatte!