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Larkin411
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
He deserves the boo's.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. But then I'm always against fans booing their own team regardless of whether the player happens to be one of our best overall.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
EE is has played the worst this game hes Errored and hasnt hit SH@#...
Not true.

Dunn cost us between 6-8 runs.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
Benching EE after 1 game for Rich would be Royal like idiocy.

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
Somewhere BF smiles.

:eek: :laugh:

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
Ya, but was that one run win efficient?

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
He misplayyed 4 balls. More then a couple.
You get the nails I'll get the boards.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
Ya, but was that one run win efficient?
Heck yea..did all the little things.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
Booing Adam Dunn and ripping EE on opening day. Ah, the joy of being a Reds fan...

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
Oh no, not Matt is Vile...

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:45 PM
Still 9 outs to get 6 runs. A couple there would have been nice.

NC Reds
04-03-2006, 05:45 PM
That pisses me off that anybody booed Dunn. These are probably the same fans who get upset that he strikes out "too much."

Don't be like Philadelphia.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:45 PM
Top of 7, Matt Belisle now your Reds batting tee.

Angel Pagan grounds to Tony Womack, who throws him out. Members of Bush's evangelical voting base go immediately to meet him in the dugout and introduce him to the world of Monotheism.

1 out.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:45 PM
We night need a 14 man pen.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:46 PM
That pisses me off that anybody booed Dunn. These are probably the same fans who get upset that he strikes out "too much."

Don't be like Philadelphia.
Probably the same ones who booed JR for being hurt.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
So how is Dunn responsible for littering the bases all day long with OB-challenged Cubs?

When you allow a combined 18 baserunners via hit/walk in 6 innings--and you project the problems on two errors by Dunn, you're really, really missing the point.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Well, at least guys can get their work in now.... :)

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Probably the same ones who booed JR for being hurt.
Now that is just retarded.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Top 7, 1 out -- Reds fans doing their best LA Dodgers impersonations and leaving early. Gotta beat that Queen City traffic...

Juan Pierre, still crying from the good heckling I gave him as a member of the Marlins last year from the bleachers, pops out to Edwin Encarnacion. Kid's bat hasn't been there today, but his defense has been pretty darn good.

2 out.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Oh no, not Matt is Vile...
:rolleyes: skipping school, today, eh nicky?

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Matt Is Vile Isnt so Bile today I may have to change his nick name...

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 05:47 PM
He's getting booed by the "opening day" crowd. You know, the ones who attend that one game per year just to say they were there. The ones that have already left.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:48 PM
So how is Dunn responsible for littering the bases all day long with OB-challenged Cubs?

When you allow a combined 18 baserunners via hit/walk in 6 innings--and you project the problems on two errors by Dunn, you're really, really missing the point.

Exactly. Apparently, you are allowed to have a bad day in Cincy as long as your name isn't Adam Dunn.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:48 PM
People pay their money, they can boo. I'm more disappointed that the Dunn at 1st was never given a chance, he rarely play their in ST before the Pena trade. Dunn's future is at 1b and Denorfia needs to play. I know Hatteberg hit a HR but he is a poor offensive and defensive 1b and will be exposed over the course of a long season.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:48 PM
Top 7, 2 outs, 0 on

Jerry Harriston up to bat and his a looping line drive to continue the inning for Derrek Lee. I officially predict no good can come of this.

Super_Barry11
04-03-2006, 05:49 PM
Matt Is Vile Isnt so Bile today I may have to change his nick name...

Please do.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:49 PM
He's getting booed by the "opening day" crowd. You know, the ones who attend that one game per year just to say they were there. The ones that have already left.
Like the people that drink only on New Year's Eve and go to church only on Christmas and Easter.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:49 PM
Little old for school, but spoke to early to compliment The Vile one..

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:49 PM
I know Hatteberg hit a HR but he is a poor offensive and defensive 1b and will be exposed over the course of a long season.

Just because you keep saying that doesn't mean people will believe it. ;)

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:49 PM
We need a TD here.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:50 PM
He's getting booed by the "opening day" crowd. .. where a high percentage are rather toasted.

Heath
04-03-2006, 05:50 PM
Chris Denorfia did more damage in one AB than the whole spring training. Now Narron's gonna make him pinch hit the rest of the year and play on Sunday Specials.

You see, Narron's not going to give a kid a job, he has to earn it.

That's exactly why we'll see Rich Aurilia back in the lineup on Wednesday.

At third.

ON EDIT- Since I obviously didn't make myself clear.....The above was written based on the history of words and actions of one Jerry Narron. That's it. None of the ideas above reflect the opinions of Me, Myself, and I Inc.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:50 PM
He's getting booed by the "opening day" crowd. You know, the ones who attend that one game per year just to say they were there. The ones that have already left.
That is soo true. We were down 3 in the 8th last year and half the crowd left. The OD crowd is not the diehards.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:50 PM
We need a TD here.

We do have a QB playing LF.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:51 PM
We do have a QB playing LF.
5 wide and throw deep.

Heath
04-03-2006, 05:51 PM
We do have a QB playing LF.

Long standing tradition. We used to have a DB play CF.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:51 PM
Chris Denorfia did more damage in one AB than the whole spring training. Now Narron's gonna make him pinch hit the rest of the year and play on Sunday Specials.

You see, Narron's not going to give a kid a job, he has to earn it.

That's exactly why we'll see Rich Aurilia back in the lineup on Wednesday.

At third.

Benching a young player after one bad game is the definition of stupidity. It's opening day!! I'm sure the kid had some jitters.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:52 PM
Top 7, 1 on, 2 out

Derrek Lee at bat as Matt Belisle attempts to do the unthinkable and actually put up a scoreless inning of Reds relief pitching. Reports from the clubhouse indicate Aaron Harang is currently covered in a cold sweat and having flashbacks about the first inning.

Derrek Lee walks. Wheels beginning to wobble...again.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:52 PM
Benching a young player after one bad game is the definition of stupidity. It's opening day!! I'm sure the kid had some jitters.
Narron won't do that.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:52 PM
Narron won't do that.

I don't think he will either.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Six run difference, neither team should be walking anyone. Then again, Matt has seen the defense today, so he knows he has to get outs on his own....

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
George, we don't need a closer, we need openers and middlers more.

Gallen5862
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
My cable system went out.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
It wasnt like he ripped the cover off the ball his rookie season. He may be like Lopez who stunk his first couple years but came around

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
We do have a QB playing LF.we need a WR.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
My cable system went out.
It couldn't take it anymore ;)

Heath
04-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Benching a young player after one bad game is the definition of stupidity. It's opening day!! I'm sure the kid had some jitters.

So did Aaron Harang.

And I completely agree with you about EdE. I've said from day one - I'm just looking at the situation from Jerry Narron's point of view.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Ok got out of it.

We have to get atleast a couple this year. Cut it to 3 by the 9th, so we can see Dumpster.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
It couldn't take it anymore ;)
Suckitude needs a wider feed.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
When is "Take me Out to the ballgame" coming back?

Kc61
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Glad EE is playing, but can't see hitting him fifth. Seventh makes more sense.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
we need a WR.
We need a run-stuffer up the middle.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Top 7, 2 on, 2 out

Aramis Ramirez falls quickly behind Belisle 0-2. He lines a sharp shot right back at Belisle, who swats the ball down deftly. The ball bounces to Womack, who guns Ramirez out by a step.

Beslile saves a base hit by being in good defensive position. Reds dodge a bullet, but still bleading from the other dozen shells still lodged in their upper torso.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
I still say he splits time with Aurillia until he becames a productive ball player..

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
Again, wrong target. EdE is not even remotely the problem. In fact, he made two fine plays earlier in the game to save Harang's sad-ass bacon.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
We need a run-stuffer up the middle.
Javy?

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
When is "Take me Out to the ballgame" coming back?
That the nation of baseball's jingoist anthem, I for one miss it.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
We need a run-stuffer up the middle.

We could use three of them.

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
Poo-holes has HR'd twice for the Cards today and has 4 RBI on the day. He's making a statement for MVP from day 1.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
When is "Take me Out to the ballgame" coming back?

Did it go away?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:56 PM
Did it go away?
Apparently.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:56 PM
My cable system went out.See here I am complaining that gameday audio isn't working, but its just an attempt to have mercy on us poor Reds fans and give us an out. Yet here I am, following yet another pitiful performance by the Redlegs. Some days it seems like I am in purgatory for getting to grow up watching the BRM.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:56 PM
I still say he splits time with Aurillia until he becames a productive ball player..
Good plan. Don't give him consistent at bats until he magically starts hitting.

Good plan.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:57 PM
Again, wrong target. EdE is not even remotely the problem. In fact, he made two fine plays earlier in the game to save Harang's sad-ass bacon.I'm sure he'll have better days too.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:58 PM
One game and ppl are calling for benchings? OMG

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:58 PM
I'm sure he'll have better days too.


Me, too. But I'm merely suggesting that people lay the blame where it belongs. Because that's where it belongs.

M2
04-03-2006, 05:58 PM
That pisses me off that anybody booed Dunn. These are probably the same fans who get upset that he strikes out "too much."

Don't be like Philadelphia.

Words to live by.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:58 PM
Lead off walk.

Good start.


This game still isn't over yet.

Gallen5862
04-03-2006, 05:59 PM
The two times I got a chance to see the reds play on tv the Cable or power went out. Is this a sign of things to come lol?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:59 PM
It's the bottom of the 7th, with Scott Eyre getting set for another go at things. At this rate, it's going to take a monumental effort, or a visit from the RedsZone 10 to get this thing turned around.

Scott Hatteberg steps in, wearing #21. I seem to remember someone much more huggable wearing that number in the past. Hatteberg flexes his OBP muscles and takes the 8th Reds walk of the day. Billy Beane smiles.

1 on, 0 outs.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:59 PM
One game and ppl are calling for benchings? OMG
You've been a Reds fan awhile, you should be used to it :devil:

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:59 PM
Me, too. But I'm merely suggesting that people lay the blame where it belongs. Because that's where it belongs.
It goes on pitching and Dunn. Stop just putting it on pitching.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
The Reds have scored 6....and stranded 8!!!!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
Ok, I'll say it. Hatteberg and Womack having stellar debuts. EdE has had stellar defense and most of the lineup is showing patience at the plate by taking a total of 8 BB's. It's Opening Day. I will not have the day be a complete downer :)

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
Everyones left GABP

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
1st and 2nd nobody out!!!

Let's go!!!

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
The heck with the game, let's get to the important stuff. Like blame.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:00 PM
It goes on pitching and Dunn. Stop just putting it on pitching.

I'll post this in case you missed it: 13 Hs, 5 BBs in 6 IP.

It's the pitching.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
Nice AB and RIP by Ears...good stuff.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
The heck with the game, let's get to the important stuff. Like blame.
Living in America......

M2
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
It goes on pitching and Dunn. Stop just putting it on pitching.

And a fair amount of strangeness. The Cubs hit a lot of dribblers off big swings.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
The Reds have scored 6....and stranded 13!!!!
That's not win efficient.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
Bottom 7, 1 on, 0 out

Austin Kearns faces the lefty, and promptly goes down 0-2. Kearns sees a lot of pitchers counts, I've noticed. Kearns hits a scorcher to the 3rd baseman, who knocks it down but can't recover to make the play at 1st.

2 on, 0 out. Reds, not so much in business...but definately filing perliminary paperwork.

Todd Coffey warming.

M2
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
Good swing by Austin.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
The heck with the game, let's get to the important stuff. Like blame.


Is it not better to know what went wrong than shooting in the dark for incidental causes? :)

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:01 PM
I'll post this in case you missed it: 13 Hs, 5 BBs in 6 IP.

It's the pitching.
In case you missed it. 4 misplayed balls in 7 innings.

It's pitching and Dunn.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:02 PM
Good swing by Austin.
3 hard hit balls today.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:02 PM
He Dropped It!

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Hahaha nice job Lee.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
D. Lee drops the ball! Sweet...

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Come on guys, don't break up. We have 161 more games to suffer through.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Bot 7, 2 on, 0 out

Javier Valentin at the plate, batting righthanded. Here's a situation where I really would like Jason LaRue around. He hits a smash back to Aramis Ramirez, who steps on 3rd for one out and fires across the infield for what should've been an extraordinarily easy double play, but Derrek Lee drops the ball.

Adam Dunn yells "Copycat!" from the dugout.

1st and 2nd, 1 out.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Ahhha! the curse of my fantasy team strikes!

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
In case you missed it. 4 misplayed balls in 7 innings.

It's pitching and Dunn.

3 misplayed. And then there's the wind.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Junior failed to make two plays on balls hit to center. Why no hatred for his defense?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Freel should be the everyday 2nd baseman.

Carry on.

M2
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
3 hard hit balls today.

One. The double flaired into an OF corner and the loud out was the epitome of how not to hit a baseball.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Come on guys, don't break up. We have 161 more games to suffer through.
Welcome to the Monkey House

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Junior failed to make two plays on balls hit to center. Why no hatred for his defense?
I called him on it.

Only Kearns has been OK out there today.

NJReds
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Junior failed to make two plays on balls hit to center. Why no hatred for his defense?

Because he didn't drop them. He just failed to get to balls that an average CF would've reached.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Well, there were a few hard hit balls hit by Reds (Kearns, Griffey, etc.) that probably would have been out in the summertime.

The Cubs hit the ball hard - but for the most part have dribbled them.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
I'll post this in case you missed it: 13 Hs, 5 BBs in 6 IP.

It's the pitching.which includes scoring as hits the two Dunn flubbs and the numerous dribblers M2 has mentioned, not to mention some apparently catchable balls Griffey couldn't get to.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
Because he didn't drop them. He just failed to get to balls that an average CF would've reached.
Not his fault he is slow.

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
I called him on it.

Only Kearns has been OK out there today.


Me too.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
Because he didn't drop them. He just failed to get to balls that an average CF would've reached.
I can develop a pretty big amount of hatred for that.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
I called him on it.

Only Kearns has been OK out there today.

That question was more directed to reds44 but thanks for the reply. :)

NJReds
04-03-2006, 06:05 PM
Not his fault he is slow.

I know. I was just telling you why. But he has taken some flak today, too.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Freel works a scrappy walk :clap:

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Bases loaded.

Let's go Tony!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Regardless of outcome, nice AB by Freel.



Great AB, Freel. Draws the BB

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
that was a really nice AB by Freel

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Bottom 7, 2 on, 1 out

His Royal Scrappiness, Ryan Freel at the plate -- excited to get into the game after hearing there was a lot of Boos in the stadium earlier. He runs the count full to 3-2, extending the game and bringing the unthinkable even closer to happening: me not being able to watch the end of this game due to a 6PM class. Freel takes a scrappy walk to load the bases.

Bases juiced, 1 out, Dusty Baker doing the trot to the mound.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
I know. I was just telling you why. But he has taken some flak today, too.

Dunn and EE seem to be taking the most flak in here.

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
Junior failed to make two plays on balls hit to center. Why no hatred for his defense?

Because Junior didn't drop any balls - his were balls he couldn't get to. The blame there lies with the people who placed him in CF, not on him (as much as people want to blame him for this fictitious "he won't move" even though no one has ever asked him to move off centerfield)

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:06 PM
BTW- Ryan Freel just walked. A HR here and the Reds are down 2.

Whoops - sorry I didn't realize the Sultain of Swat is stepping up.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:07 PM
In case you missed it. 4 misplayed balls in 7 innings.

It's pitching and Dunn.

Come on dude. Dunn ain't he best LF in the world but the wind is just awful out there today. I don't think I've ever seen the wind at GABP as bad as it is today.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:07 PM
Let's Go Rich!!!!

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:07 PM
Richies in.. He'll stroke it

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:07 PM
Not his fault he is slow.it isn't but the Reds could address two OF positions by moving Jr to LF and Denorfia to CF.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Rich up for Womack

Go Ri........c...

I can't do it..Go Reds :D

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
This game is so ugly, I'd have to be pretty hammered to sleep with it.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Because Junior didn't drop any balls - his were balls he couldn't get to. The blame there lies with the people who placed him in CF, not on him (as much as people want to blame him for this fictitious "he won't move" even though no one has ever asked him to move off centerfield)

I can buy that.

NJReds
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
it isn't but the Reds could address two OF positions by moving Jr to LF and Denorfia to CF.

Agreed.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Rich Aurilia in for defensive purposes is hitting. Everybody plays on opening day.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Because Junior didn't drop any balls - his were balls he couldn't get to.


Today's out-of-context award winner. Congrats Puffy!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Sac fly

We're doing the little things on O..shame the Pitching sucked rocks.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
Got one in.

Need a clutch hit bt Felipe.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
Bottom 7, 1 out, Dishes Juiced

Apparently Dusty Baker was just doing a giant head fake, as there is no pitching change. Rich Aurillia, angered that Tony Womack has replaced him in the hearts of RedsZoners, powers a ball to the outfield and hits another sacrafice fly. Kearns tags and scores. Valentin tags and goes to 3rd.

See, this is what little ball does for the Reds: a 12-7 deficit.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
Today's out-of-context award winner. Congrats Puffy!
:laugh:

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
This game is so ugly, I'd have to be pretty hammered to sleep with it.
If it was my dog I'd shave its butt and make it walk backwards.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
ok, clocks winding down - a TD wins the game!

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:09 PM
which includes scoring as hits the two Dunn flubbs and the numerous dribblers M2 has mentioned, not to mention some apparently catchable balls Griffey couldn't get to.

18 baserunners in 6 innings ain't just bad luck. But oh well. Hopefully the front that's blowing everything around moves out by Wed.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

Yeah, let's stunt the kids development.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE
That would be a bad thing to do.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

Who are you, Rich Aurilia's little brother?

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
Today's out-of-context award winner. Congrats Puffy!

Thank you, thank you. Me and balls are old friends.

:evil:

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
Lopez and Griff are due

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

:all_cohol :all_cohol

gonelong
04-03-2006, 06:10 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

If the split is 98% EE, 2% RA, I can agree with that.

GL

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:11 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

Yup, cause that will be the difference between winning the pennant and coming in 2nd place.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:11 PM
Lot of empty chairs getting a nice view.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:11 PM
Bull.

NJReds
04-03-2006, 06:11 PM
The reds need to split time with Aurilia and EE

Jerry, shouldn't you be managing? :help:

Kc61
04-03-2006, 06:11 PM
Yeah, let's stunt the kids development.

If the infield is different every game the team will go down the tubes. I would let EE play. Maybe a platoon at second.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:12 PM
Bottom 7, 2 outs, 1st and 3rd.

Felipe Lopez with another RBI opportunity. Eyre, with his firmly planted on the scrappy Ryan Freel, throws over. WGN announcers state that Reds pitchers have already thrown a 170 pitches. I call that "mind boggling" -- Dusty Baker calls that "A good start." Felipe Lopez gets rung up looking on the outside corner, leaving 2 men stranded.

Heading to the 8th, it's still a blowout.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:12 PM
that pitch was low. The ump hasn't called that a strike all day.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:12 PM
Now, I'd agree it was a strike - it was low - but the umpire took way too long to decide that it was a strike.

Oh, the joys of an opening day.

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 06:12 PM
Jimmy Rollins 0-3 today. Maybe 1 more AB left.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:12 PM
2 FGs win it now.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:13 PM
It will happen because Womack will play solid ball and EE will continue to not hit well. Just because he was hitting Doubles and homers off of guys that are bagging groceries now doesnt mean hes going to make an impact right now its gonna take some time. Aurilia is proven and will help the club more right now..

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:13 PM
WGN announcers state that Reds pitchers have already thrown a 170 pitches.

Holy crap.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:13 PM
Coffey!

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:14 PM
Holy crap.

Every pitcher tells a story, don't it?

CTA513
04-03-2006, 06:14 PM
2 FGs win it now.

or a touchdown with a missed extra point. :devil:

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:14 PM
Womack has never played solid ball.

EE is the future, splitting time would be something a team that wants to lose does.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
It will happen because Womack will play solid ball and EE will continue to not hit well. Just because he was hitting Doubles and homers off of guys that are bagging groceries now doesnt mean hes going to make an impact right now its gonna take some time. Aurilia is proven and will help the club more right now..
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh couldn't have said it better.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
God, he's killin me. He damn near dropped that.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
It will happen because Womack will play solid ball and EE will continue to not hit well. Just because he was hitting Doubles and homers off of guys that are bagging groceries now doesnt mean hes going to make an impact right now its gonna take some time. Aurilia is proven and will help the club more right now..


Dear Dan O'Brien.

Go away and leave us alone. This is opening day.

Sincerely, Reds Fans.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
Wow, that was close. Sometimes, I hate our fans.

IslandRed
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
"EE will continue to not hit well?" When did he start not hitting well, two at-bats ago?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:15 PM
Heading to the 8th, Rich Aurillia moves into 2nd base and your new pitcher is Starbucks Boy Todd Coffey.

Nefi Perez hits a fly ball out to Adam Dunn, who makes the routine catch. A bronx cheer erupts from those classy cincinnati fans.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
Every pitcher tells a story, don't it?
Spent some time feeling inferior.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
Boy the Pirates sucked last year.

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
Can't wait to hear Adam's self-depricating take on his defense today.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
WGN announcers state that Reds pitchers have already thrown a 170 pitches.
Cubs pitchers have now thrown 162 pitches.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
"The Reds solidified the 5th spot"

Sweet.

gonelong
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
It will happen because Womack will play solid ball and EE will continue to not hit well. Just because he was hitting Doubles and homers off of guys that are bagging groceries now doesnt mean hes going to make an impact right now its gonna take some time. Aurilia is proven and will help the club more right now..

Help them do what exactly?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
Top 8, 1 out, 0 on

Mikey Barrett hits a can of corn to Ken Griffey Jr. Jr, despite not eating canned food any more (gotta love being a multi-millionaire), still makes the catch anyway. Hopefully he'll donate that.

2 out.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:17 PM
No Coffeybro sighting here. Must have scored some tickets that lousy son-of-a-gun... ;)

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Every pitcher tells a story, don't it?

Shanghi Narron couldn't get me caring...

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:17 PM
No names on the Cubs home jerseys this season. Just thought you all would like to know. :)

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?
Because he was a Cardinal?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Top 8, 2 outs, 0 on

Murton the Ginger goes the other way and hits a hard smash through the first base side of the infield. Set phasers on "Loathe"

1 on.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?

It was with the Cards. Please just stop talking.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Nice recovery on that ball by Coffey :thumbup: It helps be 8'9" ;)

BoydsOfSummer
04-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Nice dancing bear act by Coffey. Atta boy!

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?

Because TWomack had one great AB for the D-Backs in the 2001 World Series against the Yankees, and George believes that 'if you can't beat them, join'em.'

Nothing else to it.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Need at least 2 this inning to see Dempster in the 9th.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?

It was the Cardinals.

And that's one good season out of nine.

Next, please.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Because TWomack had one great AB for the D-Backs in the 2001 World Series against the Yankees, and George believes that 'if you can't beat them, join'em.'

Nothing else to it.
No actually he was an all-star with the Cards 2 years ago.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Top 8, 2 out, 1 on

John Mabry hits a smash back to Coffey, who knocks it down and throws him out at first. Good play by Coffey.

Inning over, still a 5 run lead.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:20 PM
Personally, I'm taking a lot of positives from this game. Again, it's freaking OPENING DAY!!!

10BB's from our boys today. If not for the wind-aided poor play in LF, me thinks we'd be ahead here. That being said, lots of positives today. And it's still not over.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:20 PM
He shouldn't have been an all star.

What the heck does Womack have to do with EE anyway? :dunno:

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
JR up.

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
The Brew Crew will be tied for the NL Central lead tonight. Notch a save for Turnbow, and one for my fantasy team Shower Curtain Fella

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Personally, I'm taking a lot of positives from this game. Again, it's freaking OPENING DAY!!!

10BB's from our boys today. If not for the wind-aided poor play in LF, me thinks we'd be ahead here. That being said, lots of positives today. And it's still not over.


Team as advertised: great offense, pathetic pitching. Something to be said for stability.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Dunn needs to jack. NOW

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
The offense looks pretty solid today (for the most part).

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Onward and upward to the bottom of the 8th, and Bob Howry is your new pitcher for the Cubs.

Ken Griffey Jr, American Hero, up to bat first. He shows bunt before hitting a sharp single to center field. He's really hitting the ball well right now, he's made good contact all game.

1 on, 0 out.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
I liked the Cub signing of Eyre, I thought the Howry signing was a bad idea

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
gameday audio back on if anyone is still interested

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
What is Jr.'s line for today?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:22 PM
Bot 8th, 1 on, 0 out

Adam Dunn, He Who Makes Mortals Tremble, steps in. Howry throws up a wild pitch to the backstop and Jr. takes 2nd. Dunn hits a smash right at Jerry Harriston that he plays on the hop and throws Adam Dunn out. Good play by Harriston.

1 out.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Dunn needs to jack. NOW
"I don't want the world, I just want your half"

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Honest to God, with this offense, a 5-run defecit (sp?) really does not seem insurmountable.


Honest.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
What is Jr.'s line for today?1 for 3, 1 walk and 1 RBI

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Clawing back into it.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Womack played great ball with the diamond backs two years ago why do you think the yanks took a shot on him?

Womack for the D-Bax in '03 = .237 .270 .338

The Yankees took flyer on him last season for his '04 performance with the Cardinals = .307 .349 .385

The Reds took a flyer on him because, well, I don't know why.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Productive out.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
1 for 3, 1 walk and 1 RBI
Thanks.

Nice play by Hairston.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Nice shot by Dunn...too bad it was right at Hairston. The boys are roping today.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
never mind its gone again

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
No actually he was an all-star with the Cards 2 years ago.

I know there's a lot of information flowing around here - but Womack was a D-back when they beat the Yankees in the World Series. I'm sure after Womack's career year in 2004 - George ponied up on that AND the point that Womack beat the Yankees in 2001 while a member of the Diamondbacks.

Its correct information, just presented with a little different spin.

Also - I've searched and searched - mlb.com doesn't show it. baseball-reference.com doesn't show it - So, I'm guessing its true. Tony Womack, career year and all, wasn't an All-Star participant in 2004.

I knew he was a Pirate all-star in 1997. But that's because somoene had to be one from Pittsburgh.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:24 PM
Please EE find a way to get on base.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:24 PM
I know there's a lot of information flowing around here - but Womack was a D-back when they beat the Yankees in the World Series. I'm sure after Womack's career year in 2004 - George ponied up on that AND the point that Womack beat the Yankees in 2001 while a member of the Diamondbacks.

Its correct information, just presented with a little different spin.
yes he was, but you said the only reason they signed him was because of that hit. They probably signed him because he was an all-star the year before.

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:25 PM
Personally, I'm taking a lot of positives from this game. Again, it's freaking OPENING DAY!!!

10BB's from our boys today. If not for the wind-aided poor play in LF, me thinks we'd be ahead here. That being said, lots of positives today. And it's still not over.

Remember Ronald Reagan’s story about the kid who had to shovel a huge pile of manure? He went about it with such joy he was asked why and said, “With all that manure, there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere.”

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:25 PM
EE has been a little too anxious today

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:25 PM
EdE definitely is jumping at the ball. Purely OD jitters. He'll settle down ;) Give the kid some time :)

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 06:25 PM
he called that a strike on FeLo

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:26 PM
Bot 8, Jr on 3rd, 1 out

Eddie Encarnacion, sitting on 0-3 (but with some powerful looking whiffs) for the day works the count full. He, as previously, takes a big rip and comes up wanting for the punch out.

2 out.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:26 PM
i have always bragged about gameday audio, but they have lost a lot of that reputation with this performance today

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:26 PM
Crap Edwin.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Reds have now left 11 runners on base today.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Bot 8, Jr. on 3rd, 2 out

Scott Hatteberg hits the ball softly to the first baseman, who makes the putout to the pitcher. Griffey left stranded as the Reds head to the ninth in what is decidedly NOT a safve situation.

Gotta love Reds baseball.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:27 PM
There's a great outing once again for your boy EE, 3 strike outs he's got the sombrero. Aurilia will play better and so will Womack it won't be EE's year. Not saying he'll never produce but the kid is young. He should still be in Triple A developing...

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:28 PM
There's a great outing once again for your boy EE, 3 strike outs he's got the sombrero. Aurilia will play better and so will Womack it won't be EE's year. Not saying he'll never produce but the kid is young. He should still be in Triple A developing...
He sucks because of 1 game.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:28 PM
There's a great outing once again for your boy EE, 3 strike outs he's got the sombrero. Aurilia will play better and so will Womack it won't be EE's year. Not saying he'll never produce but the kid is young. He should still be in Triple A developing...

He lit up AAA last year. Nothing more to prove there.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:28 PM
I think Redszone should add a rule #6 at the bottom of the page:

"You don't get to complain about the offense when the Reds score 7 or more runs in a game."

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:29 PM
Remember Ronald Reagan’s story about the kid who had to shovel a huge pile of manure? He went about it with such joy he was asked why and said, “With all that manure, there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere.”

I'm not saying this team doesn't have holes. Sure, they do...lots. But there are positives to be taken from the game, that's all I'm saying. People are all doom-n-gloom after 6 innings of 1/162 of a season.

Yesterday, hope was all over this place. Now, 6 innings and it's all gone? Easy there, kids. There are some things that we know are issues. Will they be addressed, I hope so. But regardless, Harang was not as bad as his line and Dunn isn't THAT bad in LF. Not good, but not as bad as he showed today.

The offense has put 7 on the board. It really is not all lost...sheesh.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:29 PM
i have always bragged about gameday audio, but they have lost a lot of that reputation with this performance todayThere was a big arse article in the NY Times sports section about MLB web services yesterday, they host everything themselves and are pouring alot of cash in it. They always seem to have early season problems, probably because they can never replicate the amount of traffic they get, so therefore it makes success always a hair away from failure.

Kc61
04-03-2006, 06:29 PM
I agree that EE should not hit eighth. But hitting him 5th and Kearns 7th seems backward to me.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:30 PM
There's a great outing once again for your boy EE, 3 strike outs he's got the sombrero. Aurilia will play better and so will Womack it won't be EE's year. Not saying he'll never produce but the kid is young. He should still be in Triple A developing...Thanks for the update Nook.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:30 PM
yes he was, but you said the only reason they signed him was because of that hit. They probably signed him because he was an all-star the year before.

Womack wasn't an all-star in 2004. He had a career year.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/womacto01.shtml

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20040704&content_id=786637&vkey=allstar2004&fext=.jsp

:dunno:

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:30 PM
Top of the 9th -- WGN shows a long shot of GABP where it appears a great many Reds Fans have donned empty seat disguises. Rick White on to pitch. He wears number zero as a tribute to his VORP, apparently.

Angel Pagan up to bat and hits a ball through the infield, past Lopez, for a base hit. The kid is 2-3 in his first big league game ever. His grandchildren will, someday, be very sick of hearing this story.

1 on, 0 out.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:30 PM
Remember Ronald Reagan’s story about the kid who had to shovel a huge pile of manure? He went about it with such joy he was asked why and said, “With all that manure, there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere.”

This could be applicable to so many areas of Cincinnati baseball. I have new hope.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Womack wasn't an all-star in 2004. He had a career year.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/womacto01.shtml

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20040704&content_id=786637&vkey=allstar2004&fext=.jsp

:dunno:
Atlee Hammaker was an All Star.

Just sayin...

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:31 PM
I'm not saying this team doesn't have holes. Sure, they do...lots. But there are positives to be taken from the game, that's all I'm saying. People are all doom-n-gloom after 6 innings of 1/162 of a season.

Yesterday, hope was all over this place. Now, 6 innings and it's all gone? Easy there, kids. There are some things that we know are issues. Will they be addressed, I hope so. But regardless, Harang was not as bad as his line and Dunn isn't THAT bad in LF. Not good, but not as bad as he showed today.

The offense has put 7 on the board. It really is not all lost...sheesh.

I'm not badmouthing you - at all.

Just stating that this Reds season is going to be a lot of looking under things to find bright spots. When you couple this pitching staff with this defense there are not a lot of good things that can happen.

Sorry if I seemed to be putting u down - not my intention :thumbup:

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Top 9, 1 on, 0 out

Juan Pierre earns his euros by dropping a bunt down the 3rd base line. Valentin makes the throw but Pierre beats it out. Figures, about the only thing good that the French do is run. That, and fart in your general direction.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Pierre was out but seeing as White is pitching and the game is over I don't care

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Here we go again.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:32 PM
FWIW, pierre was out.

Oh God, here comes the mouth again now.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:32 PM
Rick White on to pitch. He wears number zero as a tribute to his VORP, apparently.


Another classic CE!

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:32 PM
Nice pick by the human picking machine

GOREDSGO32
04-03-2006, 06:32 PM
Is it firesale time yet?????

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:32 PM
Top 9, 2 on, 0 out

Jerry Harrison drops another bunt down (Dusty Baker playing for those all important additional runs in a 5 run game) to advance the runners, but Encarnacion's throw skips to Hatteberg and all hands will be safe.

For the billionth time today, bases loaded, nobody out.

I love my job

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm not badmouthing you - at all.

Just stating that this Reds season is going to be a lot of looking under things to find bright spots. When you couple this pitching staff with this defense there are not a lot of good things that can happen.

Sorry if I seemed to be putting u down - not my intention :thumbup:

Not a prob...just all doom 'n gloom around here already, and you're right. We're gonna have to look to find the bright spots more often than not, sure, but still, I bet things turn around Wed, at least for a game ;)

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:33 PM
i have always bragged about gameday audio, but they have lost a lot of that reputation with this performance today

Yep, this has been a sorry performance. What bugs me the most is that they debut this new interface/player on Opening Day. I don't get it. The "old" interface worked fine.

They'd better get this fixed, because if I keep having outages like this I'm asking for a refund.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 06:33 PM
Is it firesale time yet?????

Relax, opening day. Try to have fun, it's baseball.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:33 PM
Glad to see Dusty still can see his boys bunt.

Hey, whatever it takes.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:34 PM
Top 9, sacks juiced, 0 out

Derrek Lee hits a towering drive to Center Field. Griffey keeps drifting back, as the dozens and dozens of Reds fans at the stadium hold their breath. He catches it at the track, getting 1 run in. Runners advance.

13-7 cubs.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:34 PM
EE hate...nice.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:34 PM
Jerry has set his IBB settings to "More" on his strat season.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:34 PM
62 pages and counting. And it's 13-7.

And there are more people on the board than in GABP.

Nice.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:35 PM
There was a big arse article in the NY Times sports section about MLB web services yesterday, they host everything themselves and are pouring alot of cash in it. They always seem to have early season problems, probably because they can never replicate the amount of traffic they get, so therefore it makes success always a hair away from failure.They just rolled out a new interface on Gameday Audio Saturday, which after today's debacle, which was just piling on considering the Redlegs performance, they obviously did not get that up quite quick enough.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:35 PM
Top 9, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out

Aramis Ramirez draws the 16th walk of the afternoon as Rick White gives him an intentional pass to load the bases again.

Mild chuckling ensues.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:35 PM
62 pages and counting. And it's 13-7.

And there are more people on the board than in GABP.

Nice.
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
I think Redszone should add a rule #6 at the bottom of the page:

"You don't get to complain about the offense when the Reds score 7 or more runs in a game."

...but there are still some Reds players striking out, FCB. The offense will always be a problem so long as it has players who whiff. That's so, so evident. :rolleyes:

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
Atlee Hammaker was an All Star.

Just sayin...

gave up a grand slam to Fred Lynn in '83 in old Comiskey.

Also on the all-star-scratch-your-head-list - Brook Jacoby. But, hey I liked him as an Indian.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
Rick White, the white mans Otis Sistrunk