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reds44
04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
Touchdown Bears

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:36 PM
No DP but that was really a nice turn by Aurilia.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
6-4-3 was smooth at least, albeit late ;)

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Top 9, bases loaded, 1 out

Nefi Perez with an opportunity to add to the Cubs lead. With Rick White on the mound, I'd argue any RBIs he gets should be wiped out due to manager's indifference. Nefi bounces to Lopez, who makes the out at 2nd with the throw to 1st not being in time.

Another run scores. 14-7 cubs.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Bears 14, Bengals 7. It's the two-minute warning.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
I think Dunn had an uncharacteristic game and will always support him. Don't get me wrong I don't think Edwin sucks I just don't think he's developed yet. It took Lopez a few years and he played horendous D and didnt hit well either and ironicly enough he was Edwin's age. It will take Edwin time right now his best bet is too split time with a vet like Aurilia and If this doesnt happen Weds or in the next five games I'll be shocked. Mark my words it will happen this club wants to win now. Not give young players time to develope that arent producing. Naron wont stand for it..

P.s. Edwin errored again on a routine play..

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Good Lord, I'm having flashbacks to the Danny Graves-Cardinals game.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Touchdown Bears

The Bengals haven't been able to stop the run all day long. I knew this would be their achilles heal.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
If Dunn was 9 feet tall he would have had that.

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
bears tack on the 2 pointer. Thomas Jones runs it in.

Strikes Out Looking
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Cry uncle already.

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Is it Mother's Day yet?

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Hanging slider from White, get used to it

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
See, even the double by Barrett has its sliver lining...Hello Ryan Wagner.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
62 pages and counting. And it's 13-7.

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

Nice.
We're real fans..well some of us are.

Dracodave
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
This game is getting pretty :scared: :explode:...almost ignorant with some of the things we've had going on...

16-7...

WOO!!! Welcome to the PLAY-OFFS boys!

GOREDSGO32
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
16-7 .... :thisyear:

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Top 9, men on, 1 out...

Mike Barrett at the plate hits a DEEP DRIVE -- look out, it's heading for Adam Dunn -- that hits just short of being a home run, hitting off the yellow line on the wall. More runs score, as it's a double by Barrett.

It's now 16-7. The seats themselves get up and start heading for the exits.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Sack of Carson Palmer in the endzone gets the Bears a safety. 16-7.

But hey, at least we aren't the Phillies.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 06:38 PM
When's football?

:D

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:39 PM
At least the commish came to see us :D

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:39 PM
It's a loss. Good teams lose between 62-72 games. Oh well 161 to go, but the bad part is we have an off day tomorrow.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:39 PM
But hey, at least we aren't the Phillies.

What's the score over there?

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Good Lord, I'm having flashbacks to the Danny Graves-Cardinals game.

Try some Alka-Seltzer. Then lay on your back and put your feet up.

NC Reds
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
No one mops up like Rick White!!!!!!!

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
The seats themselves get up and start heading for the exits.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Jimmy Rollins final AB coming up for those interested. He's 0-3 so far today.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
What's the score over there?

Phils making a comeback its 13-5.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Forget 14, we need a 16 man staff.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Jimmy Rollins final AB coming up for those interested. He's 0-3 so far today.

scrappy.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
What's the score over there?

13-5 Cards, which is better than we've done, but they got bombed a lot earlier.

Rollins will bat in the top of the eighth, he's 0-3 with the streak on the line. Lance McAlister, a known moron, apparently thinks Rollins' streak is illegitimate because it brackets two seasons. Head asplodes again.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
Is Bush still watching?

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
I think there will be extra fielding tommorrow for all hands to get used to playing in Ohio again.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
5 is the the most ever, ties the 1877 team's allowing 5 against Louisville.

The Reds lost that game 24-6
Almost got there

Strikes Out Looking
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
It's times like these that the Reds will miss Casey. No one to give out hugs in the locker room after the game.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
This game just put an exclamation point on the two problems I was most worried about, defense and the bullpen. The Reds have a bunch of mismatched parts.

redsrule2500
04-03-2006, 06:41 PM
screw ryan dempster, screw him.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
If the Reds were a Broadway Play, they'd be tearing down scenery as we speak.

They open up the new ballpark to a 10-0 pasting by the mighty Buccos.

New ownership on the scene and its 16 runs and counting.

I laughed, I cried...

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
Nice pick by the human picking machine

It's a small sample size, but Hatteberg has to be the worst fielding 1B I've ever seen.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
Where's Danny when we need him.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
The human dumpster maybe he'll walk 7 in the 9th, lord knows he did it with the reds. No one wants to argue the EE point anymore eh?

Gallen5862
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
My cable just came back on.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:42 PM
P.s. Edwin errored again on a routine play..

Just a friendly tip, you might want to review the rules of the board before you post any further.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:43 PM
It's now 16-7. The seats themselves get up and start heading for the exits.
http://lastperson.suncircle.org/Smileys/default/Guffaw.gif

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:43 PM
My cable just came back on.
Turn it off.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:43 PM
It's a small sample size, but Hatteberg has to be the worst fielding 1B I've ever seen.He is well below average and may actually be slower and less mobile than Casey

klw
04-03-2006, 06:43 PM
On the plus side the Cubs were held scoreless in 6 of the 9 innings.:)

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 06:44 PM
The human dumpster maybe he'll walk 7 in the 9th, lord knows he did it with the reds. No one wants to argue the EE point anymore eh?

No, it's just most of us think the idea of sitting down a 23-year-old 3B who dominated AAA last season for a has-been based on ONE GAME is exactly the kind of thinking that's gotten us into this six year morass of craposity.

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:44 PM
The human dumpster maybe he'll walk 7 in the 9th, lord knows he did it with the reds. No one wants to argue the EE point anymore eh?

Nah, we just know how to ignore now.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:44 PM
No one mops up like Rick White!!!!!!!
Well, he looks like Mr. Clean...

NatiRedGals
04-03-2006, 06:44 PM
Abad!!!!!!!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Rollins up, 3-0 count...I picked him for my "beat the streak"....he GOT A HIT!


37 AND COUNTING! (Double to RF)

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Rollins up, 3-0 count...I picked him for my "beat the streak"....he GOT A HIT!


37 AND COUNTING!


Hoooray!!! Best thing to happen today.

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Rollins doubled. The streak is alive!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Go Rollins

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Nice AB Andy...whether you think he should be on the 25 or not, he had a very very good spring. Good for him.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Rollins up, 3-0 count...I picked him for my "beat the streak"....he GOT A HIT!


37 AND COUNTING! (Double to RF)

Schweet. Good for him!

Heath
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
I looked up quick - I though Luke Hudson was hitting left handed.

I need a cup of coffee.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Good Job, Rich. FeLo has a double in his bag-o-tricks ;)

NatiRedGals
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Reds wont die lol

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:46 PM
So when Narron does this he'll be in morass of craposity?
Aurillia is 2 for 2 hmmm...

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:47 PM
3 run hr here and we're within a TD again

reds44
04-03-2006, 06:48 PM
Cubs 16
Reds 7

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:48 PM
I am setting the over/under line of times the Reds give up 2 TD's or more at 7.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 06:48 PM
Well, I don't care...it's just damn good to have baseball back. See you diehards on Wednesday! :beerme:

NatiRedGals
04-03-2006, 06:48 PM
Welp hey it was a worth while learned alot keep hitting like this gonna be hard to beat us

NatiRedGals
04-03-2006, 06:49 PM
I loved Tony Womack proved everyone wrong 4-5

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 06:49 PM
1300 posts..good work crew.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:49 PM
Aurillia is 2 for 2 hmmm...
Aurillia is not your saviour.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah, Womack was good today. Credit where credit is due.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 06:50 PM
So when Narron does this he'll be in morass of craposity?
Aurillia is 2 for 2 hmmm...

No, benching Encarnacion for Aurilia would be a perfectly Reds thing to do. The Reds are also on a nice run among the dumbest franchises in sports.

I'd just like to see the Reds assist a young player's career instead of retarding it they way they did with Kearns and Pena. And one surefire way to destroy a young player's confidence is to bench him based on small sample size. Period.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 06:50 PM
I loved Tony Womack proved everyone wrong 4-5
What's even better is the concept that 1/162 of the season is a mirror of reality.

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:50 PM
I loved Tony Womack proved everyone wrong 4-5

The box score shows 1-2. Two walks though. Nice day for Tony.

However, one good day doesn't prove anybody wrong.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 06:50 PM
Womack was great and I think you'll see him playing quite often with Aurilia and Encarnacion spliting time and Freel being the utility stud he is I think we've got a pretty good offense here..

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Games like this are like receiving what you think is your favorite chocolate cake--only to discover that it's not chocolate icing....

:barf:

BRM
04-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Womack was great and I think you'll see him playing quite often with Aurilia and Encarnacion spliting time and Freel being the utility stud he is I think we've got a pretty good offense here..

Keep saying that. It may come true if you wish it hard enough. ;)

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 06:52 PM
I think Dunn had an uncharacteristic game and will always support him.

Me too. I blame the wind today.


Don't get me wrong I don't think Edwin sucks I just don't think he's developed yet.

I felt that way last season. I don't feel that way anymore.


Naron wont stand for it..

After todays game, I think Narron will be out of a job before the trade deadline.


P.s. Edwin errored again on a routine play..

Error should have been charged to Hatteberg. I said it when the move of Dunn to 1B was being bandied about and I'll say it again with Hatty being there, but the Reds will miss Casey's defense.

Dracodave
04-03-2006, 06:52 PM
Womack playing everyday is like :bang: :bang: :bang:

Puffy
04-03-2006, 06:54 PM
I loved Tony Womack proved everyone wrong 4-5

Last year on opening day for the Yankees:

Apr. 3 BOS W 9-2 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .600 .600 1.200 .600

And he ended up as the third worst position player in baseball. One game does not prove people wrong. We have 9 years of evidence which proves us right actually.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 06:54 PM
Womack was great and I think you'll see him playing quite often with Aurilia and Encarnacion spliting time and Freel being the utility stud he is I think we've got a pretty good offense here..

I hit a home run once on my little league team.

Must make me a power hitter.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 06:57 PM
Sandy Alomar catching for the Dodgers, I thought he was dead.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Usually, I hate the day off after opening day. After today's game, I say, WHEW!!

OldXOhio
04-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Rollins up, 3-0 count...I picked him for my "beat the streak"....he GOT A HIT!


37 AND COUNTING! (Double to RF)

Soon he was go hitless and this notion of "a streak" will be over.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 07:00 PM
Sandy Alomar catching for the Dodgers, I thought he was dead.
Dodgers like the vet factor.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 07:00 PM
Sorry about that. The internet died in my apartment suddenly. Apologies to the family of Andy Abad.

On the bright side, nowhere to go but up this season!

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 07:01 PM
Soon he was go hitless and this ridiculous notion of "a streak" will be over.


I can see your point, but, really, he has hit safely in 37 consecutive games...I would assume an asterisk, but still, it's quite an impressive feat.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 07:04 PM
I think if one is feeling especially masochistic today that they should force themselves to listen to Sportstalk on The Big One tonight. I'm sure today's game will bring out the best in the callers. :evil:

Puffy
04-03-2006, 07:05 PM
I can see your point, but, really, he has hit safely in 37 consecutive games...I would assume an asterisk, but still, it's quite an impressive feat.

You are correct, sir - if he were to break DiMaggio's record DiMaggio would still be listed in the record books as holder of the longest streak in one year - which would still be the one to beat.

Rollins would hold the record of most consecutive games with a hit though - so yeah, DiMaggio keeps his record either way.

And it would be unbelievably impressive - its not Rollins fault when his streak occurred.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 07:06 PM
I think if one is feeling especially masochistic today that they should force themselves to listen to Sportstalk on The Big One tonight. I'm sure today's game will bring out the best in the callers. :evil:


Yeah, just what I want to hear--hours of people mis-assigning blame for the loss.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
I'm thinking WMP might call up Dunn tonight and ask him if he'd like to sign up for a personal fielding practice session with him.

red-in-la
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
What's even better is the concept that 1/162 of the season is a mirror of reality.

I am AFRAID that it is for this team in the field......this is going to get REALLY ugly.....

If I were a REds pitcher I would start a petition or something demanding eight guys behind me who can catch and throw a ball.....oh, and a CF that does more than watch any ball NOT hit right at him......oh, and a LF who can catch anything at all.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Expect Dunn to get most of the blame, and expect about 5 callers to say we should have traded Dunn and kept Casey.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Yeah, just what I want to hear--hours of people mis-assigning blame for the loss.I blame Pedro Borbon...1990 did not really break the curse, he put on a double whammy

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 07:10 PM
Expect Dunn to get most of the blame, and expect about 5 callers to say we should have traded Dunn and kept Casey.

And at least one "Heey Andy...we should go sign Roger Clemens..."

OldXOhio
04-03-2006, 07:11 PM
And it would be unbelievably impressive

No question it is very impressive. I just don't think it should be recognized as a record in the same light as Dimaggio


its not Rollins fault when his streak occurred.

How so? If Rollins hit streak is not determined by Rollins, then by who. If he wants the record, do it in midseason.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 07:12 PM
But then I guess sports talk show guys would be out of work if not for the hopeless rubes--if everyone watched the game and each saw the truth, there wouldn't be much to talk about, eh?

Dracodave
04-03-2006, 07:12 PM
I am AFRAID that it is for this team in the field......this is going to get REALLY ugly.....

If I were a REds pitcher I would start a petition or something demanding eight guys behind me who can catch and throw a ball.....oh, and a CF that does more than watch any ball NOT hit right at him......oh, and a LF who can catch anything at all.


Outside of the comments about Dunn, I'll settle with sub-par defense for an improved after today it seems bat. I totally agree.

Griffey looked retarded compared to Juan Piere, it was like Griffey was just going to watch Dunn or Kearns try to take over CF.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 07:13 PM
IMO, it would be two seperate records. Best single-season hit streak and longest hit-streak.

cReds1
04-03-2006, 07:13 PM
Expect Dunn to get most of the blame, and expect about 5 callers to say we should have traded Dunn and kept Casey.

Probably from the same 30,000 that left the game early. I wonder why?

Dunn is a horrible left fielder and anyone saying it was the wind is a joke. I don't recall the left fielder for the Cubs screwing up on a fly ball. Plus, what about the one he didn't even play off the wall correctly? I could go on and on with him. He is too slow to play LF, period!

You don't think he should be playing better outfield by now? How many years does it take?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 07:18 PM
He should be at 1st, I've been saying so for about a year ;)

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 07:18 PM
If Edwin is playing third base the whole game the next five games and not sharing time with Aurilia I won't bother anyone on this board anymore but If he's spliting time ya know I'm gonna tell you I told ya so! to the 5 or 10 posters that disagreed. I'm also going out on a limb here and saying hetteberg and womack will be big contributors to this club but only time will tell in that insight..

flyer85
04-03-2006, 07:25 PM
what happened to those 22 ST wins

pedro
04-03-2006, 07:27 PM
yeah Dunn had a horrible game in the field. And while he isn't a great fielder he isn't as bad as he looked today either.

Players have bad games. It happens. Today was one of those days.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 07:31 PM
what happened to those 22 ST wins

[EDWARD G. ROBINSON] Where's your Brian Buchanan now?! Eh? [/EDWARD G. ROBINSON]

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 07:44 PM
...and anyone saying it was the wind is a joke.

As I look out my door at the wind picking up from the storm front that's coming from OH-IO, I'm just glad you appreciated the humor.


I could go on and on with him.

Oh please do.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 07:47 PM
He is too slow to play LF, period!



I thought that Dunn was actually pretty fast? Maybe not.

paintmered
04-03-2006, 07:55 PM
All,

Chill. There is enough vitirol being thrown around in here to warrant taking cover. My advice: it's a long season - don't burn yourself out in April.

Thanks.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 07:57 PM
All,

Chill. There is enough vitirol being thrown around in here to warrant taking cover. My advice: it's a long season - don't burn yourself out in April.

Thanks.

He's right...look on the brightside: this is likely the closest the Reds will be to first place all season. :evil:

flyer85
04-03-2006, 08:00 PM
the only stuff I complained about were the same things I griped about all spring, the pen and the defense. Today kind of put an exclamation point on it.

M2
04-03-2006, 08:06 PM
I'm of the opinion that if Rollins somehow manages to beat DiMaggio's streak over two seasons that he'll have performed the more difficult of the two feats.

DiMaggio got to ride a single groove. Rollins had to ride one, then take six months off, then pick it up again. That's incredibly difficult, particularly for a guy who's a notoriously slow starter.

cReds1
04-03-2006, 08:06 PM
As I look out my door at the wind picking up from the storm front that's coming from OH-IO, I'm just glad you appreciated the humor.



Oh please do.

What humor? I don't see no humor in a guy who can't play the outfield. He is horrible! Wake Up!

Oh this is too easy...

Angel Pagan's bases-loaded bloop to left was misplayed by Dunn, who got a late jump and missed the ball as he dove. That scored Michael Barrett with the go-ahead run. Relief pitcher Chris Hammond couldn't come up with Juan Pierre's grounder up the middle, scoring another run.

After Todd Walker's RBI single, Dunn misplayed Derrek Lee's drive to the wall and fell on the warning track as another run scored. Two more runs would score before the inning ended.

pedro
04-03-2006, 08:13 PM
What humor? I don't see no humor in a guy who can't play the outfield. He is horrible! Wake Up!

Oh this is too easy...

Angel Pagan's bases-loaded bloop to left was misplayed by Dunn, who got a late jump and missed the ball as he dove. That scored Michael Barrett with the go-ahead run. Relief pitcher Chris Hammond couldn't come up with Juan Pierre's grounder up the middle, scoring another run.

After Todd Walker's RBI single, Dunn misplayed Derrek Lee's drive to the wall and fell on the warning track as another run scored. Two more runs would score before the inning ended.


So what? He had a bad game. It happens. Granted it was the worst game I've ever seen him have in the OF, but come on, it was one game. It's not like that stuff happens every game.

CTA513
04-03-2006, 08:13 PM
What humor? I don't see no humor in a guy who can't play the outfield. He is horrible! Wake Up!

Oh this is too easy...

Angel Pagan's bases-loaded bloop to left was misplayed by Dunn, who got a late jump and missed the ball as he dove. That scored Michael Barrett with the go-ahead run. Relief pitcher Chris Hammond couldn't come up with Juan Pierre's grounder up the middle, scoring another run.

After Todd Walker's RBI single, Dunn misplayed Derrek Lee's drive to the wall and fell on the warning track as another run scored. Two more runs would score before the inning ended.

Adam Dunn eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

:eek:

westofyou
04-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Wake Up!

:sleep:

paintmered
04-03-2006, 08:15 PM
What humor? I don't see no humor in a guy who can't play the outfield. He is horrible! Wake Up!

Oh this is too easy...

Angel Pagan's bases-loaded bloop to left was misplayed by Dunn, who got a late jump and missed the ball as he dove. That scored Michael Barrett with the go-ahead run. Relief pitcher Chris Hammond couldn't come up with Juan Pierre's grounder up the middle, scoring another run.

After Todd Walker's RBI single, Dunn misplayed Derrek Lee's drive to the wall and fell on the warning track as another run scored. Two more runs would score before the inning ended.

Tone it down. This is your first and only warning.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Adam Dunn eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

:eek:
Solid.

wolfboy
04-03-2006, 08:16 PM
I'm of the opinion that if Rollins somehow manages to beat DiMaggio's streak over two seasons that he'll have performed the more difficult of the two feats.

DiMaggio got to ride a single groove. Rollins had to ride one, then take six months off, then pick it up again. That's incredibly difficult, particularly for a guy who's a notoriously slow starter.

That's an interesting way of looking at it. I think I might agree with you.

M2
04-03-2006, 08:19 PM
Dunn's no Carl Crawford out there in the field, but I would think it would be apparent that today was a particularly bad defensive outing for the big fella. Mix that with Jr.'s zero range act in CF (he gave away two hits today), Womack not turning a ready-made triple play in the first, poor pitching, crazy wind patterns and more than a few screwy bounces and you get a 16-run drubbing.

Though today was an excellent reminder that the Reds front office had better start taking defense seriously. Denorfia to CF, Jr. to LF and Dunn to 1B along with Izturis at SS and Felipe at SS would make a huge difference. It's time to start putting people in the right places.

Blimpie
04-03-2006, 08:33 PM
Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady.It appears as though the long arduous search for a fresh signature has suddenly ended....

Heath
04-03-2006, 08:38 PM
For those of you who joined us late or have read each and every thread on each and every 69 pages, congratulations. You've reached maximum capacity of all things Red. Please see a friendly ORG poster for some positive rep points or negative points. :thumbup:

BaseballBum
04-03-2006, 08:44 PM
Dunn has a skillet for a glove, but he hits homeruns and that's all that matters to most fans.

reds44
04-03-2006, 08:46 PM
Dunn has a skillet for a glove, but he hits homeruns and that's all that matters to most fans.
And OBP if you are a Reds fan.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 08:47 PM
Dunn Gave up more runs today then our Pitchers did? lol

J/k

But he does need to work on that.. a few of them were just plan silly.

The HR was nice but when u drop 3 Balls allowing 5 runs to score somethings wrong.

Could be be cause he played at 1B most of ST? I dunno but it was definitly a game he'll be wanting to forget QUICKLY.

It's just one game lets put this one behind us.. learn from our mistakes.

We still have 161 More.

wolfboy
04-03-2006, 08:56 PM
It's not very encouraging to see that it's taken one game for the Dunn witch hunt to begin. There is no denying that he had a terrible day in the field, but it was one game. It's easy to pile on the guy, but how many of you would want to be crucified over one of your lesser days? Right now, you could ship Dunn out for any pitcher in baseball and this team is not going to be a contender. There are holes all over this squad. Dunn's defense in LF is just a small part of the problem.

Sham
04-03-2006, 09:19 PM
Problem is we need both good defense and good pitching to win, and right now we aren't getting either.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 09:23 PM
Dunn has a skillet for a glove, but he hits homeruns and that's all that matters to most fans.He compiles an unusual amount of total bases and doesn't waste outs, something most baseball fans like to see from hitters.

He usually he passes in the field and often because of his shakiness more people test his arm and he can make them pay for it.

That said, now woud be a good time for anyone who hasn't done it in awhile to go out and shag some flies, better yet pick a windy day and do it.

I've done it and it's not as easy as I remember it being.

Sham
04-03-2006, 09:25 PM
WOY is the ultimate voice of reason. I want him on my jury.

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 09:29 PM
LOUD noises.

MrCinatit
04-03-2006, 09:32 PM
I'm of the opinion that if Rollins somehow manages to beat DiMaggio's streak over two seasons that he'll have performed the more difficult of the two feats.

DiMaggio got to ride a single groove. Rollins had to ride one, then take six months off, then pick it up again. That's incredibly difficult, particularly for a guy who's a notoriously slow starter.

i could not agree more. i consider it a rather impressive feat.

as for the game, i will only say the only thing uglier than it is some of the comments in this thread. 'nuff said.

JohnnyBench
04-03-2006, 10:03 PM
LOUD noises.

That's hilarious. Do you really love the lamp?

I'm o.k. with us losing our first game. We won our first three last year and that seemed to work out really well for us. I can live with 161-1.

KGJR30
04-03-2006, 10:11 PM
One loss. One of many. And the comments? Give me a break.

Womack sucks, but not so bad today, except he let a base hit get by him--bench him.

Hatteburg sucks, except when he hits a big homerun.

Griffey is too old and slow to play centerfield.

Reds pitching is horrible and Krivisky has not done enough in the three months he's been here (3 months?).

We are doomed and I ain't gonna watch no more.

Harang sucks.

It goes on and on. Is this the Reds board or the board of the damned.

Just asking...

wheels
04-03-2006, 10:22 PM
It's Opening Day.

Everything's magnified.

I made three delicious Cincinnati Chili coneys (the chili was freaking Homemade, and I did it myself!), drank expensive Japanese beer, my dog's thyroid medicine seems to be working, my girlfriend doesn't seem to be mad at me for anything right now........

It's Baseball season, and all is right with the world.

I choose to not be down about anything, especially a baseball game that was seemingly being played in a vortex (or whatever you would call a swirling wind thingy).

It was Bizarro Baseball, and it was just one day.

Does anyone expect that squad to win the division anyway?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 10:38 PM
One loss. One of many. And the comments? Give me a break.

Womack sucks, but not so bad today, except he let a base hit get by him--bench him.

Hatteburg sucks, except when he hits a big homerun.

Griffey is too old and slow to play centerfield.

Reds pitching is horrible and Krivisky has not done enough in the three months he's been here (3 months?).

We are doomed and I ain't gonna watch no more.

Harang sucks.

It goes on and on. Is this the Reds board or the board of the damned.

Just asking...

Today was a microcosm of last year. Starting pitching that can't get out of it's own way -- relief pitching that can't get outs -- defense that blunders through the field, and an offense that produces enough runs for winning baseball. The Reds scored 6 or more runs and LOST a whopping 14 times last year. They're off to a flying start in that category this year.

You see a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth because right now the calender says it's game 1, but it really might as well be game 501, because nothing has changed since last year, or the year before that, or the year before that.

And yes, KGJ is too slow to play CF. I counted at least two balls that he couldn't make plays on that would've been easy or makeable plays for a player like Chris Denorfia or Ryan Freel. He hasn't lost a step, he's lost several steps. That's not a knock on him, as he's still lethal with the stick, but it's time for him to move somewhere where he won't be detrimental to the team on defense.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Today was a microcosm of last year. Starting pitching that can't get out of it's own way -- relief pitching that can't get outs -- defense that blunders through the field, and an offense that produces enough runs for winning baseball. The Reds scored 6 or more runs and LOST a whopping 14 times last year. They're off to a flying start in that category this year.

You see a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth because right now the calender says it's game 1, but it really might as well be game 501, because nothing has changed since last year, or the year before that, or the year before that.


Which means we have an awesome streak of our own to follow. Poop streak. :thumbup:

CincyReds2003
04-03-2006, 10:45 PM
LOUD noises.



Where did you get the hand grenade?

KittyDuran
04-03-2006, 10:46 PM
WOW!!! Just got home from the game and festivities, and saw almost 1,400 posts on this game thread (is that a record?). I guess I'll have to catch up tomorrow at lunch time. ;)

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 10:47 PM
WOW!!! Just got home from the game and festivities, and saw almost 1,400 posts on this game thread (is that a record?). I guess I'll have to catch up tomorrow at lunch time. ;)

Trust me it's not worth it. It's just reliving the agony, but with a bunch of moaning.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 11:16 PM
Hey..my posts were positive :D

traderumor
04-03-2006, 11:39 PM
I watched some of the re-broadcast and came away thinking that the biggest problem Aaron Harang had today was the same one Zambrano had--a horrible strike zone by the home plate ump. I knew going in with the wind it was going to be a wild day, then the ump was screwing with both pitchers on the strike zone. Harang made some daggone good pitches on the corners that would have got him out of trouble two different times, and blue decided he wanted noticed.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 11:41 PM
I watched some of the re-broadcast and came away thinking that the biggest problem Aaron Harang had today was the same one Zambrano had--a horrible strike zone by the home plate ump. I knew going in with the wind it was going to be a wild day, then the ump was screwing with both pitchers on the strike zone. Harang made some daggone good pitches on the corners that would have got him out of trouble two different times, and blue decided he wanted noticed.

Maybe, but the Cubs bullpen held it together. The Reds BP just threw kerosene on Dante's Inferno.

redsmetz
04-03-2006, 11:41 PM
I watched some of the re-broadcast and came away thinking that the biggest problem Aaron Harang had today was the same one Zambrano had--a horrible strike zone by the home plate ump. I knew going in with the wind it was going to be a wild day, then the ump was screwing with both pitchers on the strike zone. Harang made some daggone good pitches on the corners that would have got him out of trouble two different times, and blue decided he wanted noticed.

AMEN, BROTHER!!!! :beerme:

redsmetz
04-03-2006, 11:43 PM
AMEN, BROTHER!!!! :beerme:

I meant to write more. In the first inning, it was so clear and it went both ways. By the game's end, I figured he must be a bleeping Eskimo, although in the 9th he finally seemed to have put his eyeglasses on and was calling some pitches. Was that Angel Hernandez back there - he's the worst umpire in MLB! If it wasn't him, it must be his evil twin!

KySteveH
04-04-2006, 12:06 AM
along with Izturis at SS and Felipe at SS would make a huge difference. It's time to start putting people in the right places.

Now this might work...You think anyone would notice the 3 guys on the left side?

lucky bugle boy
04-04-2006, 12:15 AM
I agree with the small strike zone, up and outside esp. Did you notice the low pitch he rung Lopez up on tho? That hurt my fantasy stats!

reds44
04-04-2006, 12:18 AM
I agree with the small strike zone, up and outside esp. Did you notice the low pitch he rung Lopez up on tho? That hurt my fantasy stats!
If you are talking about the one in the later innings of the game, it not only hurt your fantasy stats it was one of the daggers of the game. I think we were down 4 at that point and had 2 men on. A walk to Felipe and a dinger or even a single by Jr. would have tied it or cut it to 2.

lucky bugle boy
04-04-2006, 12:19 AM
Yep, that's the one.

lucky bugle boy
04-04-2006, 12:20 AM
And it was on a full count as I recall.

reds44
04-04-2006, 12:21 AM
Yep, that's the one.
What made that at bat even worse was that Felipe took a couple of borderline pitches in around the same area and he called them balls. Then he rings him up. Bad.

reds44
04-04-2006, 12:21 AM
And it was on a full count as I recall.
It was either that or 2-2. I think it might have been 2-2.

lucky bugle boy
04-04-2006, 12:24 AM
What made that at bat even worse was that Felipe took a couple of borderline pitches in around the same area and he called them balls. Then he rings him up. Bad.
Exactly, I thought that Felipe had the 'zone figured out, and he probably did too. He let really close pitches go by. He was not happy, judging by the reaction.

forfreelin04
04-04-2006, 12:27 AM
I'm not sure if anybody's mentioned this. If so I'm sorry but I didn't want to go back through 70 pages of thread. But after taping the game today and then watching it just now. I was real pissed as anyone would be. Maybe I was a little bit embarassed but maybe its a good thing! Call me an optimist but last year opening day was pretty amazing for the Reds. Beating up on Pedro, two Dunn homers, and a Randa walk off. As we all saw last year wasn't the best of year. Maybe this year with this sour taste on opening day means bigger and better things to come?

HAHA I know I know... a guy can dream cant he? :)

Reds1
04-04-2006, 12:55 AM
Wow! This has to be a record on a game thread. I just wanted to be a part of it! I have Zambrano in fantasy and he got 0 points. You would think at least if the reds lose 16-7 I could have got a win in my fantasy league. LOL - just kidding! :)

That strike zone was small, but it was for both. Arroyo to the rescue on Wed. We win that and this loss isn't that big o deal! NIGHT

Big Klu
04-04-2006, 01:46 AM
Just got back. It was COLD!! I had fun though, even if the Reds lost. A bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day at work! I'm not too concerned, though--it was a weird kind of game, and I have confidence that the Reds will bounce back Wednesday behind Arroyo.

Just for the record:


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Gus Bell - 160
11. Adam Dunn - 159
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 138
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2006, 01:58 AM
41 away from 200. There is a pretty good possibily of him moving into 6th all-time on the Reds list before the season ends.

KronoRed
04-04-2006, 04:15 AM
Pretty good company he's in.

Ron Madden
04-04-2006, 05:30 AM
Wow, I just read all 1,405 post in this thread.

My eyes are burnining and my head hurts.

I feel the need to take a shower.... ;)

Heath
04-04-2006, 08:54 AM
Wow, I just read all 1,405 post in this thread.

My eyes are burnining and my head hurts.

I feel the need to take a shower.... ;)

Or call an opthomologist to get an eye transplant.

Then, call a shrink to get therapy.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2006, 09:09 AM
I was listening to the Reds broadcast going home from work and Joe Nuxhall summed it up the best after Dunn's third misplay, "This is embarassing." I sure hope this isn't what is going to go on all season. If it is the Reds may set a record for futliity. Only 161 more games to go.

BTW is this a record number of post for game thread? Over 1400 reply's is amazing.

klw
04-04-2006, 09:38 AM
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders

24. Gordy Coleman - 98



C'mon Gordy!!!

flyer85
04-04-2006, 10:08 AM
I was listening to the Reds broadcast going home from work and Joe Nuxhall summed it up the best after Dunn's third misplay, "This is embarassing." I sure hope this isn't what is going to go on all season.What is embarrassing is that the GM/Manager were given a perfect opportunity to address some of the long term defensive issues with this team in the spring and simply chose not to do it.

BRM
04-04-2006, 10:33 AM
What is embarrassing is that the GM/Manager were given a perfect opportunity to address some of the long term defensive issues with this team in the spring and simply chose not to do it.

Exactly.

Reds Nd2
04-04-2006, 02:33 PM
What humor? I don't see no humor in a guy who can't play the outfield. He is horrible! Wake Up!

At this risk of drawing the wrath of the mods, I'll just say that I'm giving the OF's a pass on yesterdays performance. I think anyone would have had trouble making plays that were far from routine due to the wicked conditions and I'll leave it at that.

OldXOhio
04-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I'm of the opinion that if Rollins somehow manages to beat DiMaggio's streak over two seasons that he'll have performed the more difficult of the two feats.

DiMaggio got to ride a single groove. Rollins had to ride one, then take six months off, then pick it up again. That's incredibly difficult, particularly for a guy who's a notoriously slow starter.

Interesting perspectives and ones that I had not considered, esp re: Rollins slow start. Nonetheless, I remain of the opinion that the time off is more beneficial to the athlete if for no other reasons, it removes much of the pressure and limelight while allowing the player to recharge his batteries. And I would tend to agree with you more about the "single groove" notion if we were talking about a record a little more short term in nature. The fact that we're talking about something that lasted over two months speaks volumes to the sheer grit of the record holder. Perhaps I'm underestimating him, but I can't imagine Dimaggio was completely on his game every night for that long.

savafan
04-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Looking back now, it's simple to see why the Reds lost.

We didn't mock them enough.

M2
04-04-2006, 03:37 PM
Looking back now, it's simple to see why the Reds lost.

We didn't mock them enough.

I blame Chip.

Chip R
04-04-2006, 03:41 PM
I blame Chip.

I blame Bob Boone.

KronoRed
04-04-2006, 03:44 PM
The mocking was lacking, we should trade for some high powered mockers.

Chip R
04-04-2006, 03:50 PM
The mocking was lacking, we should trade for some high powered mockers.

I'll be around tomorrow for some high-powered mocking.

KronoRed
04-04-2006, 03:52 PM
Bring your A game.

redsmetz
04-04-2006, 04:37 PM
HAHA I know I know... a guy can dream cant he? :)

My oldest daughter is keeping a blog of her year in DC as a Jesuit Volunteer. She wrote about Opening Day yesterday and finished with:


Oh, and lest I complain too much--happy Opening Day everyone!! This is our year, I can feel it--I mean, I can dream with the best of them. :) :)

forfreelin04
04-05-2006, 02:11 AM
My oldest daughter is keeping a blog of her year in DC as a Jesuit Volunteer. She wrote about Opening Day yesterday and finished with:

:)

HAHA we'll keep dreaming then..... Go Reds!

Ron Madden
04-05-2006, 03:35 AM
Or call an opthomologist to get an eye transplant.

Then, call a shrink to get therapy.

I just might be due for an eye exam and I'm quite sure my head causes more pain to others than to myself. :)

I think I'll pass on seeking therapy though.

Don't want to be brainwashed into thinking Womack and Aurillia are more valuable to this club than Adam and Edwin. ;)

vaticanplum
04-05-2006, 04:24 PM
Do game threads ever get archived? "If" things get bad this year, I'd like to be able to re-live this game for solace (ie. I'm praying it won't get worse than this. I'm a fool, I know.)

Chip R
04-05-2006, 04:46 PM
Do game threads ever get archived? "If" things get bad this year, I'd like to be able to re-live this game for solace (ie. I'm praying it won't get worse than this. I'm a fool, I know.)

Sometimes. It's up to the Gang of 10 though. ;)

KittyDuran
04-05-2006, 11:26 PM
Sometimes. It's up to the Gang of 10 though. ;)and the "10" changes on a daily basis...;)

KronoRed
04-06-2006, 12:16 AM
Last years opening day game thread still lives, only 700 odd posts..good work this year team :D

Chip R
04-06-2006, 12:22 AM
Last years opening day game thread still lives, only 700 odd posts..good work this year team :D

Last year, Krono went to the game. Only 700 posts in the thread.

This year Krono does not go to the game. Game thread doubles in posts.

Coincidence? You decide.

KronoRed
04-06-2006, 04:59 PM
http://lastperson.suncircle.org/Smileys/default/Innocent.GIF

vaticanplum
03-28-2007, 05:01 PM
Alright, I got off my lazy butt and bumped it myself.

Classic in its own right.

KronoRed
03-28-2007, 05:23 PM
CE with good commentary here, he needs a long term deal

NatiRedGals
03-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Hatteberg batting in front of Kearns?

Well if he was here at all right now i wouldnt mind that batting order :) LOL

Joseph
03-29-2007, 12:41 PM
and the "10" changes on a daily basis...;)

Yeah, I was a member of the 10. I was a member for 21 days once - the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage when a member of the 10, somebody else carries your bags. It was great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.

KronoRed
03-29-2007, 12:48 PM
Harang got hit around in this game, this thread outta be locked :help:

reds44
03-29-2007, 02:52 PM
Ewww Tony Womack batting leadoff, I was hoping to never see that again.

Meanwhile, look how much things change in only a year:

Last year's starting lineup:
Tony Womack 2B
Felipe Lopez SS
Ken Griffey Jr. CF
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Javier Valentin C
Aaron Harang P

This years (probable):
Ryan Freel CF
Adam Dunn LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross

and the Cubs

last year:
Juan Pierre CF
Todd Walker 2B
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Jacque Jones RF
Michael Barrett C
Matt Murton LF
Ronny Cedeno SS
Carlos Zambrano P

this year:
Alfonso Soriano CF
Matt Murton LF
Derreck Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Michael Barret C
Jacque Jones RF
Mark Derosa 2B
Cesar Izturis SS
Carlos Zambrano P