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reds44
04-02-2006, 09:50 PM
http://llc.fanball.com/fanball/images/story/5565.jpg vs. http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20050717/CHC_zambrano_62612.jpg
Aaron Harang (0-0 0.00) vs. Carlos Zambrano (0-0 0.00)

Time: 2:10 ET/ 1:10 CT
Where: Great American Ballpark
TV: FSN Cincinnati and WGN
Radio: 700 WLW and 720 WGN


Cubs Starting Lineup:

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


Reds 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

Let's Go Reds!!!!

jmcclain19
04-02-2006, 09:53 PM
Ahh...the Lineup that kept me awake nights all winter has become reality.

I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue

KronoRed
04-02-2006, 09:55 PM
Go Reds ;)

RBA
04-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Looks like the Cub pitcher is a giant compared to Harang. ;)

reds44
04-02-2006, 09:58 PM
Looks like the Cub pitcher is a giant compared to Harang. ;)
:laugh:

Sorry about that.

VI_RedsFan
04-02-2006, 10:01 PM
I can't wait!! GO REDS!!!!!!!

cincinnati chili
04-02-2006, 10:03 PM
Womack career v. Zambrano: 2 for 12, 1 double

Freel career v. Zambrano: 1 for 9

Aurilia career v. Zambrano: 3 for 5

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/bvsp?playerId=4499

KronoRed
04-02-2006, 10:05 PM
Rich is the answer.

vaticanplum
04-02-2006, 10:11 PM
Rich is the answer.

Oh, if I had a nickel, etc.

Personally I'm holding my breath for a zambrano Opening day freakout. It's only a matter of time, so why not tomorrow?

Jr's Boy
04-02-2006, 10:17 PM
Hatteberg batting in front of Kearns?

KronoRed
04-02-2006, 10:20 PM
Hatteberg batting in front of Kearns?
It's a split the leftie rightie thing

Check it out

L Womack
S Lopez
L JR
L Dunn
R EE
L Hatteberg
R Kearns
S Valentine
R Harang

When we face a leftie Dunn will go to 5th and Hatte will drop to 7th behind Kearns.

RedsMan3203
04-02-2006, 10:26 PM
Tomorrow is a great day to skip class.

Go Reds :)

Chip R
04-02-2006, 10:31 PM
Not exactly the best lineup in the world but hopefully we will emerge victorious.

If you are a Reds fan, there is no place better to be on Opening Day in Cincinnati than at the yard. It is a shame it only happens once a year.

crazyredsfan
04-02-2006, 10:39 PM
I am just happy to have real baseball to listen to instead of working

reds44
04-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Tomorrow is a great day to skip class.

Go Reds :)
Yes!

Being a high school student I am going to have a case of the red fever tomorrow. No way you will find me at school.

Only bad thing is I have to watch the Cub broadcast and not the Reds. At least I can watch Real Reds before and Reds Wrap after the game.

edabbs44
04-02-2006, 10:54 PM
What's the over/under on this statement? Narron: "Womack is really pressing right now. We're going to give him a breather and see what Ryan and Rich can do at 2nd."

I say 18.5 games.

KronoRed
04-02-2006, 10:58 PM
I say 30

oneupper
04-02-2006, 11:08 PM
According to Marc's blog we get Rusch, Snell, Maholm and Perez after Zambrano.
Three lefties in the first five games.
I don't know what our lineup against lefties will be, but I think I'm not going to like it.

flyer85
04-02-2006, 11:10 PM
According to Marc's blog we get Rusch, Snell, Maholm and Perez after Zambrano.
Three lefties in the first five games.
I don't know what our lineup against lefties will be, but I think I'm not going to like it.I am more concerned about who is in the lineup rather than the actual order. At least a lefty pitcher means no Womack, that's good enough for me.

SirFelixCat
04-02-2006, 11:18 PM
Go Reds :) Welcome back, Baseball!!!

Reds Nd2
04-02-2006, 11:19 PM
The hottest hitter this spring will lead off as many innings as Womack tomorrow. :bang:

paintmered
04-02-2006, 11:20 PM
Weather guy just said there will be strong winds out of the north tomorrow. All those in outfield seats are advised to bring a glove to protect you and your loved ones.

reds44
04-02-2006, 11:22 PM
Weather guy just said there will be strong winds out of the north tomorrow. All those in outfield seats are advised to bring a glove to protect you and your loved ones.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I assume that means the wind is blowing out? I will take the Reds over Cubs in a home run derby.

Reds1
04-03-2006, 12:15 AM
As much as we bash on Womack I'd take our line up over theirs anyday. Their 3-4 spot is it. We have other guys who can do damage. The key is to get Zambo out after 5 and tee off on the pen. That's my hope. Especially considering I have Zambo on my fantasy team, but that's another story. I'm so excited about going to the game I don't know if I can sleep. I noticed there is a lot of traffic on the Redzone pretty late. I'll be at the game so not on the thread, but enjoy the game everyone and hope to see us 1-0 and a beautiful day tomorrow.

David

reds44
04-03-2006, 12:17 AM
Key to the game Tomorrow:

Hitters:
Hit the ball in the air

Pitchers:
Don't pitch to contact.

BoomerSoonerRed
04-03-2006, 02:47 AM
Can't wait for Opening Day. Maybe it'll be a repeat of the last Opening Day.;)

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:59 AM
Can't wait for Opening Day. Maybe it'll be a repeat of the last Opening Day.;)
I won't be there, the Reds are doomed ;)

paintmered
04-03-2006, 07:23 AM
Happy Opening Day everyone. And remember, for at least a few more hours, the Reds are in first place. :)

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 07:40 AM
Happy Opening Day everyone. And remember, for at least a few more hours, the Reds are in first place. :)


Oh, ye of little faith. Don't let that minor in cynicism take over paint. Reds will pound the Cubs. George Bush will make a spectacular grab.

MimiDunn
04-03-2006, 07:45 AM
Happy Opening Day! Go Reds!!

paintmered
04-03-2006, 07:53 AM
Oh, ye of little faith. Don't let that minor in cynicism take over paint. Reds will pound the Cubs. George Bush will make a spectacular grab.

I covered myself with the "at least" part. :D

Reds-aholic
04-03-2006, 08:15 AM
So just as a refresher for us stuck in the office today, the 2 places to listen to the game on the internet for free are:

www.wkki.net
&
www.arthensi.com and go to WATH AM

correct? Well, if these are wrong someone correct me, and GO REDS!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 08:17 AM
So just as a refresher for us stuck in the office today, the 2 places to listen to the game on the internet for free are:

www.wkki.net
&
www.arthensi.com and go to WATH AM

correct? Well, if these are wrong someone correct me, and GO REDS!!!
Those 2 worked last year so hopefully they still work.

Heath
04-03-2006, 10:38 AM
For those of you who just tuned in, here's a recap of the last 2 pages.

Go Reds.

Tony Womack still sucks.

It's windy.

The Reds are in first place.



Yep, that about sums it up for me. I've got a TV and I'm ready to go. (Yay cable at work!)

Tommyjohn25
04-03-2006, 10:46 AM
Anyone else in here get up at a ridiculous hour due to the excitement of today? I must have had about 20 dreams about the game and every one of them woke me up. :help:

CTA513
04-03-2006, 10:49 AM
Oh, ye of little faith. Don't let that minor in cynicism take over paint. Reds will pound the Cubs. George Bush will make a spectacular grab.

Bush is going to pitch a no hitter.

:beerme:

Heath
04-03-2006, 10:57 AM
Bush is going to pitch a no hitter.

:beerme:

All his pitches will be inside to a right handed hitter and outside to the lefties.

:rolleyes: :D

This just in, GIK PM'ed me and said that any more comments on the presidential first pitch will be banished to the Peanut Gallery.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 11:00 AM
This just in, GIK PM'ed me and said that any more comments on the presidential first pitch will be banished to the Peanut Gallery.

I was just thinking what a bad omen it would be if the opening day game thread got closed. :D

GIK
04-03-2006, 11:31 AM
How's the weather look?

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 11:32 AM
Red Leader thinks we should start mocking.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 11:32 AM
How's the weather look? Latest forecast says most of the rain should be done by 1 PM so the game should be ok.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 11:33 AM
Happy Opening Day everyone. And remember, for at least a few more hours, the Reds are in first place. :)

...and undefeated. Wire-to-wire, here we come.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 11:35 AM
How's the weather look?

Apparently cloudy with a chance of meatballs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689707495/sr=8-1/qid=1144078473/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-5603654-7062408?%5Fencoding=UTF8).

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 11:39 AM
Man, I remember complaining about wanting to punch the Gang of Loud WLW Idiots last Opening Day.

But here I am, listening to it again. And wanting to punch them again.

reds44
04-03-2006, 11:44 AM
38 MPH wind gusts. Man it is going to be a crazy game.

smith288
04-03-2006, 11:48 AM
This just in, GIK PM'ed me and said that any more comments on the presidential first pitch will be banished to the Peanut Gallery.
FASCISTS!!!!!!! :D jk.

M2
04-03-2006, 11:53 AM
The most important thing in today's game is that Harang pitches well. The Reds could lose, but if Harang can start building on his 2005 season then we've got reason to celebrate regardless of the outcome.

Yachtzee
04-03-2006, 11:54 AM
Apparently cloudy with a chance of meatballs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689707495/sr=8-1/qid=1144078473/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-5603654-7062408?%5Fencoding=UTF8).

Might have to pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster to make sure the weather clears by game time. :)

RedFanAlways1966
04-03-2006, 12:01 PM
Last time the REDS were in 1st Place? April 7, 2005... sole possesion of first by a 1/2 game after a 3-0 start to the season.

Last time they were in 1st Place before that? June 9, 2004. Tied with the Cardinals.

smith288
04-03-2006, 12:16 PM
http://www.planet-familyguy.com/pfg/images/characters/joe_tn.jpg

Lets do it! LETS DO IT!!!!

lollipopcurve
04-03-2006, 12:20 PM
38 MPH wind gusts

Chicago thinks it can do wind. It's Opening Day, and Cincinnati is going to do wind.

Go Redleg.

Heath
04-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Red Leader thinks we should start mocking.

That's Chip's job.

Oh wait, he's with GAC - Mocking Live And In Person.

PuffyPig
04-03-2006, 12:22 PM
Last time the REDS were in 1st Place? April 7, 2005... sole possesion of first by a 1/2 game after a 3-0 start to the season.

Last time they were in 1st Place before that? June 9, 2004. Tied with the Cardinals.

I'm sorry, but the last time the Reds were in first place was April 3, 2006 (currently tied).

smith288
04-03-2006, 12:40 PM
The only thing the Reds cant do better than the Cubs is the ability to make losing lovable.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 12:40 PM
Apparently cloudy with a chance of meatballs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689707495/sr=8-1/qid=1144078473/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-5603654-7062408?%5Fencoding=UTF8).


Oh man, I *loved* to read that book to my kids when they were little.

Great, great book.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 12:44 PM
How's the weather look?

It's been better. Cold (50s), cloudy, very windy, chance of scattered showers.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Oh man, I *loved* to read that book to my kids when they were little.

Great, great book.

You can't argue that life wouldn't be better if we just took our plates outside every mealtime and caught our food.

The Eric Milton quip followed by a ;) never came. Krono must be asleep.

Heath
04-03-2006, 12:51 PM
Krono must be asleep.

He's gotta be. He's got 162 games left. Someone's got to be watching this place 24/7.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 12:53 PM
So who's got PBP? I've (naturally) got a really busy day at work today, so I'll graciously decline.

Heath
04-03-2006, 12:55 PM
I'm afraid all I can do is color commentary. I've got LOADS of stuff that's got to be done - so I can go on Wednesday afternoon to the business day special.

I'd vote CE - but he's got class - and school.

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 01:12 PM
Wait, RL, I thought Chip is the designated Mocker?

Or are you just mocking the concept of mocking?

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 01:24 PM
Wait, RL, I thought Chip is the designated Mocker?

Or are you just mocking the concept of mocking?

Yeah, I'm mocking the mockery.
Too bad I can't join Chip's debauchery.

Puffy
04-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Yeah, I'm mocking the mockery.
Too bad I can't join Chip's debauchery.

Who are you - the poet John Cocktosten?

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:28 PM
George Foster is a funny interview. The problem?

When asked about the 2006 club's fortunes, he immediately talks about Tony Womack and his ability to lead the ballclub.

Since when was Mr. There Is No You, There Is Only Me a "leader"? Because he's old and played in the World Series? Perhaps a team guy like Rich Aurilia should do to Womack what Adam Dunn reportedly did to Joey Hamilton a couple of years back.

registerthis
04-03-2006, 01:28 PM
I've just got to say...

I am reminded of how much I loathe Willie Cunningham. The most grating voice on radio, I just can't take it.

reds44
04-03-2006, 01:29 PM
Hahahaha Foster is a riot.

Puffy
04-03-2006, 01:29 PM
I've just got to say...

I am reminded of how much I loathe Willie Cunningham. The most grating voice on radio, I just can't take it.

Ahem - where is my copyright?

registerthis
04-03-2006, 01:30 PM
Ahem - where is my copyright?


I don't believe that we "signed" Cunningham, Puffy. I think he just kind of showed up. ;)

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 01:32 PM
Who are you - the poet John Cocktosten?

It's John. John Sinalinalin.

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 01:33 PM
Who are you - the poet John Cocktosten?

Dr. Rosenpenis just popped by my office...Dr. Rosenrosen, er, Dr. Rosen

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:38 PM
Cunningham just said the Reds will win 103 games. Furman said 88.

I say 81. ESPN says 47 or something.

Who's the dumbest?

pahster
04-03-2006, 01:38 PM
Perhaps a team guy like Rich Aurilia should do to Womack what Adam Dunn reportedly did to Joey Hamilton a couple of years back.

I don't remember hearing anything about Dunn and Hamilton. What happened?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 01:39 PM
Hey All!

Damn, it's like Christmas Morning in April!

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 01:39 PM
I don't remember hearing anything about Dunn and Hamilton. What happened?

He ate him.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:39 PM
I don't remember hearing anything about Dunn and Hamilton. What happened?

It's secondhand, of course, but I think there was something mentioned about how Hamilton was an arrogant !@#$ because he'd pitched in the World Series in 1997 and Dunn threw him into some lockers or something. Don't quote me.

So if Our Friend Rich, Team Guy, could just accidentally DDT T-Woe on Junior's new/returned massage chair, we might have something.

pahster
04-03-2006, 01:42 PM
It's secondhand, of course, but I think there was something mentioned about how Hamilton was an arrogant !@#$ because he'd pitched in the World Series in 1997 and Dunn threw him into some lockers or something. Don't quote me.

That doesn't sound very scrappy. If Hamilton had pitched in the World Series he clearly Knew-How-To-Win-Through-Crafty-Veteran-Guile-And-Leadership. :p:

reds44
04-03-2006, 01:45 PM
BELIEVE!!!!

Believe that we can have a good year this year.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:45 PM
Chris Sexton is now doing "scouting reports" of the opposing team. He sounds okay, but it reminds me a little of the Super Happy Smiley Fun that Dave "Smile A Lot, Keep on Giving It All You Got" Collins used to bring to the broadcast buffet.

Strikes Out Looking
04-03-2006, 01:46 PM
Chris Sexton beats WGN news that I have on waiting for these losers to start their broadcast.

KySteveH
04-03-2006, 01:47 PM
Chris Sexton is now doing "scouting reports" of the opposing team. He sounds okay, but it reminds me a little of the Super Smileyness that Dave "Smile A Lot, Keep on Giving It All You Got" Collins used to bring to the broadcast buffet.
He did this some last year too, and it was a bit too happy for me too!

LincolnparkRed
04-03-2006, 01:47 PM
So if Our Friend Rich, Team Guy, could just accidentally DDT T-Woe on Junior's new/returned massage chair, we might have something.


Did DanO or Miley ever give them back their chairs. Not that it matters but I had never heard what became of them. Maybe DanO has them in his office in Milwaukee

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:48 PM
I like to imagine that Greg Rhodes or whoever that was talking about the history of Opening Day is actually Westofyou.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:49 PM
He did this some last year too, and it was a bit to happy for me too!

How often? I was traversing the Lands of Soccer through much of last season, and don't recall hearing any.

I mean, Super Happy is better than sounding like Eeyore.

reds44
04-03-2006, 01:49 PM
It looks terrible outside.

Felipe getting his Silver Slugger award, as is Junior with his Comeback POY.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:50 PM
It looks terrible outside.

Felipe getting his Silver Sluffer award, as is Junior with his Comeback POY.

Silver Sluffer? Didn't Pokey Reese win that a few years back? Derek Bell?

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 01:51 PM
Did DanO or Miley ever give them back their chairs. Not that it matters but I had never heard what became of them. Maybe DanO has them in his office in Milwaukee

Miley probably used 'em to spruce up that crapbox in Columbus.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 01:53 PM
Hey All!

Damn, it's like Christmas Morning in April!

Happy New Years! :party: :thisyear:

KySteveH
04-03-2006, 01:53 PM
How often? I was traversing the Lands of Soccer through much of last season, and don't recall hearing any.

I mean, Super Happy is better than sounding like Eeyore.

Seemed like he would pop up once a week or so toward the end of the season...Never knew if I missed him some days, or he just didn't have a piece every day.

REDREAD
04-03-2006, 01:54 PM
Did DanO or Miley ever give them back their chairs. Not that it matters but I had never heard what became of them. Maybe DanO has them in his office in Milwaukee

I wonder if Mrs. Miley put them up on eBay, like they did with the Graves' jersey :laugh:

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:02 PM
Giant Flag Alert!!

http://www.deadballart.com/cover.gif

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:04 PM
Who the hell was I kidding? Like I'm going to work tonight...cha, as if!


GAME-FREAKING-ON!!!!!!!!!!!

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 02:05 PM
I will say this: I'm as cynical as they come about the Reds but hearing Marty on a Monday in April makes me feel a little misty.

Especially when I'm in a windowless office in Carson City on a terrible, rainy day.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:05 PM
Hooray, we have our first "Special Moment" utterance from George, the season IS here.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:06 PM
They seem to have slightly changed the Reds Are On The Radio theme music this year. The pitch has been raised to make it sound a little more like Slaughter or Warrant.

Where's that mulleted headbanger smiley when you need it?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:07 PM
I may not like the man's politics, but it IS right to see the President at the Red's opening day.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:07 PM
Knuckle Curve, not much on it.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:07 PM
Okay, who's got the PBP? I am totally going to miss the last few innings so I hope the Reds are blowing out the Chubs by then.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:07 PM
IT'S HERE!!!!

And i get to watch it on TV.. wow lol.

GOOO REDS!

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
WOOOOOOOO

Nice job by GW

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Boo.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Knuckle Curve, not much on it.

I wonder if he thought the mound was too low?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Game on :D

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
The 1st sitting president to EVER throw out the 1st pitch. I did not know that!

Heath
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Opening Day - the only day that George Grande and the crafty lefthander wears shirts and ties.

What's up with Welsh being the crafty left-hander? Is he profiecent in latch-hook or crochet? :dunno:

DACS
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Did DanO or Miley ever give them back their chairs. Not that it matters but I had never heard what became of them. Maybe DanO has them in his office in Milwaukee


I went on a tour of the ballpark last September and saw the chairs in the chapel of all places. I wonder if they are still there.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:10 PM
I can take the PBP if everyone is OK with it!

BRM
04-03-2006, 02:10 PM
I can take the PBP if everyone is OK with it!

Run with it buddy!!

NC Reds
04-03-2006, 02:11 PM
:beerme: :party: :jump: :pimp: :usa: :kearns: :dunn: :castellini: :ede: Go Reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 02:11 PM
What's up with Welsh being the crafty left-hander? Is he profiecent in latch-hook or crochet? :dunno:

Is Welsh still making that unbelievably goofy smile into the camera whenever George is talking?

Does he still have an enormous comical mustache?

MikeS21
04-03-2006, 02:12 PM
I went on a tour of the ballpark last September and saw the chairs in the chapel of all places. I wonder if they are still there.
That's a little extreme just to get those guys in church isn't it? :D

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:12 PM
Is he profiecent in latch-hook or crochet?

Actually he is into paper mache and builds scale models of his favorite villages on Route 50, he recently finished his prized version of Bainbridge, home of America's first Dental Museum.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:12 PM
Chris's clubhouse WOO

savafan
04-03-2006, 02:13 PM
I may not like the man's politics, but it IS right to see the President at the Red's opening day.

Yeah, I felt the same way. It made me smile and feel warm inside, which doesn't happen often. It almost feels like someone or something is saying, "Cincinnati, this is your year."

registerthis
04-03-2006, 02:13 PM
Anyone else having problems with mlb.com gameday audio?

The sound isn't loading. Looks like they changed the format of the audio screen or something...

DACS
04-03-2006, 02:13 PM
Is Welsh still making that unbelievably goofy smile into the camera whenever George is talking?

Does he still have an enormous comical mustache?


Ever notice how the smile fades as George talks? The longer George talks the weaker the smile gets.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Mr. President: Avoid the broadcast booth. Judging by his comments so far, I think Marty may make a pass at you.

Heath
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Is Welsh still making that unbelievably goofy smile into the camera whenever George is talking?

Does he still have an enormous comical mustache?

Yep, be thankful he's not viewable in your area.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Ever notice how the smile fades as George talks? The longer George talks the weaker the smile gets.

He's having an existential crisis mid-broadcast. It happens.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Does he still have an enormous comical mustache?

When Chris attended St. X he was asked by the Reds to come to the stadium and throw off the mound. This was back in the 70's, Chris at the time had the mustache and the Reds made him shave it off before he could throw off the mound.

Even as a HS kid he had that thing and even then no one stepped on the field in red and white with facial hair.

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Ever notice how the smile fades as George talks? The longer George talks the weaker the smile gets.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Yes, and then he realizes it is fading and he smiles big again. My favorite part of Real Reds.

MartyFan
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Steeeerike 1

top6
04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
I can't get MLB audio to work. Looks like I won't be listening. :thumbdown

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Is Welsh still making that unbelievably goofy smile into the camera whenever George is talking?

Does he still have an enormous comical mustache?

Last I heard he was going to attempt to make it a Rollie Fingers job and then twirl it in agreement every time George Grande praises Jim Edmonds.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Triple..easy.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
That's Reds Baseball!!

Heath
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
I hate the Cubbies.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Top of the 1st Inning, Aaron Harang on the Hill -- making his 1st opening day start in history.

Juan Pierre: Harang starts him off with a 1st pitch strike. Pierre, despite being a dirty Frenchman, does not surrender but, rather, hits a Triple.

Rats.

0 out, Man on 3rd.

Yachtzee
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Have fun watching the game. I must now avoid contact until I get home to Tivo.

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Wow

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Well, at least it was a first pitch strike ;)

steig
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Here we go again.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Have fun watching the game. I must now avoid contact until I get home to Tivo.
We can type in code? ;)

registerthis
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
I can't get MLB audio to work. Looks like I won't be listening. :thumbdown

I can't either. They screwed with the formatting and now it's not working.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Juan Pierre needs to decides what nationality he is ... Hispanic or French.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Anyone else having problems with mlb.com gameday audio?

The sound isn't loading. Looks like they changed the format of the audio screen or something...

They changed their player this season. I'm not listening to the audio but I am having problems with the video feed. :bang:

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Had to delete my celebratory first-pitch response. It's all downhill from here.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
It's ok all..we'll let em get ahead then come back :D

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Triple, double, and the CUbs are halfway to the cycle

cumberlandreds
04-03-2006, 02:16 PM
I can't either. They screwed with the formatting and now it's not working.

Im glad I didn't renew my subscription.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:17 PM
Ok, jitters are gone...now let's play! ;)

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:17 PM
1st inning, 0 out, Man on 3rd

Todd Walker: The former Red goes down 0-2 before going down the other way (3rd base side) for a double, scoring the Frenchman.

1-0 Cubs, quickly.

Expectations, prepare to be tempered.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 02:17 PM
Not a good start...

Reds4Life
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Well, this is starting off well isn't it? :bang:

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Outs please.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
They'll come back in the 9th. Randa will handle walk-off duties.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Is it too early to ask the age-old question...How we lookin?

Not good.

steig
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
It's ok all..we'll let em get ahead then come back :D

That was the philosophy last year. I thought we were going for change this year. As long as we win in the long run... a win is a win.

Heath
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Juan Pierre needs to decides what nationality he is ... Hispanic or French.

Dear Mr. Kotter.

Pleas excuse Juan from geography class. He's slightly confused and it caused a concussion.

Sincerely,
Pierre's Mom.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:19 PM
<----Not concerned. It's all good ppl....RELAX lol

duh_vinci
04-03-2006, 02:19 PM
I can't get MLB audio to work. Looks like I won't be listening. :thumbdown

Alas, Top, you are not alone. I don't know what they did, but MLB has completely hosed the audio player functionality. I can't even see my settings to try and switch from WMP to RealPlayer. Good luck to you.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:19 PM
HMMMMMMM that looked good

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:19 PM
Baked signed a 4 year contract = Cubs doomed.

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Thinks it's tacky that Hatteberg wears 21.

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Yeesh

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
He's set up the triple play.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Oh come on.....RING HIM UP.....BOOOOOOOO....harang was robbed TWICE!

top6
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
This is so frustrating. Why would MLB change a format that worked perfectly fine? Why does MLB make it so flippin hard to be a baseball fan?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Top of the 1st, 0 out, 1 run in

Derek Lee gets a couple of good swings in (Harang, shall we say, not confusing anyone) and runs the count full before drawing a base on balls.

This could be a long inning.

Man on 1st. Harang: Jittery.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Thinks it's tacky that Hatteberg wears 21.
Word.

Dunner44
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
a Walk

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Well I guess it is better than another hit.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Not calling the high strike, the low strike, the middle strike, wow. Not liking this ump at ALL!

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Harang's getting squeezed!

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
ohhh now he calls it a strike.

That was in the same place as the Walk pitch.

savafan
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
If the umps aren't going to call strikes, the pitchers won't have a chance

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Yikes.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Good thing is they don't have much left in the O now.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:22 PM
Top of the 1st, 0 out, Lee on 1st, Walker on 2nd.

Aramis Ramirez steps in. I never believe in trusting a man with 2 first names, but I'm not certain what to do when the first name isn't really a name at all.

Ramirez singles, loading the sacks with nobody out.

Harang: In some serious naught word.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:22 PM
Setting up the triple play??? :help:

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:22 PM
Settle in Harang... Lets go NOW.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Awww crap.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnn??????????????

cmonnnnnnnnn mannnnnnnnn U gotta catch it before you can throw it.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Oh, boy.....just settle down fellas...please?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Oh, Dunn, that was bad.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Dunn should be at 1st.

Just sayin.

steig
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
I feel the hope being flushed away from my soul.

Reds4Life
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
Awesome defense by Dunn.

I get the feeling this game is probably already over.

NJReds
04-03-2006, 02:23 PM
:lastyear:

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Top of the 1st, Sacks Juiced

Jacque Jones, another dirty Frenchman, hits a drooping excuse-me shot to Adam Dunn, who MUFFS the play.

Nightmare scenario has commenced.

All the runners move up a base. Run scores. Bleeding, continues.

Still nobody out. Sacks still full.

CUBS lead 2-0.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Who had sixteen minutes in the "Reds out of contention" pool?

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Can we start over

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
That meeting on the mound shoulda happend a Batter ago IMO.

Lets do this. Buckle down.. we can score plenty of runs..

M2
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Wow, the start of this game is like getting kicked in the nuts really hard.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Wow, 2-0 and the season is over....lol...chill ppl, chill.

RedFanAlways1966
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Good Lord... hits, walks and dropped fly balls.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Almost a triple play!

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Good Play EDWIN

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:24 PM
OH, Womack, turn it. damn.

steig
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Ed E makes the smart play, to bad Womak wasn't thinking about first base

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Come on guys..that was a taylor made TP :D

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
I think the sun got in Adam's eyes.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Double play could have been a triple play possibly but Womack freezes up.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Top of the 1st, Sacks Juiced

Mikey Barrett lines to Easy Edwin Encarnacion, who catches it on a fly and doubles off the runner on 2nd!

Wow, was that ever needed!

Man on 1st and 3rd, 2 outs.

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Dunn can't play LF or 1B.

NIce play by EE

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:26 PM
We're gonna win this game...Harang is on...just wait folks, just wait.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:26 PM
Get a K Harang.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 02:26 PM
Cubs are a swing-away offense. You could see this coming from a mile away. They'll go cold soon enough.

It just sucks that Harang's thrown so many pitches.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
It just sucks that Harang's thrown so many pitches.
Agreed, I don't want to see our pen.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
WILL NOT RING ONE UP FOR HARANG.

That should be 2 K's.

Reds-aholic
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
I cant wait for "Gangsta or Gangster"

BRM
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Agreed, I don't want to see our pen.

C'mon Krono!! Give the ageless wonders in the pen a chance. ;)

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Interesting strike-zone today.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Womack has had a "brain cramp" according to Marty.

I think we'll at least be able to count on Mr. Brennaman to be on our side as far as T is concerned. He seems to dislike the guy's defense already.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Already at 24 pitches

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:27 PM
Zambrano better get squeezed as well, damn it!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Womack has had a "brain cramp" according to Marty.

I think we'll at least be able to count on Mr. Brennaman to be on our side as far as T is concerned. He seems to at least dislike the guy's defense already.
Only because he loves ole Rich :D

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Anyone know what the radar gun is saying Harang is throwing?

DACS
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Gosh that ump is harsh. What does it take to get a called strike?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Uh-oh

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Damn ump grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Do Over

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Top of the 1st, 1st and 3rd, 2 out.

Harang, still getting squeezed.

Matt Murton alliterates himself into a 1-2 count before Harang starts playing catch with Hatteberg over Jacque Jones. Harang gets squeezed on another low strike (I personally blame conservative politics that seem to be prevailing today).

Ugh...a 2 out, 3 run homer.

5-0 Cubbies, and we're not done yet.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Daggonit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
5-0

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Only because he loves ole Rich :D

Well, I love ole Rich too, inasmuch as it gets Womack out of here.

DACS
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
HR. Crap

Reds4Life
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Game. Over. People.

Who needs about 12 beers already?

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
What a nightmare start to this game

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
They should let the president pitch some. He had a Reds jacket, that's pretty good.

Redus
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
wow we suck today

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Oh, boy...

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:29 PM
Man-o-Man

WE letting them feel good b4 we start playin? lol

how many unearned runs this inning?



Thats right.... 3

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:30 PM
I like our offense in a HR Derby!

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Hey, they're unearned runs, right?

The Baumer
04-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the pinch, blue!

Redus
04-03-2006, 02:30 PM
great start to 06 Reds!

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 02:30 PM
oh well, nice visiting the game thread.

the cycle for the cubbbies in the first.

nice.

GridironGrace
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Ah we can come back. Love to see us get 2 or 3 in the Bottem.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Top of the 1st, 2 out, Reds looking miserably similar to last year.

Jeff Austin on the bullpen, giving Aaron Harang his condolences

Ronny Cedeno becomes the 8th man of the inning to bat. Now's a good time to say how much I really dislike the Cubs. Mercifully, Harang induces a popup to Tony Womack.

Listening to this game on WGN is going to be awful.

Cubs up, 5-0 as the inning end.

DACS
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Finally. I can take a breath now.

duh_vinci
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
GG Ump...

BRM
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Man-o-Man

WE letting them feel good b4 we start playin? lol

how many unearned runs this inning?



Thats right.... 3

Gamecast is showing all five as unearned.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Hey, they're unearned runs, right?

Here we go with our unique brand of Reds optimism!

Rock on 2006!

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:31 PM
Unreal

RBA
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
How come MLB.tv switched from FSN Ohio to WGN?? yuck

Heath
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
Hey, its not like there is 161 of these to go.

I'm guessing Harang's a little bit nervous. From 4/5 starter to Opening Day Starter in one year. I'd have brown-stains in my trousers. Especially in this ballpark in this town on this day.

It ain't over until it's over.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
Ok, our turn boys!

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
I better see Zambrano get squeezed!!!!! :bang:

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:32 PM
GG Ump...
Not the umps fault Adam Dunn can't catch.

Doc. Scott
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Two are earned- the first one and Murton. I think.

You grab on to what you can. Unless you're Adam Dunn.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Womack has had a "brain cramp" according to Marty.

I think we'll at least be able to count on Mr. Brennaman to be on our side as far as T is concerned. He seems to dislike the guy's defense already.

Welllll, Womack's foot work around the bag was atrocious. It looked like he was tap dancing down there, but IMO the play was to third base and no one was covering. I don't think Womack has the arm to make the throw to first from behind second base.

dwgeer
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
so much for optimism about the new year

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
It ain't over until it's over.

Indeed not.

The Reds have 27 outs to use. They'll use them. Just like last year.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Ok, time to cheer on Womack...suck it up and do it . lol

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
No bunts.

savafan
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Official stats now list Harang with an ERA of 18.00 and a WHIP of 5.00

M2
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Finally, MLB.TV kicks in. Though I figure it was less painful to watch the top of the 1st on Gameday than on video.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Ok, time to cheer on Womack...suck it up and do it . lol
Can't do it.

Hey George..we already had speed in Freel.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Alright, I went upstairs, put on a different reds shirt and different hat. Switched from the Red hat/black bill to all red.

I'm not in mid-season form.

reds44
04-03-2006, 02:34 PM
This ump sucks