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harangatang
04-11-2006, 04:26 PM
Abad pinch hitting for Arroyo, Rick White is warming up in the bullpen

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:27 PM
why was the game thread locked?

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 04:27 PM
Why was the other one locked? The gmae is still going.

I wish they kept Arroyo in, get a CG.

Matt700wlw
04-11-2006, 04:28 PM
Why'd the original thread get closed?

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:28 PM
redszone is still messed up.

Freel ground out

to the bottom of the 8th

9-0

TeamCasey
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Did it get corrupted? RZ was down for a bit.

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
I think it was causing a overload of some sort becuase i could get to redszone for somereason said overload then it stopped saying that came back thread was closed

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Topic list is busted.

NJReds
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Great line for Arroyo:

7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (106 pitches); and he was 1-3 w/a HR.

Put on your seatbelts, here comes the bullpen.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Bullpen time :D

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:29 PM
My guess is that it was corrupted when the board went down.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:30 PM
Yep, time for things to get interesting with the little leaguers getting ready to take over.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hammond in with an era of 189.00

Matt700wlw
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hammond....1 pitch, 1 hit.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
1 pitch..single.

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hammond in

uh-oh

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
first pitch, base hit

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
If 1 run scores they need to pull him.

jhiller21
04-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hammond has quite the sparkling ERA

189.00 :laugh:

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:32 PM
Force out at 2nd

1 down

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:32 PM
Better then infinity ;)

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:32 PM
Hammonds ERA just went down 87 runs

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:32 PM
I think we need to implement a board wide subliminal message campaign saying "Chris Hammond retire, Chris Hammond retire"

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:33 PM
Force out at 2nd
2 down

Hammonds ERA goes down farther

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:33 PM
Trade him while he's hot.

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:34 PM
ERA of 63.00 right now

OldXOhio
04-11-2006, 04:35 PM
I don't want to play wet blanket here, but with this bullpen soon to be pitching in 20 mph wind, i'll breathe easy when it's over. I don't know, I guess I'm just not used to having such a quality start out of our rotation. That and the Mother's Day massacre will always leave me edgy.

Ahhh, the joys of being a Reds fan.

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:35 PM
bullpen in

run scores

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Get him out of there.

jhiller21
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Here we go, 9-1

cincy09
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
back to 72.00

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Good work Jerry..get him out now before it gets ugly.

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
There goes the shutout

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Hammond has quite the sparkling ERA

189.00 :laugh:

Cincinnati Bullpen -- Accept nothing but the mediocre.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:36 PM
and Hammond keeps the bullpen streak alive.

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:37 PM
In comes White.....

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:37 PM
Please get Shack up here.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:37 PM
...and here comes Rick White, leaving a trail of gasoline from the bullpen mound to the center of the field.

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 04:38 PM
Oh God ... Hammond is terrible.

minus5
04-11-2006, 04:38 PM
I'd take Shack and Wags

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:38 PM
brenly

"White isn't missing alot of bats"

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:38 PM
Wags is having trouble getting people out in AAA

Nobody in the system is going to help this crap fest of a pen.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:39 PM
Just 4 outs guys

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:39 PM
White comes in sporting a relatively small 7.36 ERA compared to Hammond. Last year, hitters hit a miniscule .308 against him:D

minus5
04-11-2006, 04:39 PM
Really? I hadn't seen much about what was heppening in Louisville...ugh.

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 04:39 PM
And White .. doing anything he can to screw it up.

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
inning ovah

9-1

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
White will do it :) only problem is whos our guy to go to in the 9th?

cincy09
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
how much has wags pitched, i havent heard anything either

jhiller21
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
White got an out! :clap:

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
Wow .. they give up only 1 run ... thats like major improvement for these guys.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:41 PM
3 outs..7 runs..YOU CAN DO IT PEN

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:41 PM
Wags is having trouble getting people out in AAA

Nobody in the system is going to help this crap fest of a pen.
How is Shack doing? He was actually good for the MLB team last year, something Wagner has never done.

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:41 PM
White is at 6.75 now.

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 04:42 PM
Not bad not bad at all considering what he did his first time out here ya go right down the middle sweet spot baby!

Strikes Out Looking
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Is anybody else's time off by one hour?

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Ok, offense, lets get a couple of insurance runs here, I don't want to read in the paper how the bats only provided an eight run lead heading to the ninth, leaving the door open for the dramatic comeback.

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Bronsons ERA 1.98? OMG A reds picther you sure??

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Is anybody else's time off by one hour?
yep

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Is anybody else's time off by one hour?
Yeah.

Board needs a tylenol

OldXOhio
04-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Dusty wanting to be sure and kill any potential rally in the 9th..

Neifi Perez replaces Aramis Ramirez at 3B.

uks2h
04-11-2006, 04:44 PM
How long will it be until Hammond retires or something?

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2006, 04:44 PM
Felipe chased ball 4.

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:44 PM
Ramirez hurt

could it get any worse for the flubs?

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 04:44 PM
How long will it be until Hammond retires or something?

You mean his second out? Probally tommrow but after giving up 3-4 runs:eek: :mooner:

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:45 PM
How is Shack doing? He was actually good for the MLB team last year, something Wagner has never done.
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Brian%20Shackelford&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=430939

Not bad.

Newman4
04-11-2006, 04:45 PM
Is anybody else's time off by one hour?

Yeah because I never have got up the energy to set that clock up an hour. It's been an hour behind for a week now.

:D

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:45 PM
How long will it be until Hammond retires or something?
Not when the Reds keep paying him.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Ramirez hurt

could it get any worse for the flubs?Yea, that's a crying shame.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Righty tomorrow, you know what that means ;)

redsmetz
04-11-2006, 04:46 PM
How long will it be until Hammond retires or something?

On the bright side, he lopped over 100 points off his ERA. I hope Hammond turns it around. I like his story and would love to see him finish his career here with some modicum of success. I suspect if he's done, he'll make the call himself. I hope you turns it around.

jhiller21
04-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Bronsons ERA 1.98? OMG A reds picther you sure??

Also, 11 K/0 BB :thumbup:

reds44
04-11-2006, 04:46 PM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Brian%20Shackelford&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=430939

Not bad.
Want to tell me why he is in AAA?

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:47 PM
Want to tell me why he is in AAA?
Not old enough ;)

reds44
04-11-2006, 05:47 PM
to the bottom of the 9th!

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:47 PM
Also, 11 K/0 BB :thumbup:

I challenge all to a duel who questioned Bronsons Abilties!:duel:

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:48 PM
3 outs to go :clap:

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2006, 05:48 PM
I was hoping they would give Dunn a chance to hit his 3rd HR of the game.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:48 PM
You can do it pen

cincyinco
04-11-2006, 05:48 PM
Another game with ZERO walks.. And Bronson has had 3 great games going back to his last start in spring training. Love tuning in to see the cubs getting smacked.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 05:49 PM
Ok, anyone want to take a bet that someone ends up with a save opportunity?

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:49 PM
Blackouts Suck just though everyone should know !!!!!!!!!!!

LincolnparkRed
04-11-2006, 05:49 PM
Yeah.

Board needs a tylenol

I'm thinking penicilin might be what the board needs. I have heard there are some shady characters lurking around these parts

DeadRedinCT
04-11-2006, 05:49 PM
How long will it be until Hammond retires or something?


Hey, he's improving. He got more outs than he gave up runs today. :help:

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:49 PM
I bet everyone $5 we dont get a saving opertunity! :)

NJReds
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Headline on the bostondirtdogs.com web site:

Bronson Woulda Had It
Wily Mo Woes Continue
Pena Knocks Homer Into Bullpen, Sox Lead 5-3 in 8th


Edit: He was on defense at the time...

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Another run ... way to go White.

cincyinco
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Leave it to the Pen.. sigh..

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Wow.

harangatang
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
White gives up a home run to Barrett, 9-2

Kc61
04-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Want to tell me why he is in AAA?

Shack should be with the Reds. He did real well last year. You have to reward success. Not as if the Reds bullpen is so stocked with talent that there's no room for him.

Let's get Shack back.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
6 runs 3 outs now.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
Here we go, baby, before we know it, we'll have sweaty palms and be crossing our fingers and toes for that last out.

GullyFoyle
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
I bet everyone $5 we dont get a saving opertunity! :)

You Sure? :bang:

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
1 out..2 more :clap:

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:51 PM
Just to tell everyone my bet for $5 bucks still stands we dont get a saving opertunity!

westofyou
04-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Golly the Reds gave up 47 runs in 6 games and folks don't care for the 2 runs by an inept BP?

Surprise... they're still there.

uks2h
04-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Good lord, this has to be one of the worst bullpens in baseball, if not the worst.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Double play now..come on pen :D

reds44
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
1 more, and it would be nice to have a tall 1st baseman

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Hmm people make want to take my bet now may be 5 bucks richer :) LOL Nope i still say we wont get to a close situation

cincyinco
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
ugh.. every time i see the name hammond or white i cringe..

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
A 1st baseman number 44 would be nice.

reds44
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!!!

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
ugh.. every time i see the name hammond or white i cringe..
Everytime I hear "going to the pen" I cringe

cincy09
04-11-2006, 05:53 PM
and this one belongs to the reds!!!!

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
THANK YOU ! :) Yes man i wish i could really win the 5 bucks or more ! :)

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
REDS WIN ... finally over ... God White and Hammond are terrible though. I guess its better to get them out of the way now than using Mercker or Weathers.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Sounds like EE is winning Marty over, or has already done so. I'm sure Edwin will sleep easy tonight knowing that.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Game over.

Pen stinks..home runs rock :D

Strikes Out Looking
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Only 1/2 of the bullpen is terrible. Coffey, Merker and Weathers are ok--and if we don't have to use them today, they will be well rested for the game 2.

redsfan30
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
I like that call "White checks the signature of Bud Selig and delivers to first and this one belongs to the Reds!"

Classic!

kyred14
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Beating the Scrubs is so fun. :D

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Sounds like EE is winning Marty over, or has already done so. I'm sure Edwin will sleep easy tonight.
Wait till Rich has a big game and EE has a bad one.

redsmetz
04-11-2006, 05:54 PM
White gives up a home run to Barrett, 9-2

And yet White threw 10 strikes and 4 balls - the run you don't want to see, but in a 9-1 game, it's meaningless. Given the pen's initial performance, it's nerve wracking, but hey This One Belongs To The Reds! :jump:

Gallen5862
04-11-2006, 05:55 PM
"And this one belongs to the Reds." Thank you Arroyo and Dunn.

NatiRedGals
04-11-2006, 05:55 PM
Welp arent ya lucky ya didnt take my bet ! LOL

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 05:55 PM
Cubs suck :clap:

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2006, 05:56 PM
Nice win. Win this series and I'm happy.

RedFanAlways1966
04-11-2006, 05:56 PM
I'll be in a great mood this evening! Cub-Whackin' 101 today. :beerme:

M2
04-11-2006, 05:57 PM
Chitown beatdown

redsrule2500
04-11-2006, 05:59 PM
That was a great game!

BRM
04-11-2006, 06:00 PM
Sounds like EE is winning Marty over, or has already done so. I'm sure Edwin will sleep easy tonight knowing that.

Really? Was Marty singing his praises today?

pedro
04-11-2006, 06:01 PM
Good game for Arroyo. Especially considering how the wind was blowing.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 06:03 PM
Really? Was Marty singing his praises today?
I just haven't heard him criticize him this year, and he made a comment that caused me to post how he made a good decision opting to get the out at first in the 9th. In other words, faint praise, but with Marty, that's about all you get unless you belong to the Reds 10 (not to be confused with the RZ10 ).

M2
04-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Sounds like EE is winning Marty over, or has already done so. I'm sure Edwin will sleep easy tonight knowing that.

About time. Glad to hear Marty's no longer riding a kid with a .261, .370, .478 stat line, plus the ability to make big plays in the field.

Heath
04-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Really? Was Marty singing his praises today?

Marty was very complementary of the the young Reds 3b after a nice play on the field and taking advantage of a Wrigley Field gale.

BTW - re: Chris Hammond - we are looking at a slow starter IIRC. Chris, however would probably just walk in to Narron's office and quit if it gets worse.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2006, 06:05 PM
I just haven't heard him criticize him this year, and he made a comment that caused me to post how he made a good decision opting to get the out at first in the 9th. In other words, faint praise, but with Marty, that's about all you get unless you belong to the Reds 10 (not to be confused with the RZ10 ).

I hear the RedsZone 10 crashed the board today...

membengal
04-11-2006, 06:06 PM
Good game for Arroyo. Especially considering how the wind was blowing.


10 groundball outs, 7 flyball outs, 4 Ks. On a day where the wind was blowing out 17-25 mph straight to CF, that is an unbelievably professional job of pitching from Arroyo.

I was one of the Wily Mo contingent of fans herein, but am certainly willing to admit that Arroyo, at this point, has certainly shown himself to be more than fair value for Pena's potential. Good for Krivsky for getting that deal done.

Falls City Beer
04-11-2006, 06:06 PM
I could count on one hand the number of genuine beatdowns by the Reds visited upon the opposing team last season.

Falls City Beer
04-11-2006, 06:07 PM
I hear the RedsZone 10 crashed the board today...

They phoned NORAD.

M2
04-11-2006, 06:07 PM
I hear the RedsZone 10 crashed the board today...

raeppa deronork

M2
04-11-2006, 06:10 PM
They phoned NORAD.

NORAD's just a SERP storefront these days.

TRF
04-11-2006, 06:11 PM
raeppa deronork

What are you trying to do... get Raisor killed?

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 06:21 PM
Someone call?

traderumor
04-11-2006, 06:39 PM
About time. Glad to hear Marty's no longer riding a kid with a .261, .370, .478 stat line, plus the ability to make big plays in the field.Of course, that all goes out the winder when EE airmails a throw to first for the first time this year.

reds44
04-11-2006, 06:41 PM
About time. Glad to hear Marty's no longer riding a kid with a .261, .370, .478 stat line, plus the ability to make big plays in the field.
I never knew EE had such a good eye at the plate. He has really impressed me with his patience.

traderumor
04-11-2006, 06:42 PM
http://thecharger.org/1997/images/caray.jpg

Did you know that KronoRed spelled backwards is deRonorK?

Reds1
04-11-2006, 07:00 PM
Wily Mo who?

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 07:13 PM
http://thecharger.org/1997/images/caray.jpg

Did you know that KronoRed spelled backwards is deRonorK?
Yes.

and Harry knew the secrete.

ochre
04-11-2006, 07:33 PM
Yes.

and Harry knew the secrete.
eww.


Main Entry: se·crete http://www.webster.com/images/audio.gif (javascript:popWin('/cgi-bin/audio.pl?secret07.wav=secrete'))
Pronunciation: si-'krEt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): se·cret·ed; se·cret·ing
Etymology: back-formation from secretion
:to form and give off (a secretion )

Raisor
04-11-2006, 08:56 PM
What are you trying to do... get Raisor killed?


wha huh?

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 09:12 PM
Sorry Phil..that's what happens when you miss meetings

traderumor
04-11-2006, 10:13 PM
slacker

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 12:17 AM
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. Adam Dunn - 162
11. Gus Bell - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 140
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

vaticanplum
04-12-2006, 01:24 AM
the game was way aweokmse and I am way drunke.

Bronson arroyo is going to make those awful bleacher bujms cry in their sleep tonighnt. They are awful! Who raise dthese people!

PS crhis hammond still gives me heartberun. but today I forgive him.

PPS ia m 90% sure that Adam dunn's first home run lande3d at my house. Or lake michigna.

vaticanplum
04-12-2006, 02:00 AM
here is a lovely picture I took of the scoreborad mid-seventh. I was afraid the bullppen would come in and this would be my last chance for a shot at ther eds winnning.

westofyou
04-12-2006, 02:01 AM
the game was way aweokmse and I am way drunke.

No way... I couldn't tell!!

pedro
04-12-2006, 02:06 AM
the game was way aweokmse and I am way drunke.

Bronson arroyo is going to make those awful bleacher bujms cry in their sleep tonighnt. They are awful! Who raise dthese people!

PS crhis hammond still gives me heartberun. but today I forgive him.

PPS ia m 90% sure that Adam dunn's first home run lande3d at my house. Or lake michigna.


:beerme:

Gainesville Red
04-12-2006, 02:20 AM
the game was way aweokmse and I am way drunke.

Bronson arroyo is going to make those awful bleacher bujms cry in their sleep tonighnt. They are awful! Who raise dthese people!

PS crhis hammond still gives me heartberun. but today I forgive him.

PPS ia m 90% sure that Adam dunn's first home run lande3d at my house. Or lake michigna.

You my friend, have been awarded rep. from Gainesville Red.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:02 AM
Love that scoreboard with only 24 teams :D

TeamCasey
04-12-2006, 06:19 AM
:beerme: :laugh:

traderumor
04-12-2006, 11:14 AM
I think they call it TWI, but you forgot to tell all of us you love us several times, vatican plum

vaticanplum
04-12-2006, 01:17 PM
Ok, a few more lucid observations, for what they're worth...

1. Arroyo looked truly amazing. I was in the bleacher facing home plate, so I couldn't quite see the location of all of his pitches, but he was just spot-on, quick, solid, confident, good velocity at times like he could be an ace for almost any team in baseball. The kid has got good stuff, and he's smart too, which is one reason I've always had good faith in him. The Cubs were bad, no question about it, but Arroyo was downright freaking good. I hope to God he can keep this up. He's at an age where I feel like he could really come into his own in Cincinnati, more so than he would have been given opportunity to do in Boston.

2. I don't think I've ever seen a home run like Dunner's first. It was hit so hard that it cleared out almost before we had a chance to see it. Sometimes I don't think that kid can be a real human being. I kept moping around that the Reds can't hit homers with anyone on base, not particularly endearing myself to the Cubs fans around me. Oh, and then Encarnacion hit one with three men on base. So that was nice.

3. The bleacher bums are truly awful. Obviously, I expect to get razzed a bit when I'm clearly a visitor in another team's home. But there is a difference between some good-natured teasing and drunken, uneducated, ignorant horribleness. They might as well call that place Testosterone Zone. There is a difference between shouting "Go back to Cincinnati" and screaming "Kearns has the clap, he got it from his dad" (later augmented to "Kearns has the clap, he gave it to his mom") ad naseum throughout the entire game. And the thing is, Kearns (for example) could blow up at these people at any time, and I wouldn't blame him in a way, but who would get in trouble for it, the people provoking him for nine innings straight or his two seconds of reaction? And these people don't even know what they're talking about, and they're so busy hating that that can't bother loving. They were so preoccupied with screaming at Kearns that they completely missed Michael Barrett's home run (serves them right). But those Reds are more genial than I am about it: best non-baseball moment of the whole game was during a cubs pitching change, when Dunn, Griffey and Kearns stood in a group and faced the bleachers, with everyone standing, screaming and taunting them, and they just stood there staring them down and smiling. It was so delightful that some of the Testerone Zone was temporarily struck with a rare brief moment of humanity and laughed back at them. Of course, I did not take a picture, because anything there's worth taking a picture of, I'm so caught up in it that I forget. This is why I have a gazillion pictures of the groundscrew and about two of the actual game.

You can't fault people for loving their team, but they are uniquely awful about it. The ballpark in which I've spent the most time is Yankee Stadium, and they are nothing like this. First of all, they know what they're talking about. Very few of the loudest in the bleachers seemed to have any clue what's going on with the Reds ("where is Wily Mo Pena?" "Have the Reds won even a game yet?"). And second of all, while Yankeeites are not immune to personal attacks, particularly when people from Jersey are involved, they mostly stick to baseball. The worst of all in the bleachers was wearing an Ernie Banks jersey, and had I been in the mood for it (and had I not been suddenly concerned that I was having a brain aneurysm because I started mixing up left and right fields), I would have asked him how he feels about representing Ernie Banks with that attitude. You wear that, man, you have a name and a team to uphold. Cubs fans are just nasty when they're losing. That sense of entitlement is very irritating, and they have no sense of humor about it at all.

I should note that this is the first time I have ever sat in the bleachers, and my previous experiences at Wrigley (one of which involved a similar walloping of the Cubs by our beloved Reds) have all been delightful. It's a very small portion of people, but boy do they give their fans a bad name.

I did receive one very creative catcall: "Mm-mmm, five-way chili" which I thoroughly enjoyed. Almost fell over from the fact that someone was being creative.

And really, nothing could have spoiled that game for me. Nothing. And I did have to refrain from telling all of you I love you, love the Reds, etc. over and over again by the time I posted last night. I can't even describe how unbelievably great it was to be back in a ballpark again, watching a team that I always truly forget how much I love until I see them in person, despite their many weaknesses. Dang, six months go by and you always think you remember what it's like, you're always looking forward to it, but then it comes around again and you're giddy all over again. It's like the first snowfall of the year. Snow is just a part of life and you never think much of it. But then it snows for the first time in the winter, and you think dang it's like a miracle! How does this happen every single year?!?

Anyway, it was rad.

The Reds are playing in a very weak division this year. If they keep this up and make some moves at the deadline, I seriously think they can contend for the wild card. Okay, fourth place.

I'm actually trying to get some work done today but I'm looking forward to checking in later and reading some other opinions on the game. Go Reds!

Chip R
04-12-2006, 01:36 PM
Of course, that all goes out the winder when EE airmails a throw to first for the first time this year.

He did on Sunday but I have to admit Marty was restrained even after the HR.