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Reds Fanatic
07-12-2006, 02:24 PM
I had to show this part of an article Eric Neel wrote. This part talks about Freel needing to play more which I agree but the amazing part is the end of the article. The guy has no idea O' Brien is no longer our GM. :laugh:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=neel/060712


2) What did Ryan Freel ever do to Jerry Narron?


Here's what Ryan Freel does for the Reds: He steals bases, he runs into walls and bloodies his nose, he plays about 23 different positions, he gets on base at a .383 clip and pops a few home runs, and he sets a gritty, gutty tone for the club every time he suits up.


Here's what manager Jerry Narron does: Sits him. A lot. In weird fits and starts, and often right after Freel has had a spectacular day. On June 4, Freel hit two home runs, drove in three and made a great diving catch in the outfield. On June 5, he got one pinch-hit at-bat. On June 8, he went 3-for-5, hit a home run and stole a base. On June 9, Narron gave him one plate appearance and then sat him altogether on June 10. Freel played on June 12, but not the next day. He played on June 14, but not on June 16. And on and on it goes.

Not since Mommie Dearest went haywire on Christina have we seen such traumatic schizophrenic leadership.

I say, let the Free Ryan Freel campaign begin here. Send your cards and letters to: Dan O'Brien, General Manager, The National League Cincinnati Ball Club.

NJReds
07-12-2006, 02:25 PM
Wow. Must be the "Fact Checker's" day off at ESPN.

lollipopcurve
07-12-2006, 02:28 PM
Yep, haven't seen leadership like that in Cincinnati for awhile. The expertise at ESPN -- bow down!

Marc D
07-12-2006, 02:42 PM
Wow. Must be the "Fact Checker's" day off at ESPN.

I wasn't aware they employed any.

NJReds
07-12-2006, 02:46 PM
I wasn't aware they employed any.


What about "the Schwab"? :evil:

registerthis
07-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Also interesting that he points out Freel's HRs. Probably the least-impressive aspect of his game.

kyred14
07-12-2006, 03:13 PM
Well, up until that whole DanO thing, he had a pretty good point.

Reds Fanatic
07-12-2006, 03:16 PM
Well, up until that whole DanO thing, he had a pretty good point.
True and I like the comparison of Narron's leadership to Mommie Dearest.

Falls City Beer
07-12-2006, 03:24 PM
True and I like the comparison of Narron's leadership to Mommie Dearest.

Agree. Maybe we can dig up Joan and have her whip Jerry with some wire hangers.

Reds Fanatic
07-12-2006, 03:33 PM
Agree. Maybe we can dig up Joan and have her whip Jerry with some wire hangers.
Instead of "No Wire Hangers" with Narron it's "Aurilia must bat cleanup" or "No Rookie Starters"

Big Klu
07-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Agree. Maybe we can dig up Joan and have her whip Jerry with some wire hangers.

"Joan Crawford Has Risen From The Grave."

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drd800/d809/d80934r502f.jpg

Reds1
07-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Pretty sad. Especially considering our new GM has made many moves and some very good moves.

KronoRed
07-12-2006, 05:08 PM
ESPN referred to the Reds stadium as Cinergy field

last year.

oregonred
07-13-2006, 03:14 AM
ESPN's baseball schedule is showing "Avalanche at Bengals from Riverfront Stadium" 7:10 EDT for Thursday's MLB schedule link...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/schedules

GAC
07-13-2006, 06:13 AM
I always wondered what the ESP stood for in their title. :lol: