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redsupport
08-08-2006, 11:23 AM
Perhaps if Rapp were managing last night Skeeter Barnes and Wade Rowdon would have provided a spark

CySeymour
08-08-2006, 11:45 AM
At least he had Concepcion at SS

Heath
08-08-2006, 12:04 PM
At least he had Concepcion at SS

and Tony Perez and Duane Walker off the bench with Dave Parker in right.

I would consider Vern Rapp the Brandon Larson of Managers. He was a fantastic AAA manager with no success at the big-league level. A Howsam guy through and through. Only reason he got the job in '84 was due to Howsam coming back as President/GM and I think Bob "owed him one".

redsupport
08-08-2006, 12:05 PM
I also think he deployed Alan Knicely very nicely

UPRedsFan
08-08-2006, 02:19 PM
Alex Trevino never should have started over Alan Knicely!

CySeymour
08-08-2006, 02:22 PM
Alex Trevino never should have started over Alan Knicely!

If I remember right, it wasn't Trevino gettign the playing time in '84, it was Dann Billardello

redsupport
08-08-2006, 02:27 PM
dave van gorder was vying for the valuable playing time

RichRed
08-08-2006, 03:16 PM
The immortal Brad Gulden had most of the ABs at catcher that year. Mmmm, mustard.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2006, 03:20 PM
The immortal Brad Gulden had most of the ABs at catcher that year. Mmmm, mustard.

My Dad met Gulden once. Though what warms my heart especially about Gulden is that he made his MLB debut on my 12th birthday. He must have been remarkable to have received a call-up so late in the season.

redsupport
08-08-2006, 04:41 PM
gulden when asked what the highlight of his career was, opined that there was a nervous exhilaration he anticipated when getting ready to receive the deceptive delivieries of Keefe Cato

Heath
08-08-2006, 05:38 PM
The immortal Brad Gulden had most of the ABs at catcher that year. Mmmm, mustard.

Stuck behind Rick Cerone in NYY's AAA for a while-just another name in the long immortal Reds catchers AFTER Johnny Bench.