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ChatterRed
06-27-2008, 10:26 PM
Thompson held his own.

Bray gets a key out.

Magic Man gets hit a little, but the fielders manage to make it worse. Votto forgot to throw home until it was too late. Bruce misplayed an easy grounder to CF. What a mess.

757690
06-27-2008, 10:56 PM
I think you have hit on a subject that does not get enough attention. The Reds lack of fundamentals. It has been killing this team ever since McKeon left. I really thought Dusty would at least be able to fix that. So far, I have been proven wrong.

And you really can't just blame the players. This has been true, no matter who is on the roster. I think this is an organizational problem. Maybe, just maybe, Jocketty can have some effect. The Cardinals were always a fundamentally sound club under him.

Jefferson24
06-27-2008, 11:06 PM
It's hard to verbalize how much I think this team sucks. Outside of a few players I hardly even enjoy watching. The entire coaching staff should go and at least 1/2 the players should follow.

When did losing become acceptable? Trust me is is not only accepted now but encouraged, that is the signal this team is sending. It is time to rebuild, of course it was that time 3 years ago too, and 2 years ago, and last year. I'm sure next year will be no different.

ChatterRed
06-27-2008, 11:19 PM
It's hard to verbalize how much I think this team sucks. Outside of a few players I hardly even enjoy watching. The entire coaching staff should go and at least 1/2 the players should follow.

We did losing become acceptable? Trust me is is not only accepted now but encouraged, that is the signal this team is sending. It is time to rebuild, of course it was that time 3 years ago too, and 2 years ago, and last year. I'm sure next year will be no different.


Well said. I keep watching but know it's at my own risk.

Cincinnati professional baseball and football have become laughingstocks of all of sports.

While I want to be a fan, I'm almost embarrassed to be one.

I long for the day I can be proud to be a Cincinnati sports fan.

will5979
06-27-2008, 11:44 PM
I long for the day I can be proud to be a Cincinnati sports fan.

I couldn't have said that one better myself! I'm even too ashamed to war my Reds hat to play softball in that I always wear.

bengalsown
06-28-2008, 02:03 AM
I don't see how you can say that Cincinnati professional football is a laughingstock, they have the 3rd best quarterback in the NFL. Nobody's laughing at that, they're just waiting for pieces to fall in place.

The Reds have a complete disaster with too many missing pieces, the Bengals are 3 players stepping up from being a playoff team.

Fon Duc Tow
06-28-2008, 07:08 AM
the Bengals are 3 players stepping up from being a playoff team.


I thought the Bengal mantra was always "one player away." :D

3 is getting warmer though, I'll give you that.

SoTxRedsFan
06-28-2008, 08:47 AM
Why did a nice guy that grew up in Spain have to end up loving the Reds so damn much. I'm 25 years old, and I've probably seen 3 winning seasons in my history as a fan. Oh well, we'll do it next year.

durl
06-28-2008, 10:18 AM
Personally, I don't blame the defense. It's the offense's inability to score 1 run that concerns me. If they were scoring 4-5 runs every now and then, it might help them be more relaxed in the field and play with more confidence. As it is now, the defense pretty much knows if they allow 2 runs, the game is already over. That's a lot of pressure to have on your back when you're out in the field.

Crowther
06-28-2008, 10:20 AM
Do you realize the Reds are currently in a stretch of playing 12 games against bottom dwelling teams (Toronto, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Washington), and so far they are 1-3. This team flat out cannot produce any consistent offense. Too many lousy at bats (striking out, popping up, not moving runners). No pitching staff can win with an offense like that. Jocketty seems to have a track record at St. Louis of putting get 'em on, get 'em over, get 'em in teams together. It seems to me the ball is almost squarely in his court to retool this team and get some fundamentally sound people on the roster. Or we will be the bottom of the bottom.

eichstadtreds
06-28-2008, 11:55 AM
I think you have hit on a subject that does not get enough attention. The Reds lack of fundamentals. It has been killing this team ever since McKeon left. I really thought Dusty would at least be able to fix that. So far, I have been proven wrong.

And you really can't just blame the players. This has been true, no matter who is on the roster. I think this is an organizational problem. Maybe, just maybe, Jocketty can have some effect. The Cardinals were always a fundamentally sound club under him.

Their fundamentals are some of the worst in baseball. Just an example the other night down six nothing and Phillips is stealing. He was safe but barely. They play stupid baseball.

akron3344
06-28-2008, 12:07 PM
their team iq is about as high as majewski's era

TheBigLebowski
06-28-2008, 12:16 PM
their team iq is about as high as majewski's era

If your theory is correct, after a few more outings from Majewski, we'll be fielding a team full of MENSA members.

Jack Burton
06-28-2008, 12:32 PM
I agree with pretty much everything in this thread, this has been a season full of bad baseball. We should expect our squad to at least be fundamentally sound, that should be a given for a professional team. We are far from sound on the fundamentals side, and our team approach at the plate is even worse. I agree with the idea of firing the whole coaching staff and moving a few of our player$.

gedred69
06-29-2008, 06:14 PM
As a Season ticket holder, and a Reds fan longer than most on this site have been alive, I can no longer listen to,let alone watch this team of under-achievers. The performance of this entourage is not worth the effort. It's like watching the 80's team. Mario Soto's numbers would have been frightening except he pitched for the most pathetic team in Reds History. This team with all its supposed stars, plays the same way, ho-hum.

bounty37h
06-30-2008, 03:06 PM
I don't see how you can say that Cincinnati professional football is a laughingstock, they have the 3rd best quarterback in the NFL. Nobody's laughing at that, they're just waiting for pieces to fall in place.

The Reds have a complete disaster with too many missing pieces, the Bengals are 3 players stepping up from being a playoff team.

They are also 3 players away from filling half San Quinton :).