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Edskin
08-06-2009, 03:15 PM
....the rest of the season, they will have a decent shot at making the playoffs.

If they go 36-19 they will have their first winning record since 2000.

Just sayin'

:)

WMR
08-06-2009, 03:18 PM
As my dad would say, if the bullfrog could fly he wouldn't bump his ass. ;)

redsmetz
08-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Well if either of these happened, I think we can all agree, along with Dusty, that this would be a miracle.

Highlifeman21
08-06-2009, 03:23 PM
....the rest of the season, they will have a decent shot at making the playoffs.

If they go 36-19 they will have their first winning record since 2000.

Just sayin'

:)

Whatcha been drinkin', Edskin?

40-15?

nate
08-06-2009, 03:26 PM
....the rest of the season, they will have a decent shot at making the playoffs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

Homer Bailey
08-06-2009, 03:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

HAHAHAHAHAH.

Beat me to it.

Brutus
08-06-2009, 03:51 PM
I'm more concerned with finishing 15-40.

corkedbat
08-06-2009, 04:07 PM
I'd be impressed by two wins in a row at this point.

macro
08-06-2009, 04:23 PM
So you're saying there's a chance!

http://www.homevideos.com/freezeframes3/dumb144.jpeg

Strikes Out Looking
08-06-2009, 04:29 PM
I'd be impressed by two wins in a row at this point.

I'm happy getting out of the first inning of the next game without giving up any runs to the Giants.

durl
08-06-2009, 05:09 PM
If they continue the trend of the past 2 weeks, they'll go 3-52 for the rest of the year.

Seriously though, unless there are some HUGE trades in the next few days, 40 wins extremely unlikely. OK, "extremely" isn't a strong enough word.

If I had to make a guess, I'll reverse your numbers and predict 15-40 for the remainder of the season.

oneupper
08-06-2009, 05:11 PM
If they go 40-15 and make the playoffs...

the Mastercard guys are going to come looking for my left nut!

Redlegs
08-06-2009, 07:04 PM
Why is the downhill fall always easier than the uphill climb? :(

Joseph
08-06-2009, 07:35 PM
Why is the downhill fall always easier than the uphill climb? :(

Ever climb a mountain?

Ever roll down a smooth, grassy hill?

There ya go.

BCubb2003
08-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Not even the Big Red Machine ever went 40-15.

Hoosier Red
08-06-2009, 08:38 PM
....the rest of the season, they will have a decent shot at making the playoffs.

If they go 36-19 they will have their first winning record since 2000.

Just sayin'

:)

Well obviously, that makes this the biggest series of the rest of the season.

klw
08-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Not even the Big Red Machine ever went 40-15.

Well they did start one season 70 and 30.

Redlegs
08-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Ever climb a mountain?


Negative. But I did just push mow a half acre lot on a slope. Man, that was a beyotch.

WMR
08-06-2009, 09:18 PM
I'll betcha I can throw a football over them there mountains.

http://dave88lx.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/uncle_rico_1.jpg

Unassisted
08-06-2009, 10:13 PM
I'm not convinced the Reds could go 40-15 if the rest of the season's games were played at GABP against the Nationals.

Edskin
08-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Not even the Big Red Machine ever went 40-15.

Yeah, but deep down, I think this team is better than the BRM-- they just haven't "gelled" yet. Once Taveras finds his stroke, we're gonna explode.

StillFunkyB
08-06-2009, 10:27 PM
posted Jim Mora video...

/thread

macro
08-06-2009, 10:53 PM
Not even the Big Red Machine ever went 40-15.

Actually, they went 41-9 during a 50-game stretch in May, June, and July of 1975...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135658/index.htm

corkedbat
08-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Actually, they went 41-9 during a 50-game stretch in May, June, and July of 1975...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135658/index.htm

Just thinking back about 75 & 76 makes this season even more unbearable. Never knew then, we'd never see it again.

Razor Shines
08-07-2009, 12:43 AM
I'm more concerned with finishing 15-40.

Oh, wow. Sometimes staring at the truth can feel like a kick in the crotchal area.

WVRedsFan
08-07-2009, 01:28 AM
40-15? I'd be happy to just break even the rest of the way. My biggest fear is that the injuries will take center stage in the reasons why things happened like they did. Sure, they helped make this a disastrous season but far greater was poor roster construction on the offensive side and a pitching staff that wasn't as good as advertised. Add to that the disappointing seasons Bruce (which put so much pressure on the kid), heck everyone had and you get this mess. Would the Reds have been better had Volquez, Votto, Dickerson, and Encarnacion not been hurt? Marginally. Not enough to make the playoffs. Probably about .500, but not enough to make any difference. I'm praying for wholesale changes before opening day 2010. Of course, I'm dreaming.

BCubb2003
08-07-2009, 07:47 AM
Actually, they went 41-9 during a 50-game stretch in May, June, and July of 1975...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135658/index.htm

Thanks, I was checking each month's record and none of the seemed to add up that way. So maybe they do have a chance.

PuffyPig
08-07-2009, 08:21 AM
Not even the Big Red Machine ever went 40-15.

In 1975, when the Reds starting 8 were actually starting, they went 41-8.

Not that that has anything to do with the 2009 season.

cumberlandreds
08-07-2009, 08:26 AM
Actually, they went 41-9 during a 50-game stretch in May, June, and July of 1975...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135658/index.htm

I knew they had some ridiculous stretch like that but couldn't remember the exact numbers. I think it started with beating up the Mets and Tom Seaver in a game near the end of May that season. They just blew away the rest of the division during that stretch and won it by 20 games. Hard to believe now the Reds were that good at one time in history. :(

Chip R
08-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Actually, they went 41-9 during a 50-game stretch in May, June, and July of 1975...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135658/index.htm


But they didn't go 40-15 did they? ;)

macro
08-07-2009, 09:36 AM
Thanks, I was checking each month's record and none of the seemed to add up that way. So maybe they do have a chance.

If Rose will move back to third base, I think they do. On the other hand, those guys are in their 60s now, and you have to start to wonder how much of an improvement they would be over the team we have now.

But, if nothing else, at least they wouldn't try to steal third with nobody out, or swing at a 3-0 pitch leading off the bottom the ninth down by two or three runs. :devil:

Edskin
08-08-2009, 06:05 AM
1 down......

StillFunkyB
08-08-2009, 07:15 AM
But, if nothing else, at least they wouldn't try to steal third with nobody out, or swing at a 3-0 pitch leading off the bottom the ninth down by two or three runs. :devil:

That's the thing that kills me about the Reds the last few years. These type of things that were HAMMERED into your head not to do, from the first day you started playing competitive baseball, are acceptable.

Like that game a while back where Hairston couldn't get that bunt down. The Dusty should have been all over him when he got back to the dugout. There is no way a third generation major league ballplayer should not be able to put that bunt down, unless he is standing on first base via a walk.