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PuffyPig
06-30-2011, 02:25 PM
(1) In my last 3 starts, I have thrown 124, 124 and 132 pitches.

(2) I am 36 years old.

(3) Those 3 starts represent my 3 highest pitch counts of my career.

(4) My manager is a total moron.

(5) My arm is held togrther by string and chewing gum.

(6) I think I am going to cry.

(7) What will I tell my son?

cumberlandreds
06-30-2011, 02:37 PM
The last two clues gave it away. :laugh:

Bob Borkowski
06-30-2011, 03:00 PM
The last two clues gave it away. :laugh:

#4 did it for me.

MikeThierry
06-30-2011, 04:05 PM
Isn't that the same manager who has been managing for over 30 years now? I mean you can disagree with what he does but a moron he is not. If he was a complete moron he wouldn't be in the game all those years.

mbgrayson
06-30-2011, 04:38 PM
Isn't that the same manager who has been managing for over 30 years now? I mean you can disagree with what he does but a moron he is not. If he was a complete moron he wouldn't be in the game all those years.

I'm guessing that the term 'moron' was used mainly because this is a family web site, and the truly accurate term would be innappropriate for this site.


Interesting about the high pitch counts.... I would observe :

1. That leaving a starter in that long shows zero confidence in their terrible bullpen.
2. He actually got two wins in these three starts.

reds1869
06-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Isn't that the same manager who has been managing for over 30 years now? I mean you can disagree with what he does but a moron he is not. If he was a complete moron he wouldn't be in the game all those years.

I agree, he is definitely not a moron. Unfortunately RedsZone rules prevent most of us from using our preferred term for the guy. Moron is a reasonable substitute.

Edit: I see the man who is busy miraculously resurrecting a brutal franchise in our fantasy league beat me to it.

_Sir_Charles_
06-30-2011, 04:41 PM
You never know. It could've been Carpenter insisting that he stay out there. He's been struggling to find W's with the pen that they have, so it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

PuffyPig
06-30-2011, 05:06 PM
Isn't that the same manager who has been managing for over 30 years now? I mean you can disagree with what he does but a moron he is not. If he was a complete moron he wouldn't be in the game all those years.


You don't think there may have been an ounce of "tongue in cheek" in this thread?

MikeThierry
06-30-2011, 05:17 PM
You don't think there may have been an ounce of "tongue in cheek" in this thread?

True but its a bit of low brow in my opinion.

Tom Servo
06-30-2011, 05:51 PM
True but its a bit of low brow in my opinion.
I think RedsZone is a great place for all around baseball discussion, so you can give us a pass or two for the occasional not so mincing of words about a rival team or manager.

PuffyPig
06-30-2011, 06:34 PM
True but its a bit of low brow in my opinion.


Larussa having a 36 year old pitcher break his record for pitches thrown in a game in 3 consecutive appearances is indefensible. Larussa is a total moron. I stand by this statement.

And when Carpenter goes on the DL, everybody on the Cards board will make the same comment.

You do know this is a Reds board don't you?

MikeThierry
06-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Carpenter had 6 days of rest in two of those three starts. With the shaky bullpen it isn't that illogical to extend Carpenter a bit. We all know that people who get on forums can manage better than a first ballot Hall of Fame manager. Why don't you send in your suggestions to TLR, Puffy. I'm sure he will manage the game based off of your vast experience. :rolleyes:

PuffyPig
06-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Carpenter had 6 days of rest in two of those three starts. With the shaky bullpen it isn't that illogical to extend Carpenter a bit. We all know that people who get on forums can manage better than a first ballot Hall of Fame manager. Why don't you send in your suggestions to TLR, Puffy. I'm sure he will manage the game based off of your vast experience. :rolleyes:

Let's give him 10 days rest and have him throw 200 pitches.

It doesn't work that way.

And he wasn't "extented a bit". He was ridden harder than he's ever been ridden before. Throwing 115 pitches is "extending him a bit".
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Always Red
06-30-2011, 11:10 PM
Those pitch counts show desperation.

LaRussa is anything but a moron, he is a great manager, but he's burning a starter at the end of June for wins now. That's what managers do (win now), and it's up to the FO to keep him from doing so. The thinness of the Cards roster is beginning to show.

mbgrayson
06-30-2011, 11:31 PM
.... a first ballot Hall of Fame manager


http://0.tqn.com/d/crime/1/7/o/S/larussa_t.jpg

Tony is well known for his amazing baseball innovations:
1. Taking the A's to the World Series on the shoulders of the steroid fueled 'bash brothers'.... But Tony knew NOTHING, saw NOTHING, heard NOTHING about steroids. Right.
2. Having the pitcher bat 8th. Brilliant.
3. Taking the 2006 Cardinals to a World Series victory with a team that won 83 games in the regular season. Awe-inspiring....
4. Creating the whiny Cardinals of song and story, including slippery balls, uneven pitching mounds, headhunting opposing pitchers, etc.
5. "Tony Larussa has won a lot of games as a manager. He has also lost a lot of clubhouses.You'd be amazed at how many of his ex-players just can't stand the guy."


http://oncardautos.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/larussa-and-big-mac.jpg

Ghosts of 1990
06-30-2011, 11:34 PM
I know who you are, but my question for you is what are you going to do when you're not a baseball player anymore in about a year?

MikeThierry
06-30-2011, 11:48 PM
Taking the 2006 Cardinals to a World Series victory with a team that won 83 games in the regular season. Awe-inspiring....

I think any team will be happy to win a World Series even with the low amount of wins. Wouldn't you, as a Reds fan, be happy for a World Series despite what record your team has at the end of the season? I know you were trying to be cute here with your sarcasm but I'm pretty happy about that World Series title in 2006 as is the rest of Cardinals fans.