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texasdave
09-20-2011, 02:13 AM
Don't look now but both the Cards and the Giants are back from the dead.

St. Louis, you know that team that hates their manager etc, has climbed back to within 2.5 games. (Tony LaRussa any day over Dusty Baker)
San Francisco has won 8 games in a row and trails by only 3.5 games.

Roughly ten games to go. Atlanta has to be feeling the heat.

It's a shame the Queen City Boys packed it in the last two months of the season, losing to a AAA club tonight. But go on get your numbers, boys. You have earned them.

DocRed
09-20-2011, 11:15 AM
I'm not sure why but I find myself rooting for the Cards to catch the Braves for some reason. Maybe because there is nothing to cheer about for our team these days.

drowg14
09-20-2011, 12:43 PM
I'm not sure why but I find myself rooting for the Cards to catch the Braves for some reason. Maybe because there is nothing to cheer about for our team these days.

HERETIC! :devil:

Vottomatic
09-20-2011, 04:51 PM
Geez. I'd never root for the Cardinals. I'm disappointed that the Brewers haven't clinched this thing yet. Same for the Braves.

I want the Cardinals to feel the same sense of failure that the Reds feel right now.

texasdave
09-20-2011, 05:00 PM
Geez. I'd never root for the Cardinals. I'm disappointed that the Brewers haven't clinched this thing yet. Same for the Braves.

I want the Cardinals to feel the same sense of failure that the Reds feel right now.

I don't. I want them to feel even worse. My ideal scenario would play out with the Cardinals grabbing a one-game lead in the Wild Card race with two games to play. Pandemonium in the streets of St. Louis. And then having them lose the final two games, while Atlanta wins and snatches the playoff spot away. Perfect. What a crusher that would be. It would be even more perfect if Pujols took a called third strike to end the final game with the go-ahead runners on base and Carpenter got the loss. Pujols, in a steroid-induced rage, breaks his bat over his knee. Cork and a vial of HGH fly out. LaRussa comes out to argue the call, gets livid, punches an umpire and gets suspended for the entire 2012 season.
Could happen.

drowg14
09-20-2011, 05:17 PM
I don't. I want them to feel even worse. My ideal scenario would play out with the Cardinals grabbing a one-game lead in the Wild Card race with two games to play. Pandemonium in the streets of St. Louis. And then having them lose the final two games, while Atlanta wins and snatches the playoff spot away. Perfect. What a crusher that would be. It would be even more perfect if Pujols took a called third strike to end the final game with the go-ahead runners on base and Carpenter got the loss. Pujols, in a steroid-induced rage, breaks his bat over his knee. Cork and a vial of HGH fly out. LaRussa comes out to argue the call, gets livid, punches an umpire and gets suspended for the entire 2012 season.
Could happen.

In this scenario, could Dusty decide he needs to retire. Also, CC Sabathia decides to opt out of his contract with the yankees, and come back to Ohio, albeit it the team in the SW corner, and sign for $400k a year?

R_Webb18
09-20-2011, 05:23 PM
cardinals have decent shot. giants have no shot

texasdave
09-20-2011, 05:27 PM
In this scenario, could Dusty decide he needs to retire. Also, CC Sabathia decides to opt out of his contract with the yankees, and come back to Ohio, albeit it the team in the SW corner, and sign for $400k a year?

If you're gonna dream, might as well dream big, dude.

nux fan
09-20-2011, 06:49 PM
reds are playing huge big time baseball tonite, maybe dusty will call for the squeeze play with a 2-2 count and proclaim that the scoreboard was wrong

will5979
09-20-2011, 06:53 PM
In this scenario, could Dusty decide he needs to retire. Also, CC Sabathia decides to opt out of his contract with the yankees, and come back to Ohio, albeit it the team in the SW corner, and sign for $400k a year?

He probably hates Cincinnati right now, I screamed at him while he was warming up in the bullpen back in June if he wanted me to go get him some hot-dogs and I called him Tubby, I know he heard cause I wasn't but 15 feet from him.

Vottomatic
09-20-2011, 09:04 PM
In this scenario, could Dusty decide he needs to retire. Also, CC Sabathia decides to opt out of his contract with the yankees, and come back to Ohio, albeit it the team in the SW corner, and sign for $400k a year?

Heck, the strong rumor is that Halladay, Lee, Sabathia, Kershaw, Shields, and others are all going to ask out of their contracts and demand a trade to the Reds or to be able to sign as a free agent with the Reds for virtually nothing in return.

Every player wants to play for the Reds. We're America's Team.

drowg14
09-20-2011, 10:44 PM
Heck, the strong rumor is that Halladay, Lee, Sabathia, Kershaw, Shields, and others are all going to ask out of their contracts and demand a trade to the Reds or to be able to sign as a free agent with the Reds for virtually nothing in return.

Every player wants to play for the Reds. We're America's Team.

Well that clearly wouldn't work. One of those guys would have to pitch middle relief so we have room for Arroyo. And I don't know about having 3 lefties in the rotation...

texasdave
09-21-2011, 12:17 AM
Every player wants to play for the Reds. We're America's Team.

We play in the Great AMERICAN Ball Park.

Vottomatic
09-21-2011, 09:20 AM
Braves won.
Cards won.
Giants lost.

7 games to go.

Brewers won. Magic number now 3.

texasdave
09-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Florida up 3-0 over Atlanta in the 7th.
St. Louis leads the Metropolitans 3-0 early.

Is the lead heading down to 1.5?

texasdave
09-21-2011, 10:07 PM
Florida up 3-0 over Atlanta in the 7th.
St. Louis leads the Metropolitans 3-0 early.

Is the lead heading down to 1.5?

I'd like to think the jinx worked. Metropolitans now lead 4-3.

texasdave
09-21-2011, 11:43 PM
In the AL, Boston loses. Tampa is tied up in the nightcap after losing the opener. If they can pull it out they will be 1.5 behind the Red Sox.
Braves lost. St. Louis came from behind to win and the Giants are leading. Redbirds now 1.5 out. If the Giants hold on they are 3.5 back.

Vottomatic
09-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Come on Brewers and Braves! Get it done.

texasdave
09-22-2011, 12:34 PM
St. Louis has four home games: NYM -1 CHC - 3; three road games: HOU - 3.
Atlanta has three home games: PHI -3; three road games: WSN - 3.

Advantage St. Louis I would guess.

will5979
09-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Never dreamed I'd be saying this but Come on Cardinals! Sorry guys I have nothing but the upmost disrespect and hatred for the Atlanta Braves, let me make myself clear, I HATE THE ATLANTA BRAVES, I can't stand the Cardinals, but I hate the Braves, nothing would bring a smile to my face more on this dismal baseball season than seeing the Braves choke on the last weekend of the season when they had it all along!

code
09-22-2011, 12:51 PM
Never dreamed I'd be saying this but Come on Cardinals! Sorry guys I have nothing but the upmost disrespect and hatred for the Atlanta Braves, let me make myself clear, I HATE THE ATLANTA BRAVES, I can't stand the Cardinals, but I hate the Braves, nothing would bring a smile to my face more on this dismal baseball season than seeing the Braves choke on the last weekend of the season when they had it all along!


You still mad about 1995?

will5979
09-22-2011, 12:53 PM
You still mad about 1995?

Ding ding ding, what do we have for him Johnny!?

code
09-22-2011, 12:54 PM
Ding ding ding, what do we have for him Johnny!?

Not going to lie, I am too :)

will5979
09-22-2011, 12:55 PM
Not going to lie, I am too :)

1995 is one of the reasons I hate the Braves, the other is the amount of bandwagon Braves fans that live in my area...if you are from Southern West Virginia your team should be the Cincinnati Reds, and if it isn't then you are a POS! We are Reds Country all the way, always have, always will.

texasdave
09-22-2011, 12:57 PM
Never dreamed I'd be saying this but Come on Cardinals! Sorry guys I have nothing but the upmost disrespect and hatred for the Atlanta Braves, let me make myself clear, I HATE THE ATLANTA BRAVES, I can't stand the Cardinals, but I hate the Braves, nothing would bring a smile to my face more on this dismal baseball season than seeing the Braves choke on the last weekend of the season when they had it all along!

It's pretty much a win-win situation for me. The Cardinals coming up just short or the Braves spitting the bit. A silver lining in a sad, sad season. If, by some miracle, the Giants snuck in; that would be the ultimate. Cards fans crying. Braves fans crying. Good times.

will5979
09-22-2011, 12:57 PM
You still mad about 1995?

Man we had such a good team that year, I think the offense in 1995 was better than the offense of 1990 (obviously the pitching in 90 was better), its a shame the 94/95 team could not win the series.

will5979
09-22-2011, 01:00 PM
If, by some miracle, the Giants snuck in; that would be the ultimate. Cards fans crying. Braves fans crying. Good times.

If that were to happy a celebration party will be held at my house, all Reds fans, Brave-haters, Cardinal-haters, and Cub-haters are welcome!

texasdave
09-22-2011, 05:49 PM
Cardinals up 2 zip in the third. Why do those guys keep quitting on Tony LaRussa like that?

brm7675
09-22-2011, 05:54 PM
Sorry but I am hoping for the Cards to win the wildcard, then lets see how they do vs. the Phillies in teh first round...Go Cards...

texasdave
09-22-2011, 07:59 PM
Cardinals leading 6-2. Mets have the bases loaded in the ninth with out. Ex-Reds farmhand Justin Turner up. Two walks and an error. Full count. Ball four. 6-3. Bases loaded. Jose Reyes. Jason Motte is out after 29 pitches. Rzepcyznski in. Reyes with a bloop single. 6-4. Bases still loaded. One out. First hit of the inning was a bloop. LaRussa must be livid. Salas in to relieve Rzepcyznski. Happy days are here again. Tejada was down 0-2 in the count and fought back to run it full, before doubling. 6-6. Reyes on third, Tejada on second. Intentional walk to load them up. A lot of the big bats are out of the game for St. Louis as LaRussa went for defense.

nux fan
09-22-2011, 08:14 PM
hes a different variety of baker, slightly better though

texasdave
09-22-2011, 08:16 PM
Mets said the Cardinals fans were doing the most polite booing he has ever heard. Almost like they were embarrassed to boo. David Wright Ks. Two down. St. Louis was up 6-1 after 7. Two-out, two-run single by Willie Harris. 8-6 Mets.

nux fan
09-22-2011, 08:16 PM
adam rosales 4-54 this year, dusty would bat him clean up

texasdave
09-22-2011, 08:19 PM
LOL Couldn't think of any team I would rather have cough up a 6-2 lead in the ninth.

Vottomatic
09-22-2011, 08:36 PM
Mets score 6 runs in the 9th and beat the Cardinals. I hope this starts the Cards tailspin!

smixsell
09-22-2011, 08:45 PM
LOL Couldn't think of any team I would rather have cough up a 6-2 lead in the ninth.

Sweet music! :beerme:

DocRed
09-22-2011, 09:47 PM
Go Tampa!

Tadasimha
09-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Mets score 6 runs in the 9th and beat the Cardinals. I hope this starts the Cards tailspin!

My hope is that they miss the post-season by one game and go into the off season knowing that this was the game that cost them!

texasdave
09-23-2011, 03:55 AM
Good night for Los Bravos as both the Cards (choked) and the Giants (booty-kicked) lost.

Vottomatic
09-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Got to be a gut wrenching killer to lose by an opponent scoring 6 runs in the 9th. Especially with all that is at stake.

texasdave
09-24-2011, 04:45 PM
Cards trailing 1-0 going into the 9th. They have a runner on third base with one out when David Freese strikes out. Where have I seen that before, a punch out with a runner on third and less than two outs? And then, after walking three straight to completely clog the bases and force in the tying run, Marmol uncorks a wild pitch as the Redbirds win 2-1 lead. Cubbies forever. It's like the reverse of the Mets game a couple games back. Los Bravos are losing. Cardinals creep within two. Furcal the hero by working that wild pitch.

texasdave
09-24-2011, 04:50 PM
St. Louis is like that vampire that can't quite be finished off. Silver stake time.

Vottomatic
09-24-2011, 06:17 PM
I hope they fall short by one game.

texasdave
09-25-2011, 04:14 PM
Red Sox trailing 5-2 in the first game of a day/night DH. Tampa Bay leads 4-2. Could have a tie in the WC by day's end.
Final series Boston visits Baltimore. Tampa hosts the Evil Empire.

texasdave
09-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Los Bravos trail 1-0 in the fourth. Ditto the Cards.

texasdave
09-25-2011, 06:25 PM
St. Louis one game behind Atlanta. Tampa Bay half a game behind Boston. Boston plays New York tonight. Tight.

Vottomatic
09-25-2011, 07:16 PM
This totally sucks.

texasdave
09-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Red Sox started the season 2-10. In September they are 5-18. A bookend total of 7-28, or .200 wpct. In between those two stretches they have gone 81-42, or .659 wpct. Crazy.

Lackey 12-12 6.49 ERA. vs. Nova 16-4 3.62 ERA. Yikes

How do you have as many wins as losses with a 6.49 ERA?

DocRed
09-25-2011, 09:37 PM
Red Sox started the season 2-10. In September they are 5-18. A bookend total of 7-28, or .200 wpct. In between those two stretches they have gone 81-42, or .659 wpct. Crazy.

Lackey 12-12 6.49 ERA. vs. Nova 16-4 3.62 ERA. Yikes

How do you have as many wins as losses with a 6.49 ERA?

statistical outlier

powersackers
09-26-2011, 02:08 AM
statistical outlier

I would think with nearly 200M in payroll spent mostly on his team's hitting; a 6.50 ERA pitcher can win 50% of his games. Maybe it is an outlier; but when put in context, not much of one.

51 times BOS has scored 7 or more Runs. Roughly 30% of the games they've played.

DocRed
09-26-2011, 11:33 PM
Cards tie it up woohoo!!! Only after a KEY decision by Larussa to steal 2nd and 3rd with no outs....DuhSty....would never....

texasdave
09-26-2011, 11:37 PM
Did the Reds quit on Dusty this year? The Cardinals were way behind and fought back to get into playoff contention. The Reds not so much. Makes you wonder.

On August 24th St. Louis was only 67-63. 10.5 games behind Atlanta. 10.0 games behind Milwaukee. They could have easily thrown in the towel. They have gone 21-8 since then. Cincinnati 14-16.

texasdave
09-26-2011, 11:43 PM
Boston and Tampa tied up with two games left. Come on, Baltimore.

texasdave
09-26-2011, 11:50 PM
Cards-Astros heading into the 9th knotted up at four.

texasdave
09-27-2011, 12:21 AM
Just a pitiful effort by Yadier Molina in the top of the 10th. And I thought he was supposed to be a pro's pro. Very high fly ball and Molina doesn't run at first and then starts jogging and staring at the ball. It bounces off the wall just short of the Crawford Boxes and away from the leftfielder. The centerfielder has to come over and run it down and Molina ends up at second instead of third. To compound things Theriot hits a comebacker to the mound and they throw Molina out at third. Ridiculous effort by Molina on that sequence of events.

Dew4192
09-27-2011, 12:36 AM
No, Dusty gave up on the Reds. FIRE DUSTY!!! Time for a new face, and a fresh start for next years playoff run! I think Tampa Bay will get in. GO BRAVES!!! :beerme:

Old NDN
09-27-2011, 01:13 AM
Astros squeeze another life out of the Cards!

Ohayou
09-27-2011, 01:44 AM
Seriously, do any of these teams want to make it to the playoffs? Boston and Atlanta collapsing, Cardinals losing to the Astros...

texasdave
09-27-2011, 03:36 AM
The Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals would be home if tiebreaker games are needed to decide wild-card berths in the playoffs.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/baseball/mlb/09/26/wild.card.tiebreakers.ap/index.html#ixzz1Z8G9GkP8

texasdave
09-27-2011, 01:32 PM
St. Louis at Houston - Henry Sosa goes for the Astros. Not impressed with his pitching at all. Westbrook counters for the Cardinals. Bet the house on St. Louis.
Phils visit Los Bravos - Black is black. I want my ten-game lead over the Cardinals back. The Oswalt-Lowe matchup leans in Philadelphia's favor. Look for a tie heading into the final game of the season.

If there is a one-game playoff this year, St. Louis and Tampa will have home field advantage.

Vottomatic
09-27-2011, 03:01 PM
St. Louis at Houston - Henry Sosa goes for the Astros. Not impressed with his pitching at all. Westbrook counters for the Cardinals. Bet the house on St. Louis.
Phils visit Los Bravos - Black is black. I want my ten-game lead over the Cardinals back. The Oswalt-Lowe matchup leans in Philadelphia's favor. Look for a tie heading into the final game of the season.

If there is a one-game playoff this year, St. Louis and Tampa will have home field advantage.

Los Bravos - Black is black - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-eLVDfoM64&feature=player_embedded)

Los Bravos - 2008 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV9J4KI36_E&NR=1)

texasdave
09-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Phils up early on Atlanta 2-0. St. Louis and Houston scoreless.

Vottomatic
09-27-2011, 08:55 PM
If I'm the Phils, I lay down for Atlanta. I'd want the struggling team in the playoffs, not the hot team.

texasdave
09-27-2011, 09:29 PM
6 zip Phils. Cards have a decent chance to tie this race up. Houston takes a 1 -0 lead against the Cards. Berkman with a woeful throw on a sac fly.

texasdave
09-27-2011, 09:52 PM
Houston having some fun at the Cardinals expense. Make 'em suffer.

texasdave
09-27-2011, 09:52 PM
That would be pretty sweet. Phils sweep Atlanta. But Houston sweeps the Cards to deny them of going to the playoffs.

will5979
09-28-2011, 01:35 AM
If I'm the Phils, I lay down for Atlanta. I'd want the struggling team in the playoffs, not the hot team.

Good point, the only problem is the 3 game win streak could give any MLB team momentum going into the playoffs!

Vottomatic
09-28-2011, 10:12 AM
If I'm the Phils, I lay an egg tonight.

Ohayou
09-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Whatever happens today, I'm sure people in Atlanta are praying that was Lowe's last start in a Braves uniform. :laugh:

smixsell
09-28-2011, 11:31 AM
If I'm the Phils, I lay an egg tonight.

I originally thought the same thing, BUT then I realized that because you can't play a wildcard from your own division in the first round, the Phils will play the Cards if the Cards are the WC, but will play either the Brewers or the DB's if Atlanta gets in.

So if the Phils lay down and try to help the Braves in, then they just give the Brewers or the DB's an easier first round matchup, increasing the liklihood of a short series and an advantage for their potential NLCS foes.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 06:18 PM
Please let Chris Carpenter throw a game-losing bomb in the late innings tonight. A pop fly that travels about 312 feet but somehow manages to land in the Crawford Boxes would be perfection. If it comes on the next pitch after he feels he struck the batter out only to not get the call is gravy. I want to see Carpenter go ballistic.

smixsell
09-28-2011, 06:27 PM
Please let Chris Carpenter throw a game-losing bomb in the late innings tonight. A pop fly that travels about 312 feet but somehow manages to land in the Crawford Boxes would be perfection. If it comes on the next pitch after he feels he struck the batter out only to not get the call is gravy. I want to see Carpenter go ballistic.

I had the same daydream. :o) It would be AWESOME! :beerme:

texasdave
09-28-2011, 08:43 PM
Ryan Braun needs no worse than 3 for 4 to win the batting title.

brm7675
09-28-2011, 08:45 PM
I wonder how many Reds fans heads would explode if say not only do the Cards get into the playoffs but would somehow pull off the unthinkable and win it all?

texasdave
09-28-2011, 08:45 PM
Phillies jumped out 1-0, but Atlanta comes back with a run in the bottom half of the first. 1-1.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 08:45 PM
I wonder how many Reds fans heads would explode if say not only do the Cards get into the playoffs but would somehow pull off the unthinkable and win it all?

Many.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:04 PM
Dan Uggla plays a little long ball. Braves 3 Phils 1.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:09 PM
First two Philadelphia batters reach in the top of the fourth. And the 'Reds' the rest of the inning. 3-1 Atlanta.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:16 PM
Cardinals start the game with four straight singles. 2 zip Cards. 2 on, 0 out.

Ohayou
09-28-2011, 09:17 PM
So much for that 'Game 7' mentality that Myers claimed to have.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:19 PM
Make that five straight hits. 3-0.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:20 PM
So much for that 'Game 7' mentality that Myers claimed to have.

Game 7 and he has money on St. Louis. :)

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:21 PM
Yadier grounds out. Schumaker singles. 4-0.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:25 PM
Punto singles. 7 out of 8 Cards have hit safely. 5-0 with Carpenter batting. Only one out. Myers kicks it up a notch, striking out Carp.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 09:31 PM
Cards lineup:


Jay .298
Craig .316
Pujols .301
Berkman .303
Freese .297
Molina .305
Schumaker .286
Punto .282
Pitcher

That doesn't even include Holliday.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Error by Jack Wilson cuts the deficit to a single run, 3-2. Victorino grounds into a double play to end the threat.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 10:27 PM
Jose Altuve with the lone hit off Carpenter through five.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 10:29 PM
Philadelphia with a runner on second with two down. Instead of walking Ryan Howard they just plunk him. Mayberry walks, loading them up for Ibanez. GM GA GN. Phillies will have one more go round.

Ohayou
09-28-2011, 10:41 PM
Red Sox up 3-2, Braves up 3-2

Rays down 7-0, Cardinals up 7-0

texasdave
09-28-2011, 10:46 PM
Kimbrel on for Atlanta to close things out. Polanco lines a single to right. We have a pinch runner coming on. Ruiz strikes out on ball four. Ben Francisco walks. Two on, one out. Rollins walks. Kimbrel throws hard, but his control is lacking tonight. Utley up with the bases filled. Sac fly. Tie ballgame. Pence up with two out. They wanted no part of Pence. Bases juiced again. Ryan Howard was lifted for a pinch runner earlier in the game. Michael Martinez up. Kimbrel out after 29 pitches. Medlin on. Whoa. Pulling the closer for a pitcher who has faced all of three batters this year. What a situation to be put into. He does the job. On to the bottom of the ninth. All square at three apiece.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 11:05 PM
Carpenter pitching a dandy. 2 hits, 10 Ks thru 7.

texasdave
09-28-2011, 11:13 PM
Free baseball in Hotlanta. Last thing they wanted.

Ohayou
09-28-2011, 11:15 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg857/scaled.php?tn=0&server=857&filename=uidgc.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

texasdave
09-28-2011, 11:18 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg857/scaled.php?tn=0&server=857&filename=uidgc.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

That was me last year watching the Phillies take out the Reds in the playoffs. :laugh:

texasdave
09-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Carpenter complete game. Two hits, one walk, fanned 11.

Vottomatic
09-28-2011, 11:37 PM
That's me watching the Braves pee it all away. Cards are just plain lucky. I hope Phillies wax them in the playoffs.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:27 AM
I wouldn't pitch to Pence. Let Martinez try to get a hit.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:30 AM
Managers are stupid. That's all I can say. Why the heck would you pitch to Pence when you got Rule 5, no bat Martinez on deck?

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:31 AM
Michael sub-Mendoza Martinez or Hunter Pence? Lemme see now.

Ohayou
09-29-2011, 12:32 AM
Was that Rhodes celebrating by the TV? :)

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:33 AM
Tony "I am driving drunk tonight for sure" LaRussa.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:34 AM
Come on, Larry. Jerk one out of the park.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:38 AM
I just threw up a little in my mouth. :barf:

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:39 AM
Yak one, Freddie.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:40 AM
I hope Uggla doesn't get tailpiped here.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:41 AM
Ok now I just threw up a lot in mouth. :barf:

Krawhitham
09-29-2011, 12:42 AM
Cards win wildcard

that sucks

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:42 AM
LaRussa manages circles around Baker.

Vottomatic
09-29-2011, 12:46 AM
I hate the Cardinals. An organization of punks.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:47 AM
I hate the Cardinals. An organization of punks.

They will probably end up in the WS.

EMAW
09-29-2011, 12:48 AM
LaRussa manages circles around Baker.

I am learning a few things about this site. Any mention of anything relating to baseball results in an anti Baker rant. In my visit to Cincinnati this summer I did not detect this.

Ohayou
09-29-2011, 12:52 AM
Time to root for the Brewers.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 12:56 AM
I am learning a few things about this site. Any mention of anything relating to baseball results in an anti Baker rant. In my visit to Cincinnati this summer I did not detect this.

Do you think Baker is a better manager than Tony Larussa? And I wouldn't really describe that as a rant.

EMAW
09-29-2011, 01:11 AM
Do you think Baker is a better manager than Tony Larussa? And I wouldn't really describe that as a rant.

Better? No
As Good? Yes
Both have good track records and head to head they are almost even. The 2010 Reds were not as talented as the 2010 Cards and the Reds won the division. As far as who I would prefer managing the team I have been a fan of for a long time, the choice is Dusty for sure. I am biased somewhat, a family member of mine was a teammate with Dusty in the 70's.

texasdave
09-29-2011, 01:15 AM
Better? No
As Good? Yes
Both have good track records and head to head they are almost even. The 2010 Reds were not as talented as the 2010 Cards and the Reds won the division. As far as who I would prefer managing the team I have been a fan of for a long time, the choice is Dusty for sure. I am biased somewhat, a family member of mine was a teammate with Dusty in the 70's.

Well that explains that.

Stray
09-29-2011, 01:16 AM
Epic charge by the Cards. When both of us thought the season was over you always knew there was that one in a million chance. The Cards played for it and deserve it.

Go Philly!
(that hurt to write)

texasdave
09-29-2011, 01:19 AM
My season is over. I don't do playoffs if the Reds aren't involved. Which means I seldom do playoffs. LOL.

EMAW
09-29-2011, 01:26 AM
My season is over. I don't do playoffs if the Reds aren't involved. Which means I seldom do playoffs. LOL.

Phillies will not break a sweat in the National League
Some inviting series in the Junior League
Time to concentrate on some K-State Football EMAW

nux fan
09-29-2011, 01:38 AM
I would not want Baker managing a grocery store he is floridly incompetent and a thin skinned loser

powersackers
09-29-2011, 02:37 AM
Cards improve their team in the offseason. Cards make moves to improve at trading deadline. Brewers improve their team in the offseason. Brewers make moves to improve at trading deadline.

Reds? Crickets....

Congrats to the hardworking GM/Manager combos in MLW and STL.

Walt and Dusty, enjoy your offseason.

Jr's Boy
09-29-2011, 02:58 AM
I just hope the Phillies give the Cardinals the same dose of medicine that they gave the Reds last season in the playoffs.

foxfire123
09-29-2011, 08:28 PM
I just hope the Phillies give the Cardinals the same dose of medicine that they gave the Reds last season in the playoffs.

Lets hope Jobu is reading this ^! Makes me positively ill that St Louis is still playing.

brm7675
09-29-2011, 08:34 PM
I am still waiting to see what happens to Reds Fans if the Cards win it all which isn't out of the question.

NCCardfan
09-29-2011, 09:00 PM
I am shocked that both the Cards and the Rays got the wild card berths. It does make me happy (see screen name if you have any questions;)) but as a baseball fan it is good to see teams head into the playoffs on an upswing. Last year the Reds kinda coasted in and went out in 3 games. The Cards did the exact same thing in 2009 so I am not picking at anyone, just stating fact. The Braves and the Red Sox would have made early, non-eventful exits had they limped into the post season with their poor September play.

The baseball that was played yesterday was really good for the sport overall and will do more to promote the sport than anything else. 4 teams tied for 2 playoff spots with 1 game to play in a 162 game season = AWESOME!