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texasdave
10-12-2012, 12:06 AM
I just want to express my thanks to Scottie Rolen. I think his influence on this club has been outstanding. Yeah, Father Time caught up with him a little bit there at the end. It was still my privilege and pleasure to watch him play. A true professional. It's a shame his last at-bat had to end the way it did. The
Reds seemed to gel when he started playing regularly back in 2009. He has earned my respect. I think he would make one heckuva coach. Now go on and enjoy those freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. :beerme:

mikemo14
10-12-2012, 12:11 AM
Rolen was great when healthy the first year here but nothing more than mediocre after. Injury zapped him of most of his power and he has not been a productove player for two full seasons.Glad he is leaving on his terms so the Reds wont be tempted to bring him back for another year like the past two.

Ironman92
10-12-2012, 12:13 AM
Even when he struggled....I want my son to play the game the way Scott did.

texasdave
10-12-2012, 12:18 AM
Even when he struggled....I want my son to play the game the way Scott did.

Which is high praise indeed.

Kcbuckeye22
10-12-2012, 12:19 AM
Even when he struggled....I want my son to play the game the way Scott did.

+1

moewan
10-12-2012, 12:54 AM
Sad way to end a great career :( that said what a career he had.

Over da Pence
10-12-2012, 02:09 AM
hats off to scott rolen indeed. Infact he's my favorite Red. I see him playing for more years to come.

jeremy24
10-12-2012, 02:11 AM
hats off to scott rolen indeed. Infact he's my favorite Red. I see him playing for more years to come.


I'll be very surprised if he is still playing next year.

redsrolen
10-12-2012, 03:20 AM
I just want to express my thanks to Scottie Rolen. I think his influence on this club has been outstanding. Yeah, Father Time caught up with him a little bit there at the end. It was still my privilege and pleasure to watch him play. A true professional. It's a shame his last at-bat had to end the way it did. The
Reds seemed to gel when he started playing regularly back in 2009. He has earned my respect. I think he would make one heckuva coach. Now go on and enjoy those freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. :beerme:

Thanks Texasdave...I didn't read your post but just started a new thread after reading the 'Old Guards' tribute...I will have to get those cookies to him....Looking forward to next yr!!;)

Reds
10-12-2012, 04:26 AM
blah/. at worst you could argue he threw the series away. i'm not ready to move on past that yet, professional player or not.

mrherd05
10-12-2012, 09:15 AM
Leaders do what is best for the team. What was best for this leader would have been to let management know that Todd Frazier was younger, and better than he was, and step aside and watch this team win. But he didnt. Selfish in my opinion.

dubc47834
10-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Scotty...it was a pleasure watching you when you were healthy, and it was tough to watch you battle thru injury. You always fought to get back and tried to be a rock on a young team. I hope you go out on your own terms and if you wanted to coach in Cincy I wouldn't have a problem with that!!!

alwaysawarrior
10-12-2012, 09:50 AM
Leaders do what is best for the team. What was best for this leader would have been to let management know that Todd Frazier was younger, and better than he was, and step aside and watch this team win. But he didnt. Selfish in my opinion.

I couldn't disagree with you more. It is not a player's job to remove themselves from a game. In fact I would say if he were thinking like that he should have hung them up way earlier. That being said Scott has lost a step. He was a guy that I rooted hard for, as he always played the game the right way. I don't think the reds bring him back next year. But I appreciate the time that he was here and don't believe the franchise would be as well off as they are now without him.

MrRedLegger
10-12-2012, 12:03 PM
Leaders do what is best for the team. What was best for this leader would have been to let management know that Todd Frazier was younger, and better than he was, and step aside and watch this team win. But he didnt. Selfish in my opinion.

Completely disagree. The entire season he understood that Todd Frazier was being conditioned for 3rd base. He was and is completely okay with it whenever he didn't get the start. He is a class act through and through and I couldn't be more proud the be a Reds fan knowing that Scottie go to wear the uniform.

According to this logic, Chipper Jones is a selfish jerk.

mrherd05
10-12-2012, 12:38 PM
No, Chipper hit .287 with 14 HR's and 62 RBIS's, Rolen hit .245.

alwaysawarrior
10-12-2012, 01:47 PM
No, Chipper hit .287 with 14 HR's and 62 RBIS's, Rolen hit .245.

The point was not who hit better but if there was a player that could hit better behind him. Either way not the player's responsibility to make that call at all imo. If you must blame someone for that blame Dusty. Rolen went out and gave effort as was his job.

Ironman92
10-12-2012, 05:50 PM
Leaders do what is best for the team. What was best for this leader would have been to let management know that Todd Frazier was younger, and better than he was, and step aside and watch this team win. But he didnt. Selfish in my opinion.

Please list all "leaders" in MLB history.