Re: Random Thoughts
It seems to me the point of the thread was to instill thought about having a knee jerk reaction from night to night. I'm an old geezer by most standards here, and as such I don't think it's productive to put a weight on anyone's shoulders from inning to inning. Over reacting is a waste of time and energy. Fans should look ahead as well as behind before jumping to conclusions, lighten up a little bit. In general players have good seasons and bad seasons, good nights and bad nights, lucky ones and unlucky ones. The Reds have had more bad luck than good luck this year. But over all they're a pretty good team. With a little better "luck" and "support" they could just as well be in first place, that is in the NL Central.
It's true that leaving the line up alone for a while would probably work out, especially if it was my line up.
Leaving a pitcher in longer or taking him out at the right time, my time, would be better.
Throwing players on the field simply for promotional profit serves no one.
Save your baseball cards, don't put them in the spokes of your bike. The throw a player away and get another one attitude is one that makes for big dollar trades and rarely produces anything. Have a beer and a braut, throw a little kraut on it and give them a chance.