Re: 1990 Reds offense
My thoughts on the 90' Reds
Pinella made a big difference, there always seemed to be talent there but with the nonsense with Pete and his doings from the year before it created a distraction and kept the team from excelling. Pinella came in and it brought the focus back on baseball.
If the Reds had a lead in the 7th inning then the game was over. Charlton would pitch the 7th and either Myers or Dibble would finish the game. The bullpen hands down was the best in baseball and what turned a good team into a championship team.
I think something that has been overlooked is the Reds had home field advantage all thru the playoffs. I think it would have been very tough to finish off the Pirates in Pittsburgh in the NLCS and sweeping the first two games of the WS would have been a much tougher task had the series started in Oakland.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard