Re: Have the Reds done enough this Winter....
Originally Posted by TSJ55
They're all terms used to get around taking responsibility for poor play when used in terms of competition. Acceptable in poker I guess, but not in baseball.
"Best" is a subjective term and I shouldn't have used it. My bad. In all those examples, the team that should have won did. They scored more runs before making 27 outs.
I know I've derailed the thread but I see "luck" thrown around in here all the time and gets me worked up.
Cueto getting hurt and the Reds activating Leake is due to injury. AKA bad luck. THe REds did not plan on having Leake on their roster but had to activate him. That is not choking it away, that is getting your Ace hurt and activating a guy not on the 25 man roster. Yeah, there were other things to, but you gotta admit this could be considered "bad luck". ALso, I am all for accountability and owning up, where it applies. Not in that circumstance.
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