Turn Off Ads?
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 23456789 LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 131

Thread: In Defense of the WBC

  1. #76
    ZCTRMTP!!!!! texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,805

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    You forgot one requirement. Player can simply spell the name of the country he wishes to represent. If he can point to it on a map he gets to start.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #77
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,821

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    You forgot one requirement. Player can simply spell the name of the country he wishes to represent. If he can point to it on a map he gets to start.
    Now we know why Liechtenstein doesn't have a team.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  4. #78
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,642

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    What are the requirements to play for a country? I see Mike Costanzo is playing for Italy yet Wikipedia has him being born in Philly.
    He qualifies for the Italian roster, apparently, by having a vowel at the end of his last name.
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

  5. Likes:

    bigredmechanism (03-10-2013)

  6. #79
    Viva la Rolen kaldaniels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    8,011

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    He qualifies for the Italian roster, apparently, by having a vowel at the end of his last name.
    Well my thought when asking the question actually was, "I guess George Constanza has just as much claim to be on the Italian team as Constanzo does."

    And based on that dinger he hit in that softball game, he just might be an upgrade...

  7. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bridgetown
    Posts
    1,510

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    huge fight

  8. Likes:

    Chip R (03-09-2013)

  9. #81
    Member Gainesville Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,166

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    huge fight
    Wow. It really was.

    From what I could tell Votto stayed on the periphery for the most part.

  10. #82
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    This might be the biggest baseball fight I've ever seen. Votto stayed out of it thankfully. A Mexico fan threw some sort of item onto the field and hit one of the coaches from Canada in the head.

    Tyson Gilles (Phillies) and Alfredo Aceves (Red Sox) were throwing punches. Oliver Perez had to be restrained as well.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  11. #83
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bridgetown
    Posts
    1,510

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    yea im glad votto decide to watch

  12. #84
    We Need Our Myths reds1869's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Overlooking GABP
    Posts
    4,467

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Crazy fight. Iorg threw something back into the stands at the fan who hit his coach.

  13. #85
    Member 11larkin11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bellefontaine,OH
    Posts
    2,332

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Brandon Phillips ‏@DatDudeBP
    #WellDAMN... And people said that the @WBCBaseball wasn't taken seriously WOWWWW!!! #RumbleInTheDesert
    Domo Arigato, Here Comes Joey Votto

    ---TRF

    "I do what I want to do and say what I want to say."

    --Bronson Arroyo

  14. #86
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,414

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Video from the crowd - http://youtu.be/tV2kJQl4FNs

  15. #87
    Red's fan mbgrayson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,056

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    WBC= World Boxing Classic. That round went to Canada....
    __________________
    “This one was a perfect one. I don’t know if I can find a better one, better timing. He [Price] really said some great things there. It really encouraged us to go back and do what we do. … I didn’t know he could speak like that.” Brayan Pena 5/21/14

  16. #88
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  17. #89
    Joey Votto Fangirl HeatherC1212's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    2,660

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Oh my goodness, that fight was nuts! Count me as another who is VERY thankful that Joey stayed out of it (he seemed to be alternately watching out for and checking on his teammates to make sure everyone was okay). I guess the players do care about these games!
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

  18. #90
    post hype sleeper cincinnati chili's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    10,840

    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    They need to change the format to discincentivize running up the score. Also, that Robinson guy was nuts the whole game with his take-out slides at second. His bunt in the 9th was just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much talk about trying to protect catchers from home plate collisions, but I'm convinced we're going to see a compound fracture of some 2nd baseman's leg before we see the next Posey-like injury at the plate. Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp or some big dude like that is going to break a Marco Scutaro or Darwin Barney into two pieces.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25