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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    I must say, this is one of the worst starts to the season I've seen on this board. Ryan Ludwick is at fault for his injury, Jay Bruce is a train wreck at the plate, the Reds hitting needs to get going...

    The Reds are 2-1 against arguably one of the best teams in the game. Thinking fewer strikeouts by Jay Bruce would have improved upon that borders on selfishness.
    Don't forget the "Fire Duh-sty" diatribe halfway through the first game.

    My opinion is that the board needs some outside help. Perhaps we could grab a veteran poster or two from Sam Horn. Maybe have an English teacher teach rhetoric as a voluntary practice for those that really need it. We could also have a logician come in to explain cause and effect, a mathematician explain statistics and small sample sizes, and a historian come in to teach about how history often repeats itself.

    I know it may be cost prohibitive, but, really, Redszone needs to kick it in gear. We came into this with a couple phenomenal seasons, but have coasted for years. It's time to get in shape.

    Perhaps we could run in the sand with Apollo Creed?

    Oh, and strikeouts suck because my Little League coach told me so!

    (Having said that, I will fully admit watching Jay Bruce hit is really frustrating. He reminds me of Adam Dunn and Austin Kearns, in that he's productive, but far less productive than it seems as if he should be. Appearances and all that, I suppose.)
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

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    His knowledge of winning paled in comparison to his knowledge of how to lose though.

    He minored in winning while earning an Associate's Degree in basket weaving. When it came to losing he had 3 PhDs, was a Rhodes Scholar and also held an Emeritus Professorship at MIT.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    His knowledge of winning paled in comparison to his knowledge of how to lose though.

    He minored in winning while earning an Associate's Degree in basket weaving. When it came to losing he had 3 PhDs, was a Rhodes Scholar and also held an Emeritus Professorship at MIT.
    His real skill was understanding how to get the opposing hitters to hit the ball over the fence. That was true mastery!
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Bruce is now on pace to hit 81 doubles
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Bruce is now on pace to hit 81 doubles
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    On a night when the entire team hit rapiers all over the park, including Manny Parra; I hope we are not going to say Jay Bruce has solved it because he hit a few doubles. His approach at the plate is still largely a huge issue.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Frazier and Cozart both hit 2 homers and Bruce settles for two doubles.

    Trade him.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    On a night when the entire team hit rapiers all over the park, including Manny Parra; I hope we are not going to say Jay Bruce has solved it because he hit a few doubles. His approach at the plate is still largely a huge issue.
    He doesn't have a good approach at the plate. A lot of guys don't.

    But throughout his career he has produced, and he seems to be improving slightly. (he's not trending down)

    Nothing newsworthy has come out of these four games regarding Bruce. He is what he is.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    On a night when the entire team hit rapiers all over the park, including Manny Parra; I hope we are not going to say Jay Bruce has solved it because he hit a few doubles. His approach at the plate is still largely a huge issue.
    Using this logic, do we dock Hanigan extra points in our books because he went 0-3 during this magical night?

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Bruce is on pace for 108 doubles.
    Frazier is on pace for 108 bombs.
    Cozart is on pace for 81 bombs.
    Choo is on pace for 81 bombs.

    In Louisville:
    Slidin' Billy Hamilton is on pace to steal 216 bases.
    Mike Hessman is on pace to hit 288 bombs.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Bruce is Adam Dunn all over again.

    Instead of loving him for what he is, people continually criticize him for what he isn't, and it really bums me out.
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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Bruce is Adam Dunn all over again.

    Instead of loving him for what he is, people continually criticize him for what he isn't, and it really bums me out.
    That happens to a lot of people in the Cincinnati organization, past present and future.

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    two oppo field doubles and dude can't get no love.

    He nearly doubled his OPS in one game.

    If he continues that, he'll have an OPS in the 8000.500 level come October.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    If he continues that, he'll have an OPS in the 8000.500 level come October.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Get Bruce some extra help?

    paint, it's simple science.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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