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Thread: Austin Kearns and what should've been

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    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
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    Re: Austin Kearns and what should've been

    This comes up every now and then. This. from two years back.


    I thought they'd be a great combo like Lynn and Rice. At least Dunn had a good run with the bat.

    Kearns' disappointment could have many sides to it. I always thought he couldn't handle an inside fastball. Maybe the league just caught on to him.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."


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    I thought you'd be bigger OldXOhio's Avatar
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    Re: Austin Kearns and what should've been

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Yep, jilted boyfriend syndrome all over this thread
    Not for me. I want the best for both of them. Simply citing what I know to be relevant in the discussion about Adam Dunn's career path.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: Austin Kearns and what should've been

    I remember both major injuries to Kearns and even though the shoulder injury with Ray King was devasting, I remember when that pitch hit him and broke his forearm, I was thinking to myself, well, there it goes again. I just knew he wasn't ever going to be the same.

    But on a side note, as many have said here, when I was at the game on Saturday, when Kearns came up to pinch hit, I did give him a round of applause.

    One other thing that has been brought up in this thread is that Kearns also had a touch of the 'local boy' attached to him too and had a few more expectations there too. Even though he was from Lexington, he had that label, which also increases expectations to a degree.

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    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
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    Re: Austin Kearns and what should've been

    Austin Kearns what could have been. I remember him exploding onto the scene his rookie season. I think we all had high hopes for him as a Red. I also remember him playing the first part of a season 30+ pounds overweight and being sent down to AAA ball early in the season.

    Many people point to the Ray King incident but I think it was pitches being able to take advantage of Austin's swing. After his rookie year he never came close to obtaining those numbers again.

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