If the Reds had last years bullpen, they would have about 4-5 more wins right now. Hopefully Marshall returns soon, Broxton improves when he returns, and maybe Walt can make a trade for a Jesse Crain or someone else.
Hopefully the Reds can at least squeeze out a .500 road trip.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Free Donald Lutz. To go back to the minors and develop as a player. He isn't hitting for average, or getting on base or hitting for power. His OPS is a Janishian .584. What is exactly the point of having him ride the pines?
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Speaking of "peglegs" and baseball of course brings Bill Veeck to mind (he cut a hole in his wooden leg and used it as an ash tray). His book "Veeck as in Wreck" is superb, a classic. He wrote a chapter about his leg entitled "I'm not Handicapped, I'm crippled".
Here's a little clip for all you Peg Leg Bates fans. Obviously not very handicapped.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em