I'm currently on the phone to my travel agent to cancel my trip to Cincy after todays display
Melbourne to Cincinnati - September 1st - 12th 2013
I said before I would move Phillips back to the 2 spot and put Heisey in as cleanup. Everything is back to opening day with a Heisey taking Ludwick's spot. I have much more confidence in Chris than most (or all) and think you'd get solid production from him. Now he's been hurt and sounds like he may be hurt again. Don't know where he got hit so this may be a moot point.
This place use to be fun
IF Fans start not showing up, and if this team comes back playing under .500 on this road trip or barely over it...then I see people being turned off again that quickly. That seems to be an issue of keeping people in the area...that are just casual fans...coming back for more.
I know it's not Castellini's style, but I wish he's pull a Steinbrenner and go into the clubhouse for a good old fashing a&& chewing on these guys.
Being screamed at by the fans isn't effecting them, Being screamed at by the media isn't effecting them. Maybe being screamed at by the guy who signs the paychecks and contracts would.
Australian Red (07-09-2013)
This is the day of the expanding man...
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
By the same token, I don't want to spend $$$ on 2 nights of a hotel room, tickets to a saturday game, and a trip to Newport Aquarium (since I refuse to go to Cinci and NOT see Scooter and Sweet Pea!) to just get ragingly PO'ed. And potentially arrested for tackling Castellini and demanding my money back...
On the flip side tho, it wouldn't be hard to get primo seats.....
Beat me with a wet noodle but I believe the hitting will come around... My worry is... Will the pitching still be this good?
And to paraphrase (?) another poster... Leake as the stopper. Who knew?
2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 23-18 - FINAL2014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1 - FINAL
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