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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

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    And having failed miserably on what they should have accomplished up to this point. Walt has to know his Manager better than this, has to know that Frazier and Cozart would have asophomore slumps, has to know Hanahan and Izturis are not worthy of being bench players FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, has to know you can't have a Championship team with the worst Defensive Centerfielder in the Majors by a country mile getting over 90% of the innings there, has to know that doing nothing after Ludwick went down is not a solution, doing nothing for the next four+ months to improve the RH hitting, the CF defense, and the overall bench talent is not a solution, and that Dusty Baker does not get the most out of his players.

    Humorous that Dusty does not get the best out of his players
    Lots and lots of guys have had career years playing for Dusty

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

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    Or it's an example of a pitcher smartly pitching his team's strength
    Hopefully he'll decide to smartly let the ballgirls give the souvenirs to fans.
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    I love Votto and all, but that groundout looked like a sickly child hit it

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    And having failed miserably on what they should have accomplished up to this point. Walt has to know his Manager better than this, has to know that Frazier and Cozart would have asophomore slumps, has to know Hanahan and Izturis are not worthy of being bench players FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, has to know you can't have a Championship team with the worst Defensive Centerfielder in the Majors by a country mile getting over 90% of the innings there, has to know that doing nothing after Ludwick went down is not a solution, doing nothing for the next four+ months to improve the RH hitting, the CF defense, and the overall bench talent is not a solution, and that Dusty Baker does not get the most out of his players.
    Just curious, how are you coming to that determination?

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Leadoff BB. Come on Mike.
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Heisey is looking solid out there today.

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Soft liner to Hi-c. 1 down.
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    And having failed miserably on what they should have accomplished up to this point. Walt has to know his Manager better than this, has to know that Frazier and Cozart would have asophomore slumps, has to know Hanahan and Izturis are not worthy of being bench players FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM, has to know you can't have a Championship team with the worst Defensive Centerfielder in the Majors by a country mile getting over 90% of the innings there, has to know that doing nothing after Ludwick went down is not a solution, doing nothing for the next four+ months to improve the RH hitting, the CF defense, and the overall bench talent is not a solution, and that Dusty Baker does not get the most out of his players.
    How does one predict a "sophomore slump?"
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Heisey is looking solid out there today.
    Yep. Getting nice jumps on the ball.
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    How does one predict a "sophomore slump?"
    Don't they usually come in a players second year? Seems kinda easy to forcast when that year will come. *grin*
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    How does one predict a "sophomore slump?"
    They wait until August 11th and then announce it.

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Heck of a save by Brandon there. Mesoraco threw that into the ground.
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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Quote Originally Posted by EMAW View Post
    Humorous that Dusty does not get the best out of his players
    Lots and lots of guys have had career years playing for Dusty
    I would to tactfully suggest he's had a few cheaters too.
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    Sometimes a sample size can be too big.

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    Re: 8/11/13 - Reds vs. Padres

    IBB to face Kennedy. 2 down, 2 on.
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    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG


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