The Reds should have swept this series. That's what champions do.
The Brewers are 16 games under .500 and the Reds have played them five times in the last week. Reds are 2-3. That won't do the trick.
Reds are still a good team, still probably a wild card contestant. But at some point a championship team has to play that way.
No excuse for not pinch hitting your best hitting catcher for the one that struggles to get the ball off the ground.
Would Mez gotten a hit? We will never know. However you have to put "feelings" and "ego's" aside in that situation and bat your best batter off the bench for a chance to tie the game..
This non move went pretty much under the radar on this thread...and I feel it was a critical error.
Not this year...maybe a Wild Card
You would think that maybe one of these days your 1/4 BILLION DOLLAR SUPERSTAR would come through with some late inning heroics. Or am I just being unrealistic?
People really shouldn't have taken exception to that.
I realize these threads aren't all one way. But the people that vent need to remember that this is a place for other people to discuss things too. Some people don't like to see a bunch of overreactions and people venting. Others might get tired of having their posts called out, corrected or whatever else, but they should be considerate of others that don't think this is a place meant to vent. If someone does post something, others have a right to take issue with it.
If the excuse given is "we all are frustrated, we have a right to be upset." That's fine. But one should also consider this is a place for others too and one should be respectful of others just as they would hope others be respectful to them.
If someone is upset, I say punch a wall, take a minute before posting; instead of simply reacting to the keyboard with the first thing that comes to mind.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Yes that was a very impressive infield single. I thought for a second it was leaving the yard. - texasdave 10/13/12
While what you say at the end is one way to view it, another would be to simply ignore the posts that annoy you. Just roll your eyes and go to the next post. When I'm in a game thread, I almost imagine myself at a game with some friends or a bar with some friends watching the game. I don't want to take a second to calm down before I shout "DINGER! Way to go BPHIL!!!". Same goes for a botched play. If I want to react...what's wrong with that. If it's annoying to someone, I'll apologize and try to refrain from doing it for a while. I'll let the mods decide if someone is going too far, but in general the bar patrons patrol themselves. The mods are the bouncers...if someone's getting out of hand, they'll step in. But at some point, everyone at the bar realizes that emotion will come out at will. Try to contain it...you might as well turn off the game or close the bar.
94 and winning the division and the NLCS but falling in the WS to Toronto in 6
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers