"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
I am reminded when seeing the way we play the Cardinals over the last few years of the documentary on the Brooklyn Dodgers I watched recently where they talked about how soul crushing it was when the Yankees beat them in the World Series in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, before the Dodgers finally beat them in 1954. In that moment, all the heartbreak before it seemed worth it.
I don't know what our 1954 moment is, or if it will even happen. But if it does, I have had enough of the foreplay and am ready to see the Reds have their moment in the sun already.
"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."
And Reds, keep you heads in the ballgame, e.g.
Votto forgetting how many outs. Yes, it didn't materially hurt, but come on. Sends a huge signal.
Parra thinking Beltran is stealing signs. Him and Mes chat, Mes starts hopping around behind the plate like a Mexican jumping bean to deke out whoever, Parra loses his control and walks Carpenter. Congratulations, you just got gamed.
Pay attention to the open sky
Busch Beer, a 4.6% abv economy brand pale lager was introduced in 1955 as Busch Bavarian Beer; the brand name was changed in 1979 to Busch Beer. Other beers marketed under the Busch brand name are Busch Light, a 4.1% pale lager introduced in 1989, Busch Ice, a 5.9% ice beer introduced in 1995, and Busch NA, a non-alcoholic brew. Ingredients are a mix of American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn.
Busch Beer, a 4.6% abv economy brand pale lager was introduced in 1955 as Busch Bavarian Beer; the brand name was changed in 1979 to Busch Beer. Other beers marketed under the Busch brand name are Busch Light, a 4.1% pale lager introduced in 1989, Busch Ice, a 5.9% ice beer introduced in 1995, and Busch NA, a non-alcoholic brew. Ingredients are a mix of American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn. And very likely some urine.
So Frazier and Votto get pegged last night. If poor Yadi got hit tonight wouldn't that be a shame.
st. louis is 2nd in hitting batters with 58 and pittsburgh is 1st with 60. Is it wrong to want to play catch up in this category over the next few weeks?
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
get Alfredo Simon in there tonight at some point- he's hit 7 guys in 66 innings. He's like the designated plunker. And he's only walked 19 in that span so old Alfredo ain't just missing inside....he leads the team. Just have a fat lead and then see if he can reach double figures. Hey...it wouldn't be smart baseball, but it would be entertaining as all get out.
I wonder if they are still experts at reading pitch tipping as the claim was in the LaRussa/Duncan days? Maybe they have a spy in the center field seats stealing signs and using Morse code to relay?
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Who said batter vs pitcher is like a fist fight?
I think that's true.
I hope the Reds are rope-a-doping the hell out of the Cards right now.
Deep down they're going to explode on the Cards 15-0 in the wild card game and they know it!