My appeal to authority:
Oh and by the way, Busch Beer and Bud are no longer an American company.
Win the Division
When we can't even beat the lowly Brewers (3-4 in the last 7 games vs them), who hold a 58-73 record and are 19.5 games out, then my hope and expectations of them beating the Cards is very low.
Too many miscues, blunders, mental mistakes, as well as missed opportunities. They either lack heart or something, or someone, has gotten into their heads.
Bailey starts today. He's started 6 games vs the Cards at Busch Stadium in his career. Not one time has he walked out of the park with a winning decision, going 0-5 with a 6.90 ERA.
And then it's on to Colorado where I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Someone needs to kick these players in the butt, raise their intensity level, basically raise some hell with them in that clubhouse, because they look like they're just going through the motions and don't even want to be out there. And unfortunately I don't think that's Baker's managing style/forte. But in my lifetime I know of some managers, when they saw their players not playing up to their potential, who wouldn't put up with what we're seeing right now out of these Reds.
Last edited by GAC; 08-28-2013 at 05:09 AM.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Someone here asked earlier in the year if this team needed a good chewing out to get things going. At the time I said no it wasn't appropriate. Well nows the time. A good fire and brimstone, come to Jesus meeting might just be needed. But like GAC said I don't think Dusty works that way at all. I'm afraid they will just continue the same until the Cubs come to town September 9th. By then it may not matter.
Reds Fan Since 1971
If the Reds win tonight, they have lost one game in the standings. However, if they get swept, it will really be hard to win the division. I think us fans' pride is hurt more than anything in this period of domination by another team.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
This team just isn't playing good baseball right now. I think it has very little to do with how much they care (or don't care) and more to do with the grind of a 162-game season. This team could use a Puig-like spark.