"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
Bad game to lose but it was a good loss. When we lose games due to stupidity, that is where I get irritated. Those are bad losses.
I just watched the highlights and either Bruce misjudged that triple or he just wasn't able to get to it. I don't think Choo bothered him on that play. That was the key play in the game, along with Gomez' catch.
Larkin Fan (09-15-2013)
Bruce did not make the catch he should have, and did not hit it quite far enough, I only blame him for the former. Crap happens...
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
So how many series in a row have we lost to sub-.500 teams now? 5? 6? I've lost track.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
I only think that watching the Reds from June on in 1990.......was more painful to watch...a team play out a season that you knew they would probably still make the playoffs but wondering how they were going to accomplish anything once they got there.
This is painful to watch even when they are going to make the playoffs......all for just 1 game.
I think Dusty is tired and I think the guy has been told to take it easy with his health.
It seems the Rest of the Team has that attitude as well.
I know everyone has been happy with the bullpen so far, and they should be. However, when you have to put guys like Parra, LeCure and Hoover in high leverage innings over and over again, you're gonna hit rough spots. This could be a big issue for the playoffs if Marshall doesn't come back.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.