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    Sometimes you just know

    This team feels nothing like the one that has made the playoffs 3 out of the last 4 years. There is no spark, no positive vibe that I can detect. This feels like a run-of-the-mill NL baseball team that will be lucky to finish .500. Back to the bad old Reds days of the early aughts.

    It's early, but this team finds ways to lose both low-scoring and high-scoring games. That's not good. It means we have no identity except for falling short.

    If the old saying is true, that the best teams lose 1/3 of their games, the worst teams lose 1/3, and it's the middle 1/3 that make the difference, we have to win today just to be 0-3. Unlike past years during times when things didn't go well, I don't sense a recovery this year.

    I hope someone can pull this post up in September and tell me how wrong I was, but I doubt it.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    See you next year!
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Should they go ahead and play the games anyway? you know, for the kids?

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    itīs april 9th...
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Should they go ahead and play the games anyway? you know, for the kids?
    Heck, play'em for me. Win or lose, I'll have them on TV every night- all of the TV's in the house on the game, as I move from room to room doing other things.

    I'm going to GABP on Sunday and can't wait- sitting in the sunshine, watching baseball. My entire Reds experience is not wrapped up in wins and losses and championships only. The history, culture and experience is just as important to me. I might even have a couple of those $9 beers on Sunday.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    8 games in and we've already had 3 or 4 threads either jumping off a cliff or contemplating a firesale of the squad's best players.

    4.9% of the season has been played.

    I tell ya, I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with any of you all.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    I'm going to try very hard to not let this place suck the joy out of the baseball season for me.
    Last edited by Always Red; 04-09-2014 at 10:40 AM.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    I can't wait for this to be pulled up in a few months.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnuetten View Post
    itīs april 9th...
    Agree it is extremely early, in fact that was the reason for the thread title. It's extremely early and only April 9, but....sometimes you just know.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Agree it is extremely early, in fact that was the reason for the thread title. It's extremely early and only April 9, but....sometimes you just know.
    You should have plenty of time now to go watch all the summer blockbusters.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Agree it is extremely early, in fact that was the reason for the thread title. It's extremely early and only April 9, but....sometimes you just know.
    The team may very well have a losing record eventually. Anything can happen.

    The point of the those who disagree with you....is that you can't make solid conclusions based on an 8 game sample.

    I'm waiting till mid-to-late May at least before judging anything.
    Let the team play 40-50 games at least.

    For instance, Joey Votto has had a total of 34 at bats. That's barely a spring training sample.
    He's posting a .286/.382/.357. - 0 HR 1RBI
    You think that's where he is going to end up?

    Or we could just all ignore math and go Thelma and Louise-style off a cliff with 154 games to play.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I'm going to try very hard to not let this place suck the joy out of the baseball season for me.
    So you'll be staying out of the game threads entirely then? Last night just about sealed it for me... Chicken Little has nothing on this place.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    The defending World Series champs are 3-5 and in last place.
    They're already looking forward to Patriots games in Boston I guess.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by OC_Red View Post
    So you'll be staying out of the game threads entirely then? Last night just about sealed it for me... Chicken Little has nothing on this place.
    I don't believe I have posted in a game thread this year. So yeah, it'll probably stay that way. A team as maddening as this one is easier followed from a little distance rather than pitch-by-pitch and at-bat-by-at-bat. My assessment is based off the ending of last year (all of September + the Pirates game, really) plus the beginning of this one. There is no mojo goin' on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC_Red View Post
    So you'll be staying out of the game threads entirely then? Last night just about sealed it for me... Chicken Little has nothing on this place.
    Game threads have no filter; it's immediate reaction. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not and sometimes it's funny.

    Angst over this start is a good thing in a way; it means folks care and have expectations. There is some truth in what is being said by those upon whom the sky is falling. Things aren't looking too good for the local nine at this point. If this continues, that angst turns into apathy- we've seen it here before, during the Lost Days. That's when Mr. Castellini will have a real problem on his hands.

    Like many here, I've experienced a lot of disappointing Reds seasons. Also, I've been lucky enough to be a fan of 3 WS Championship Reds teams, and three really good runs of teams- 70's, late 90's and right now. Just by the math, chances are I will not see another Reds WS victory (hey, there are 30 teams out there, and I'm 53).

    But win or lose, I will still enjoy the baseball season, the rhythm, the ebb and flow and the changing of the seasons, the poetry of the game. The green grass, greener than should be possible, against the red and white uniforms. I get wrapped up in W's and L's as much as the next fan, but always try to take a step back and enjoy the game for what it is.

    If the Reds are truly on their way to a 70-92 season, most of the new posters here will give up and be long gone. That's just the mob mentality attention span these days. Then we'll have apathy back again. And Raisor, who will always be here.

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