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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I don't believe in the future. The future is just a name we give to the present that hasn't happened yet. It's a void.
    The present is just the past that's already gone before we can bring it to consciousness.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    It's ten days later, do you feel better about the team? Worse? The same?
    Slightly better, but basically the same. I think this is still the thing to focus on:

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    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
    Under that analysis, we are 2-4.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Slightly better, but basically the same. I think this is still the thing to focus on:



    Under that analysis, we are 2-4.
    And under that analysis, we're only six games into a 54-game season.
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post

    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.
    Since you seem inclined to keep bringing it up, the actual quote is:

    All teams are guaranteed to win 1/3rd of their games, and lose 1/3rd of their games, it's what they do with the other 1/3rd that makes the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Since you seem inclined to keep bringing it up, the actual quote is:

    All teams are guaranteed to win 1/3rd of their games, and lose 1/3rd of their games, it's what they do with the other 1/3rd that makes the difference.
    I wasn't trying to quote anyone, I was just referencing the principle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    And under that analysis, we're only six games into a 54-game season.
    True dat. As I think about it Tony Larussa's view of a season breaks down the same way -- he always said "we just try to win series. Try to win the next series." He seemed to focus on series more than games, even. If you keep winning series you will have a very strong winning record in the middle 1/3 of games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post


    True dat. As I think about it Tony Larussa's view of a season breaks down the same way -- he always said "we just try to win series. Try to win the next series." He seemed to focus on series more than games, even. If you keep winning series you will have a very strong winning record in the middle 1/3 of games.
    It's all I've ever focused on, long before LaRoach ever became a manager.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Fangraphs has the Reds as fifth best in the majors in the overall sense of hitting/fielding/baserunning WAR.

    The pitching ain't too bad either.

    We knew April was gonna be tough, couple a few bad breaks in and the Reds are probably right where they should be. No surrender from me yet.

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    We've been competitive all year long. I mean 6 of our 8 losses are in one run games. Had we pulled those out we'd be sitting at 14-4 right now. We're THAT close to being the best in the majors. No panic here.

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Reds have lost by an average of 1.5 runs in their losses and won by an average of 3.62 in their wins, I like that ratio

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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    OK folks, so basically the Reds just shot a double-bogey on Hole 1. That's no reason to chuck your clubs into the pond.
    Followed up with a par on #2, and our tee shot on #3 is in the rough.
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    Reds 8-5 since the start of this thread
    "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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    Reverse jink thread. I usually do not participate, but this time I did.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Should be a great pitched series in Atlanta this weekend, hopefully we can win a couple close ones. Being .500 or better adds a little spring to my step I think

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    Sometimes you just know April 8th is too early to just know anything.

    April 24th isn't much better.
    "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 RadfordVA View Post
    Should be a great pitched series in Atlanta this weekend, hopefully we can win a couple close ones. Being .500 or better adds a little spring to my step I think
    We're rolling pretty good right now. The bats have seemed to wake a bit, and our starting staff is phenomenal even with Latos on the DL. As our bullpen gets healthy we look better. When Chapman is back, look out.
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