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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Fair warning, I may try and turn "Do you want to be humiliated?" into a thing around here.
    I imagine Kevin Gregg asking Price if he can get in the game to get some work and Price screaming back at him "DO YOU WANT TO BE HUMILIATED??"

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    If there were a Redszone Hall of Fame, responses to the "do you want to be humiliated?" line could trigger dozens of entries all by itself. Gold, Jerry. Gold.
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    RedsZone.com: Do You Want To Be Humiliated?

    The site tagline has been long overdue for an update.

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    I still can't stop laughing.
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    That's so many kinds of awesome...we don't even know how awesome it is yet.
    "Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    If there were a Redszone Hall of Fame, responses to the "do you want to be humiliated?" line could trigger dozens of entries all by itself. Gold, Jerry. Gold.
    Gotta keep the "how old are you" part.

    It was integral to my pickup line at least.
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    How old are you? Do you want to be humiliated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    You just won the internet
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    Mix it in with the dolphin, keep things fresh.
    THAT WAS MY THING, DAMMIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by fipp View Post
    How old are you? Do you want to be humiliated?
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    Ghosts, you gotta lay off the weaponized hallucinogens, my man.

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    Re: Choo and that albatross Rangers contract

    I've been a Red's and Brown's fan for almost 50 years now. So yeah, I'm old. I'm also waaaay past the stage of humiliation, and have moved into my comatose phase.

    I remember the days when OB% didn't translate into big money contracts. Organizations got wiser. They get it now (other then the Reds), and those days are long gone.
    "In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)

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    Re: Choo and that albatross Rangers contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckie View Post
    Not sure I'm going to give Walt too much credit for this one.

    1. No way the Reds were going to out-bid the Rangers or Yankees for Choo. The Yankees actually offered $10 million more over the life of the contract than the Rangers, but no income tax in Texas more than made up for that. Point is: The Reds were not going to compete with the Rangers' offer, even if they wanted to re-sign Choo.

    2. The plan even when the Reds traded for Choo was to have Billy Hamilton (who was coming off a year in which he set the all-time minor league record for steals with 155) be the leadoff hitter/centerfielder beginning in 2014. Re-signing Choo was never really on the table for the Reds.

    If you want to give Walt credit for not screwing something up, go ahead. But the reality is the Reds were never going to re-sign Choo and they knew it. He was a one-year rental, period.
    THey were never going to resign Choo because that was "the plan"?

    Who's plan?

    I'm guessing "Walt's plan".

    It was Walt who decided to go and get a 1-year stop gap. You make it sound like Choo came with a 1-year sticker expiration date on him.

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    Re: Choo and that albatross Rangers contract

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Oldest GM motto: The best deals are the ones that are never made.
    Yeah, if only he'd have done that with Homer...

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    Re: Choo and that albatross Rangers contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Yeah, if only he'd have done that with Homer...
    Who SHOULD he have done it with? Just curious.

    IMO, Homer was the PERFECT target. Latos & Cueto were both coming off injuries. Homer had just finished his 2013 season where we saw him improve in every season for .....

    6 straight years in WHIP
    3 straight years in FIP
    3 straight years in HR/9
    3 straight years in K/9
    7 straight years in SO/K ratio
    6 straight years in K's
    4 straight years in IP
    6 straight years in ERA

    I certainly haven't seen anybody else doing that. He was the perfect target. Unfortunately, the injury bug hit him too.


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