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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Joey Blotto View Post
    I never played baseball (or any sport) at a high level, so I may be talking out of my rear, but my suspicion is that “effort” is only really a factor when it comes to practice and preparation. Grinding out those hours in the batting cage, the weight room, taking grounders, shagging flies, watching video, etc. I have to believe that, by game time, your thousands of hours of preparation has rendered your movements virtually reflexive. I suspect that the vast majority of players do indeed give close to maximum effort during those 2+ hours, but that the effort put in between games varies much more among players, and can be a major determinant of their success.
    Iím wondering how a player goes to the plate distracted, lethargic, just not feeling it, when the moment is so focused. Itís a long season, but not yet. Maybe itís time to throw the bats in the shower and call everyone lollygaggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I’m wondering how a player goes to the plate distracted, lethargic, just not feeling it, when the moment is so focused. It’s a long season, but not yet. Maybe it’s time to throw the bats in the shower and call everyone lollygaggers.
    Just watch half the hitters in the lineup with a runner on and less than two. Or really anytime. Especially Peraza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama View Post
    Just watch half the hitters in the lineup with a runner on and less than two. Or really anytime. Especially Peraza.
    That should be the most focused time of all: ďThis is it. Iím the man.Ē How do you zone out then?

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    I wouldn't credit him with any special insight. Anybody with a pair of eyes can see his observations.

    Marty does hold a certain fascination...I never thought it would be possible that a man could have such an enormous swelled head and yet remain alive.
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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    That should be the most focused time of all: “This is it. I’m the man.” How do you zone out then?
    Do you really think gods are zoning out in that situation?
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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    I love how seeing the look on a player's face for 8-10 seconds after he makes an out is enough to determine his focus.
    There is nothing you keep there is only your reflection.

    "There was like a softness to it, a glow to it. I felt... I felt warm."

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Roark wants intensity? Unless Bell is Edward Hyde when the cameras are off, all I see is a lot of Dr. Jekyll.

    Like I said months ago, Bell would make a great neighbor. I'm old, so that's a compliment. He'd put me to sleep in the clubhouse...I'd need that nap room the Twinkies have.
    I'm just curious if we could see an example of a sufficiently intense manager. I'm not saying you're wrong but Bell strikes me as similar tempermentally to basically every manager.
    I'd be equally curious to see what a team that isn't supposedly flat emotionally would look like.
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    Honest I can't say it any better than Hoosier Red did in his post, he sums it up basically perfectly.

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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    Fiery managers have fallen to the the wayside with the Sac Bunt and Kangaroo Court Fines.

    It's a new world out there Chumley and we have to adapt

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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    I don't think Lays has anything to do with Marty.

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    When a team isn't playing well and losing, it looks like they are lethargic and going through the motions. Conversely when a team is winning and playing well they look energetic and look like they are playing hard. They probably looked great on Sunday when they were winning big.
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    I listened to Marty and Joe for 30+ years. I don't listen much anymore because Marty is a grouchy old man (granted he's doing games for a team that doesn't value winning) and Joe isn't there anymore. I do miss Marty & Joe (and good Reds baseball).

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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Marty is like Goober when he grew a beard...


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    Re: Marty Lays into Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverfrontRed View Post
    Marty is like Goober when he grew a beard...

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