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    What annoys you most?

    It's kinda slow around here on an off day and we don't have really any goofy managerial moves to still be debating, and we're tired of "will Griffey play...ever?" So here's what annoys me most. Not steroids, too many homers, plastic grass, or Barry Bonds. As I listened, once again, to a parade of pitchers, and knowing that we likely have a more capable hitter playing in AAA (Cruz) that is not up here because we have to carry 12 arms for Miley to have at his disposal. That's seven relievers for any game. Now, in our case, one could argue that we are lucky to get six innings out of someone. Fine, let someone go for two innings. For example, yesterday, Riedling pitched a very good inning and got yanked because Dusty brought up a left handed pinch hitter. It takes an hour and a half to play the first 6-7 innings, and another hour and a half to play the last few innings. Then Joe Borowski gets a "save" because he had a cushy three run cushion in which to protect for one whole inning.

    In other words, I am annoyed by the modern manager's bullpen management. Give me Clay Carroll or Pedro Borbon that came in and held the opponent for the last three innings to get their save. But then that's the irony here. Sparky was the primary innovator that gave rise to the modern "lefty specialist" and "closer."

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Man that's easy...Griffey trade rumors, people who want to trade Griffey and people bashing Griffey.

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Overreacting to one game!

    I was at BW3 for the first 4 innings yesterday. There was guy in there at the table next to mine who lived and died by every single pitch. If there was a borderline ball/strike called in the Cubs favor, he was swearing. If a Reds batter swung and missed, he was hitting the table. On one of the double play balls, you would have thought we just lost the 7th game of the world series. I can't understand how it's fun to be a fan and be wound that tight about it.
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    1. Knowing its baseball season and I'm dying for it to be football season
    2. Being more excited about the Bengals than the Reds (never thought I would see that day)
    3. People saying Pete Rose should not be in the HOF
    4. Ken Griffey Jr.
    5. The Reds not spending money
    6. Bandwagon jumpers
    7. People saying Pete Rose should not be in the HOF
    8. Animal rights activists
    9. Democrats
    10.People saying Pete Rose should not be in the HOF
    11.People saying Pete Rose should not be in the HOF
    12.People saying Pete Rose should not be in the HOF

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Okay, mine's admittedly silly. It's the Reds black shirts and black caps they wear with the road uniforms. They're especially hideous when a player wears the long red socks with them. If they're gonna have the black sleeves and caps, then wear black socks for heaven's sake.

    Another also has to do with uniforms, and is equally nitpicky. It's the colored jerseys teams wear during games. It looks like they're still in batting practice. Stick with the gray or white, please.

    The third is that darned notch they put in GAB.



    For what it's worth, though, traderumor, I'm completely with you on the "saves" thing. It's the most overrated statistic in the game.

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Pete Rose Supporters

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    The inactivity to address the disparity in payroll. I believe in a free enterprise system, but why is it wrong to share TV, Cable and radio money? The Yankees can't sell cable time without an opponent.

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    The third is that darned notch they put in GAB.

    I agree. We lost some great seats on that one.
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    Re: What annoys you most?

    1. Griffey Being hurt.
    2. Kearns' batting average.
    3. Dunn's batting average.
    4. Casey not hitting a homer in Spring Training.
    5. Pete Rose not in HOF!
    6. Griffey Being hurt.
    7. Griffey Being hurt.
    8. Reds not getting good pitching.
    9. LOSING TO THE FREAKIN CUBS!!
    10. DAMN YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
    11. DAMN YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
    12. DAMN YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
    13.DAMN YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
    Last edited by Austin_Kearns; 04-06-2004 at 01:59 PM.

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    People who care about batting average.
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    What annoys me most? When the predictions and rants of naysayers and trolls comes true. (KGJ comes to mind at the top of that list. No .... I'm not blaming him for injuries. But Gallagher is running around out there with a voodoo doll chocked full of pins). That just pisses me off.
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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM
    Overreacting to one game!

    I was at BW3 for the first 4 innings yesterday. There was guy in there at the table next to mine who lived and died by every single pitch. If there was a borderline ball/strike called in the Cubs favor, he was swearing. If a Reds batter swung and missed, he was hitting the table. On one of the double play balls, you would have thought we just lost the 7th game of the world series. I can't understand how it's fun to be a fan and be wound that tight about it.
    Couldn't agree more. Half the people on this forum need to take a huge Chill Pill and realize that NO team is going to go 162-0. I saw nothing yesterday that made me want to toss out the baseball season and wait on football.

    Get to the end of June and you're 25 games under .500, then it may be time to find other entertainment for the rest of the summer.
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    Re: What annoys you most?

    When my VCRs go on the fritz, every April (grrr...)

    Oil mixed with water in one vehicle

    A short in the ignition harness of the other

    The Reds (and Blazers') woes pale in comparison
    Never overlook the obvious

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Our unobstructed view of the neighbors' back yard, which looks like something straight out of Sanford and Son.

    On second thought, let's change it to: Dick Vitale.

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    Re: What annoys you most?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    What annoys me most? When the predictions and rants of naysayers and trolls comes true. (KGJ comes to mind at the top of that list. No .... I'm not blaming him for injuries. But Gallagher is running around out there with a voodoo doll chocked full of pins). That just pisses me off.
    Well, TC, throw enough crap at the wall and some of it is bound to stick.


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