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    Re: I believe

    Real test awaits Reds
    By Hal McCoy

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    So, Cincinnati Reds fans, allow yourself some premature exuberation, then hunker down for this week's reality check.

    The Atlanta Braves are coming, after winning six of their last seven games and wearing a name tag that says, "Legitimate First-Place Team."
    Practically an understatement. The way these guys have played this year, they could play in lawn chairs and still beat 3/4 of the NL. It's like playing McGyver.
    Half the team on the DL? No problem, we'll just go back to the workbench and make a new lineup from innertubes and paperclips.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

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    Re: I believe

    heck, they could be 35 games out of first with 36 games left to play, and i would still hold onto that small glimmer of hope.
    though unlikely, it would be one of the great comebacks of history if they were to overcome.
    of course, i said the Sox were out of it after game TWO last year, so....

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    Re: I believe

    It's times like these I wish we were in the NL West!
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Are the Reds out of it?

    They are 9 1/2 games back in the wild card, and granted there are a hundred teams ahead of them, but there are almost two months of baseball left...stranger things have happened...
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Yes.

    Pitching is still bad.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    With 49 games left it would be almost impossible to come back from 9 1/2 games. Not only would the Reds have to continue to play well a lot of teams in front of us would have to totally collapse.

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    I'm afraid they have been out of it since about the first of May.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Nice to have optimism, but the fat lady sang about 6 weeks ago.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Nice to have optimism, but the fat lady sang about 6 weeks ago.
    i thought i heard her tuning up in the off season
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    95% out of it, but miracles do happen--ask the 64 Cards and the 78 Yankees. Of course for this to happen the Reds have to continue getting strong starting pitching day in and day out and continue to score at will. I'm not going to bet on that to happen, but I can hope for it. Of course, I also think I might win the lottery someday!

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Only if David S. Ward produces the last 40 games.......
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    The Reds were mathematically elminated when they traded for Ramon Ortiz and signed Eric Milton.
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    I think it can be done. Ya gotta believe!!!!

    C'mon... is this REDSzone or CRYINYOURBEERzone?

    Actually, its been cryinmybeerzone before so no biggie. But still. :thumbdown

    Who Dey!! or Go Redlegs!!!! Ya gotta believe!!!
    "Its easy to love a winner like LeafGuard." -Marty Brennaman commenting on the Reds pitching staff.

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    The Reds were mathematically elminated when they traded for Ramon Ortiz and signed Eric Milton.
    Weber was the final straw...

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    Re: Are the Reds out of it?

    Yes, they're out of it. Let's put a stop to all starry-eyed wild-card thoughts right now.

    They've played much better in the past month or so (roughly since Miley and Gullett were axed). However, they were SO bad before that they dug a hole no team can climb out of.

    It does seem that a fourth or third-place finish is possible. That would be completely respectable, considering how bad they were in the first half.


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