I am so damn sick of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that we have had to endure while Kenny Rogers consulted his wife to see if he can come out and play.

I know, I know, it's his right as a veteran. He has to do what's right for him. He needs to check with his Feng Shui consultant to see if Cinergy fits into his karmic profile.

SCREW HIM and the monkey he rode in here on!!!!

Brian Moehler may not have Rogers' resume, but the man is a bulldog who wants to play on a contender, and I am damn glad to have him over Chicken Boy.

I have had it up to here with the Prima Donnas!!

Kenny Rogers may have every good reason in the world to have turned this trade down. He may be the smartest damn pitcher in the history of baseball to have hid behind his wife's skirts while he anguished over the certain hell he would have endured in leaving beautiful Arlington Texas (gateway to Mesquite) for Cincinnati for a couple of months. I don't give a rats ass!!!

It's time to circle the wagons and decide who's with us and who's not. And by the way, STOP the whining and crying around here and act like we're in a damn pennant race!!!

This is Cincinnati, for Gods sake. We have a tradition of excellence and hard nosed baseball!!! WE DON'T CRY AND WHINE HERE, WE PLAY HARD NOSED BASEBALL AND WE DON'T MAKE EXCUSES!!!

Yeah, I'm fed up!!! I'm sick beyond description with all the sobbing and sniveling that I read here every stinkin' day!!! We are still in this pennant race, and anybody who thinks otherwise can kiss my rosie red butt!!!

These chances are few and far between, and anybody who feels enlightened by hedging their bets and acting like we don't have a chance just to protect their precious ego needs to go sip a latte and get in touch with their inner child, because now is the time for the true believers to step up and support this great bunch of players!!!

Thank you very much, and God bless America and the Cincinnati Reds.

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