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Thread: Thanks Mr. Lindner

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    Haunted by walks
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    Re: Thanks Mr. Lindner

    Excellent sentiments, RFS62. It's not easy to fire an owner, but we should at least appreciate that we have the chance to move on. And that he didn't turn into a Carl Pohlad. And that he didn't give the stadium a dorky name. And the Reds were able to go from not hanging retired jerseys to having a world-class hall of fame.

    Now the new owner has to get things done on the field.

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    Re: Thanks Mr. Lindner

    The opening post on this thread is worthy of an archive.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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    Re: Thanks Mr. Lindner

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Why I'll go a step further, to most people Peter Bailey was the Building and Loan ...

    Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: Thanks Mr. Lindner

    Excellent opening post RFS62. I've glad Lindner has sold the team, but I wish him well.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: Thanks Mr. Lindner

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I give a lot of credit for that. And no covers of SI like Marge's infamous "Red Menace". And respectability from a business point of view. And no more "what do we need scouts for... all they do is watch ballgames."
    Marge had to go, no doubt, I am too and glad that we ended up with a guy that at least made the off the field news respectable.

    Still, no credit for not allowing your dog to poop on the playing surface.

    He didn't know a damn thing about baseball.
    Ok, you have been fired as my eulogy writer.

    He trusted Bowden over the protests of Allen on signing Junior. He made plenty of mistakes, like the Larkin extension and going for DanO over Krivsky. But he also pumped his own money into the franchise with the ticket vouchers.
    Maybe I missed something, but how are ticket vouchers pumping his own money into the franchise? Did he actually purchase the tickets out of pocket, or did he just print 'em up and hand 'em out?

    Don't get me wrong, it was a nice gesture and a good idea, IMO.

    He'll be an astrisk in the big picture of Reds owners. A transitional owner. A stepping stone from rubbing dog hair on the players to what I hope will be the restoration of a proud franchise under Castellini.
    He'll quickly be forgotten as the Reds owner, and frankly, thats about the best he could hope for at this juncture.

    I am a nervous wreck. The next decade or more of Reds baseball comes into power today and I have no idea where we are headed.


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