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    Narron quote

    Rich is the type of player who knows how to play the game.
    Isn't that comforting. I have no doubt he will be the 3rd baseman on opening day. Afterall, he "knows how to play the game".
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    Re: Narron quote

    You don't know how much I hate that quote. Of course he knows how to play the game or else he wouldn't have made it past Little League! Geez what a stupid quote. I feel like jumping in front of a bus everytime I hear that.

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    Re: Narron quote

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Geez what a stupid quote.
    It implies there must be a lot of guys who "don't know how to play the game".
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    I KNOW how to play the game too. Doesn't mean I deserve to start. Maybe I do?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Believe it or not, there are a lot of guys on the Reds who I would say DON'T know how to play the game. This has been a bad team fundamentally for years. Poor defensively, poor decisions, bad baserunning, no understanding of situational baseball. They play a little like a beer league softball team -- right down to the underhand tossing pitchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osuceltic
    Believe it or not, there are a lot of guys on the Reds who I would say DON'T know how to play the game. This has been a bad team fundamentally for years. Poor defensively, poor decisions, bad baserunning, no understanding of situational baseball. They play a little like a beer league softball team -- right down to the underhand tossing pitchers.
    ... thank God the Reds have guys like Rich.
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    Re: Narron quote

    Why do folks get so upset at GM speak or coach talk?
    Can't win with 'em

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    Re: Narron quote

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Why do folks get so upset at GM speak or coach talk?
    Because historically with the Reds, it's not just talk, but evidence of how they truly think.

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    You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time."

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    Aurilia is the least of our problems. Lets concentrate on the guys who can't pitch, and are causing poor guys like Aurilia to have to run all over the place.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Narron quote

    I agree with TR and Roy, this is coach speak, trying to say nice things about teammates........not sure what you expect the manager to say about one of his own during spring training.
    Let's play two!!!

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    I know it's Rich, but don't you expect the manager to pump up ALL of his players?
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: Narron quote

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Why do folks get so upset at GM speak or coach talk?
    I don't, I find it humorous. What a quote like "he knows how to play to game" show is that there isn't really anything objective you can point to in a players numbers to justify his existence. So Narron appeals to the subjective and intangible to justify his future 3rd baseman.
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    Re: Narron quote

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    I know it's Rich, but don't you expect the manager to pump up ALL of his players?
    would be nice but most of them don't have any objective data that would allow someone to "pump them up". Thus the appeal to the intangible.
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    Re: Narron quote

    If Aurillia gets the majority of starts at 3b, I'll be one of the people yelling the loudest, but I think we need to wait and see. Let's give Narron (now free of DanO's influence) at least a chance to make the right moves.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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