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    Lowered expectations

    This team reminds me of playing a round of golf after a several month layoff.

    I don't expect much, and every now and then I play really well. It's mainly because I have no pressure and anything good that happens is a nice little surprise.

    I came into this season with the lowest expectations I've had as a Reds fan since '98. I believe I predicted 74 wins tops, based on the shortcomings of the pitching and defense.

    And here we are, on a nice little run to start the season.

    And just like golf, I figure as soon as I stop just enjoying the round and start expecting to keep up the good play, it will all come crashing down around me and reality will set in.

    But not this time, baby. I'm not drinking the kool-aid this time. I'm going to just keep on staying indifferent and enjoy whatever I can get from the boys.

    However long it lasts, it's bonus time. Reverse psychology. Lowered expectations. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Lowered expectations

    NICE Go Reds Wanna Ball Park Frank?
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    Re: Lowered expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by NatiRedGals
    NICE Go Reds Wanna Ball Park Frank?
    afterall, they plump when you cook 'em
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

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    Re: Lowered expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    afterall, they plump when you cook 'em
    You out there trying to get me to laugh?
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    Re: Lowered expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by NatiRedGals
    You out there trying to get me to laugh?
    I can't help myself, it must be an illness
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

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    Re: Lowered expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    I can't help myself, it must be an illness
    Im sure i can hand you a laughing pill
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    Re: Lowered expectations

    With the promise the starting pitchers have shown early in the year, I still have lots and lots of hope. If not for a horrible bullpen the Reds have their second shutout of the season. They only had 1 last year I beleive.
    I'm East of you. Be very very worried. Not quite OBX. But, be worried.

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    Re: Lowered expectations

    15 wins a month!!!!!!!! cmon we can do it
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    Re: Lowered expectations

    Welcome to the club, RFS. Annual dues are to be paid by the last day the Reds are still over .500. If you wait until they have a losing record, you pay double and are stuck taking care of our 30 foot gold statue of Pythagorus until next year's annual worship ritual.
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