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    Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Marc reports on his blog:

    Postgame meeting

    PITTSBURGH -- Jerry Narron spent several minutes after the game addressing the team. His summary of his thoughts:

    "Itís been a difficult week," said Narron. "I think mentally when you just sit around and you donít know if youíre going to play or the gameís going to get started on time or whatever, we really need to make sure weíre mentally prepared and locked in early in the game. I think thatís something we can do a little better at.

    "But I believe in these guys. I know weíve gotten off to a better start than anybody ever expected, and I think a lot of people expect us to fall off the face on the earth. But I believe these guys are going to keep grinding and battling and at some point weíre going to come out of this thing."

    The pep-talk was well-received by the players.

    "The message was not to panic," said Adam Dunn. "I thought it was an outstanding meeting. There was no yelling, no screaming, just got to the point. It was good that he kind of reassured everything that we believe. Iím not a big meeting guy, but that was a good one."

    Added Aaron Harang:

    "Itís a definite grind weíve had the last week and a half, where itís been like this every single day. I donít know if itís just wearing on everybody, but I think weíre going to be fine. Weíll come back from this, and I donít think too many of the guys are worried about it. Everybody feels confident in what we have on this team and that we can win. Weíve just got to get that groove rolling again and go with it."
    I know some folks dislike Jerry Narron, but he's growing on me (his voice notwithstanding). I like his temperment and his handling of this team.

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    Sounds like some positive things came out of that room. Hopefully the turn-around starts tonight!
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    For the record, both teams have to deal with the weather. Perhaps the Reds could nut up and win the occasional cold weather rainy game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal
    For the record, both teams have to deal with the weather. Perhaps the Reds could nut up and win the occasional cold weather rainy game...
    To defend the fellas a little, the Reds have been in this dreary, rainy weather for about a week now. No or little BP, overcast etc etc etc. You know what all the psychologists say about people who live in rainy communities all the time.

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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz


    I know some folks dislike Jerry Narron, but he's growing on me (his voice notwithstanding). I like his temperment and his handling of this team.
    I'm starting to like Narron more as well.
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    I liked the idea of a team meeting, but it seems like he was finding excuses to tell them everything's OK. What about some head games like "Ok, guys, are we for real or not? Now's when we'll see if things have indeed changed around here or if a lot of folks not coming to the games are right--same old Reds."

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Unfortunately pep talks don't win ball games.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    Unfortunately pep talks don't win ball games.
    Fred Hutchinson would disagree.

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    Some people aren't satisfied, no matter what.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    This is what Narron brings though IMO. He is a good club house guy and that can really help.
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Fred Hutchinson would disagree.
    Fred had an affinity for the light bulbs in the hallway leading to the Reds clubhouse in Crosley Field. Seems they couldn't keep them in the light sockets when the Reds were losing.

    Even though he could be a bear at times, most all the players loved Hutch and his style.
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    I haven't made my mind up on Narron yet, but he is growing on me.
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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
    Fred had an affinity for the light bulbs in the hallway leading to the Reds clubhouse in Crosley Field. Seems they couldn't keep them in the light sockets when the Reds were losing.
    Apparently he also had the problem of drinking too much during slumps, Pete Whisenant was reaquired by the Reds in 1961 because he was said to be Hutch's guardian during these bouts of depression.

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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    BTW all the football fans out there who approach each game like it's a weekly football game should appreciate a team meeting and a talking too... it's very footballesque.

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    Re: Narron Holds Team Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Apparently he also had the problem of drinking too much during slumps, Pete Whisenant was reaquired by the Reds in 1961 because he was said to be Hutch's guardian during these bouts of depression.
    I have read that, before, and often wonder if it didn't have something to do with the cancer. I sometimes think people know that something is wrong before it actually is diagnosed, and it affects their behavior,

    On the other side of the fence, there was a lot of heavy drinking that went on in that era.
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