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    Homeruns are rally killers.

    Anyone else get tired of hearing that line last night?
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohn
    Anyone else get tired of hear that line last night?
    After the Reds game I switched to the Twins/Red Sox game, bottom of the 9th tied game Castillo hits a double, the next batter tried to sac him to third, he was nailed.

    At that point the announcer said, Tori Hunter was right, this team needs to do the little things and they just didn't.

    Apparently Tori said before the game that solo home runs wouldn't get the job done, that the little things need to be done.

    In the 12th the Red Sox scored 1 run on a FC.

    Down by one the Twins won with a 3 run HR.

    Rally Killer and the little things meet and the game is over.

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Harmon Killebrew says hello.

    Outs are rally killers.
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Was the Reds booth uttering this line last night or something?

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    productive outs are the key to success.

    Once the grasshoppers understand this they will become the masters
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    It was said on FSN more than once and even in the post game show.

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    I can remember the final game of the 1967 season between Boston and Minnesota, who were tied for the AL lead. After the game, which the Red Sox won to give Boston the AL flag (thanks also to a loss by the Tigers), Boston manager Dick Williams reportedly apologized to Carl Yastremzski for allowing the Twins Harmon Killebrew to hit a late inning HR that caused Killebrew to tie Yaz for the AL lead in HRs with 44 each. Williams reportedly said he instructed Jim Lonborg to allow Killebrew to hit a HR so as to prevent Killebrew from instead hitting a mere single or double that could have sparked a Twins rally.
    I was only age 12 at the time, but I can remember thinking even then how stupid and illogical Williams's reported strategy was. Nearly 40 years later I still have a vivid recollection of that game and his reported comments.
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Williams reportedly said he instructed Jim Lonborg to allow Killebrew to hit a HR so as to prevent Killebrew from instead hitting a mere single or double that could have sparked a Twins rally.
    ... and Killebrew took the bait, what an idiot.
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Yea, I had mentioned last week in the Chris Welsh interview thread that he had apparently retired that puppy. He must have read that and remembered that little gem. Sort of like complaining about a 50 yd bomb because we didn't get to use 17 3-yd running plays to scored a TD.
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    My wife heard that and exclaimed "What did he just say", I explained that he said that the homer's killed rallys, and she thought it was the funniest thing she had ever heard!

    Smart woman that wife of mine!

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    I asked in the game thread and ill ask now... what rally was taking place prior to Aurillia's and Dunn's homeruns? I sure didnt see one but one might note that back-to-back jacks could be considered in their own right as a rally...

    I guess I dont fully understand the game.

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    I agree, the homers kill rallies comment was one of the worst yet and I didn't even hear it. (Scary: I'm taking you guys' word for it.)

    BUT... IMO... the truly great teams (and I'm not talking about great offensive teams, I'm talking about teams that win 100+ games a season) can score runs both ways. I'm not sure we can say that this squad can score both ways on a consistent basis.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Well, I thought it was dumb to say but they harped on it. Every time they said homerun, they said, SOLO-homerun. I mean come on. I wish the Reds would score 3 or 4 runs in every inning but back to back homeruns are not a good thing?

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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    ... and Killebrew took the bait, what an idiot.
    If Killebrew hadn't been such an idiot, he would have stopped at second base.
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    Re: Homeruns are rally killers.

    It annoyed me even more that Grande kept calling them Single shots. I've never heard them called single shots before and it honestly sounded like he was searching for the word solo but couldn't come up with it so he said single instead.

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