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    Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    The word "clutch" gets thrown around a lot these days. There's even been a thread or two dedicated to "clutch-ness" and "clutch-ocity.

    It's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs in game 7 of the world series. Your team has a runner on 2nd base and is down by 1 run. The question for discussion is....who do you want at the plate? Who is your defination of "Mr. Clutch"?

    Assuming it was the Reds, who would you want at the plate?
    Assuming it was any current player, who would you want at the plate?
    Assuming it was any player in history, who would you want at the plate?

    As always, your reasoning for your choice would be interesting.
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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Reds-Phillips. At home I'm playing for the tie.
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    Reds? Junior.

    Current Player? Pujols.

    Any player in history? Ted Williams.
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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    Assuming it was the Reds, who would you want at the plate?
    Assuming it was any current player, who would you want at the plate?
    Assuming it was any player in history, who would you want at the plate?
    1) Reds - Umm, I'll go with Griffey. The numbers may not bear it out that he's the best choice, but gut feeling says to give it to the guy.

    2) Current - I'd probably go with Pujols. Best hitter in the game at the moment. Other choices would be: Manny, Lance Berkman, Derek Jeter. Good hitters, always seem to make something happen.

    3) Any player - Me, of course. Run probably wouldn't score, but I'd definately enjoy it.
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    Reds: Valentin seems to enjoy that role, but I'd probably be okay with Junior as well.

    Current: Pujols. No doubt.

    All-time: Stan the Man Musial.

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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Apparently, if it's the bottom of the ninth with one out, the guy we want up there is Juan Castro.

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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Juan Castro.

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    Current Reds: I'll go along with Griffey. Gritty, gutty, veteran.

    Current MLB: My gut says Derek Jeter. My brain says Pujols. I'm going with my gut.

    All-time: Bill Mazeroski or Joe Carter.
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    (1) Either Griffey or Harang. What the heck - I'll flip a coin and go with Griff.
    (2) Bill Hall
    (3) Reggie Jackson
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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Reds player-Brandon Phillips

    any MLB-Derek Jeter

    All-timer-Pete Rose

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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Current REDS - Griffey

    Any current MLB - Albert Pujols

    Any MLB Player - Ty Cobb (most likely to get a hit)
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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Reds -- Griffey
    Any MLBer -- I'll go with someone nobody else has said and go with Vladimir Guerrero
    Any MLBer of all time -- Reggie Jackson

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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Junior
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    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Current Red
    Scott Hatteberg- And that's an honest answer. He doesn't swing at junk, he's not trying to lift it out of the park and he always makes solid contact. All we need is one in the gap and he excels at this. Brandon Phillips is a close 2nd and then perhaps Felo and then Griffey.

    Current Player of any team
    Derek Jeter- He thrives under pressure. He's a good bat handler and is both intelligent enough to understand what he needs to do and how he is going to get it, and talented enough to do it. Because he is a winner and winners always find a way to win. No Close second.

    All-Time Player
    Barry Larkin- I thought he was Jeter before Jeter although many may not give him the respect he deserves I would live and die with him in that scenario. All those other greats are fine but I want Barry wielding the lumber in that scenario. Close 2nd Joe Morgan then Paul Molitor.
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    Re: Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs....

    Reds- it depends. If it was right now I would go with Phillips, but normally I would say Junior(Tigers, Nations, Cardinals game he came up huge in everyone of them).
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