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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    "them dogs are good"

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    After the big loss on Monday, I found this poem. After you post, I went back and looked at it again and it seems even more appropriate for today's game.

    The Cure

    Written by Katharine Harer in 2002

    Published: Line Drives (2002)

    baseball is a good antidote for death
    where else do we mutter belief scream
    hope over green grass bathed
    in light where else do we coach the best
    out of one another

    it's all right baby
    you can do it
    settle down guy
    you'll be okay just hang in there
    we need you buddy
    we need a spark
    be the ignitor man

    our whispered pleas combine over rows
    of seats and peanut calls and pour into the ears
    of our boys fixing them
    with our best hope the best we have to give

    nowhere else do we do this together
    reverently from some untapped place
    in our chests saved for our children
    and our lovers we thought we'd used it up
    but listen to us croon making our voices
    carry just the right mixture
    of love and demand

    our throats are sore
    the peanut shells under our feet flattened
    from jumping up and sinking down again
    our hearts extended
    pumping belief
    into this one afternoon


    you can do it
    you can do it for us
    do it now come on
    do it now

    The Cure by Katharine Harer in 2002

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Thank you for buying the team.

    Thank you for a team that is in contention in August.
    That's the one I'm thankful for. I don't really care if the Reds don't make the playoffs. Sure, it would be great, but I just want a team that is in contention down the stretch. Maybe if this continues my sights will be set a little higher.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I'm telling you. I'm willing to donate FCB's first born to have his babies.
    Your willingness to sacrifice is noted.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Thank you for buying the team.

    Thank you for caring about winning.

    Thank you for understanding the sensibilities of the Cincinnati Reds fanbase.

    Thank you for a team that is in contention in August.

    I don't care if it's luck, karma, fate, design..... I don't care how it's happening.

    I don't care.

    I just want to thank you for the way you've conducted yourself since you took over the team.

    You deserve that big grin you probably have on your face right now.

    I know there's one on mine.
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    It's so awesome to have a visible owner who gives a rat's behind. I really think he will renew the relationship between the Red's and Cincinnati.

    Yeah, some of the trades have been so-so. These things are timely and all this will take time.

    I'm happy we're not hearing ........ "we're rebuilding". We've been hearing that for 10+ years. I mean ..... we are rebuilding, but it doesn't sound like an excuse anymore. Does that make sense other than in my own sleepy head?

    I love that we have an owner who appreciates baseball again.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Mr. Castellini, I love what you're doing ....... but about those beer prices......

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    I'm happy we're not hearing ........ "we're rebuilding". We've been hearing that for 10+ years. I mean ..... we are rebuilding, but it doesn't sound like an excuse anymore. Does that make sense other than in my own sleepy head?
    Makes total sense to me. Yes we are rebulding but we are doing so in a way that keeps us competitive in the mean time. I too am tired of the "lets take 5 years and build a team" approach.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Watch it, Man Love is illegal in North Carolina and Ohio.
    If that were the case, George Grande would be in prison for life.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    No doubt Chip. Seriously, it is beyond unseemly at this point. Beyond unprofessional. Beyond comprehension.

    And, on the thread topic, yeah, props to Cast for getting people in the ballpark by any means necessary and the rest of it. Love seeing the effort from ownership.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck
    That's the one I'm thankful for. I don't really care if the Reds don't make the playoffs. Sure, it would be great, but I just want a team that is in contention down the stretch. Maybe if this continues my sights will be set a little higher.
    Bingo.

    Even if we're not the best team and playing in a weakened NLC, it's all good. Sure beats the Boone and Miley years where by now we were out of it and players were taking the rest of the year off for surgeries and the like because the season was a waste.

    Now, if we could just pull this one out today...
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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal
    No doubt Chip. Seriously, it is beyond unseemly at this point. Beyond unprofessional. Beyond comprehension.

    And, on the thread topic, yeah, props to Cast for getting people in the ballpark by any means necessary and the rest of it. Love seeing the effort from ownership.
    Can you imagine GG in prison? "Hi, hello and welcome to the big house. I'm George Grande along with the crafty ax-murderer Bubba."

    Paul Dougherty wrote a column last week about this discount being embarrassing for a so called "baseball town". He's right but isn't is better to have a full house with 15,000 seats at half price than to only draw 27,000 at full price?
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Two words: hot dogs.
    Yeah right.... they packed the seats for $1 hotdogs, while those half-priced seats for a series pitting the top two teams in the division (whom we've pretty much owned this year) had nothing to do with it.
    Last edited by GAC; 08-11-2006 at 08:11 PM.
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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    Yeah right.... they packed the seats for $1 hotdogs.
    Joke. Joke. It's a joke!!

    Geez.

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    Re: Thank you, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Joke. Joke. It's a joke!!

    Geez.
    So, you're saying the Reds are a joke? I knew it! You're not a real fan!




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