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'Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain.'
The jury is still out for me on Krivsky but the extensions last week have raised his stock I think.
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Right. Decisive and wrong? That's not somebody I'd want running my business.
**I'm just throwing the world curve balls.**
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I have a feeling that some of this may be meant in context, context being Wayne Krivsky's predecessor.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
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And these few precepts in thy memory
See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,
Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
-- Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3
What I read into Bob C.'S comments are those of a man who accesses the balance of a man's work. Simply put Wayne K did everything within his means to help the Red's compete. 8 wins in the first 9 games after the trade could have made this team confident but alas the bats went silent . It was a move that to me personally I reserve judgment on. My only teeth Gnashing moment was passing up Lincecum for Stubbs so far. That is yet to be long term determined yet also.
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Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
"I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I have the same problem as O'Brien had. You can spend forever waiting to do something because you want it to be exactly right. In the meantime, nothing gets done. While your decisions, on balance, still need to be good ones, there is value in decisiveness itself.
Good direction is useless without movement. While ideally you have movement in the right direction, at least with movement in general you have a chance of stumbling in the right direction.
Does anybody care if win 65 games instead of 82 if we still miss the playoffs every year?
It's Marlins & D'Backs vs. Pirates & Royals.
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.
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
This is one of the most frustrating quotes I've seen in quite awhile:
"The criticism he received on the Washington trade is fine," Castellini said. "It showed people cared. But we thought it was a good trade. He was going to bolster up that bullpen. Matter of fact, it did turn out that way. If you take a look at what happened last year, we had a great season in many respects. But probably the thing that hurt us the most were our bats slowing down the last four or five weeks."
Am I reading this right? Bob C sez, and I paraphrase...
1) It's okay that the trade has been criticized because it means the team still has fans
Yes it does, long suffering ones who wonder "why, why why?!"
2) The trade was meant to upgrade the bullpen.
That point has been made, yes, we know.
3) It did upgrade the bullpen.
That, Bob, is debatable. Very debatable. If we got anything out of the bullpen, it was on the arms of Weathers, Coffey, Guardado, and Schoenweiss... none of whom were even part of the trade.
4) The Reds had a great season "in many respects."
Except for all the respects that count. They were only competitive because the rest of the division was historically weak. Any other season and no one would be talking about "many respects."
5) The lack of offense is what ultimately hurt the team's chances.
Yes! I agree! And why is that? Hmmm...
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