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    My Dog Vinny Guarantees a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Well, I "teased" late last week, and now, here it is.

    Yes, the smarter RZ members pretty much guessed what the big surprise was going to be. But this year, I am adding a special twist.

    In the past, I've started these tracker, "save the season" threads with a note of sarcasm and cynicism-- basically admitting at the outset that my efforts were futile. This year, that's not the case.

    This year, this thread is GOING to propel the Reds to a turnaround.

    Here is how it's gonna happen:

    We play 40 games between now and the end of the day on the 4th of July. I am telling everyone right now, that the fireworks in Cincy that night will be celebrating our nation's independence, as well as the Reds getting themselves back into the race.

    Between now and the 4th, the Reds are going to go 26-14. They will be 43-41 as the 4th comes to a close. That will put them in the thick of the playoff race down the stretch. Beyond that, I can't guarantee anything.

    This is not a "hope," it is a fact.

    If this doesn't happen, I will change my name to ILOVERFS62 for the rest of the season. That's how confident I am

    It will start this week. We are going to take at least 6 of the 8 games on the homestand.

    I will track our progress in this thread.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    This is the most important guarantee of the season!
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey View Post
    This is the most important guarantee of the season!
    For RFS62's sake, I hope it's "impotent", and not "important".
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    OK Ed, I'm on board. I just got my leather pants back from the cleaners and am headed down tonight to check out the "new" Reds, post guarantee.

    What if they're still steenky? Do I just present a copy of this thread to the usher on my way out? Just curious...

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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Krono says 3rd person speak will be the key.

    Go Gators!

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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Krono says 3rd person speak will be the key.

    Puffy likes this idea!
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Is there going to be an influx of talent between now and July 4th?

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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post

    If this doesn't happen, I will change my name to ILOVERFS62 for the rest of the season. That's how confident I am

    It will start this week. We are going to take at least 5 of the 7 games on the homestand.

    I will track our progress in this thread.

    Enjoy.


    Why must you threaten me like this, Ed?

    Why, why, I ask you?

    I'll root for the Reds like never before.
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    Why must you threaten me like this, Ed?
    Could be worse, I could change it to:

    ILOVERFS62ANDHELOVESMEANDWEDONTCAREWHOKNOWS


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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    I guess passing a urine test wasn't a prerequisite for ORG membership huh Ed? But we're in the NL Central - you're never out of the race!
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    The Reds next 17 games really isn't that difficult of a schedule at all, and if they're going to make any move to climb back up in the standings it may very well have to come in the next 17 games.

    4 vs. Washington (16-28)
    4 vs. Pittsburgh (19-24)
    3 @ Houston (21-22)
    3 @ St. Louis (16-25)
    3 @ Colorado (18-26)

    If they can put up a 12-5 record over the next 17 games, they can give themselves a chance.

    Of course, I just have a feeling that the interleague schedule may pose some big problems that could quickly seal the season (if it isn't already sealed), especially with three more games against the Indians, three games against the Angels, and three games against the A's.
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    The Reds next 17 games really isn't that difficult of a schedule at all, and if they're going to make any move to climb back up in the standings it may very well have to come in the next 17 games.

    4 vs. Washington (16-28)
    4 vs. Pittsburgh (19-24)
    3 @ Houston (21-22)
    3 @ St. Louis (16-25)
    3 @ Colorado (18-26)

    If they can put up a 12-5 record over the next 17 games, they can give themselves a chance.

    Of course, I just have a feeling that the interleague schedule may pose some big problems that could quickly seal the season (if it isn't already sealed), especially with three more games against the Indians, three games against the Angels, and three games against the A's.
    Your right about that, all this team needs to do is get it's confidence back.
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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Marge'sMullet View Post
    Your right about that, all this team needs to do is get it's confidence back.
    Jeez, here's to hoping that it's just confidence.

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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Originally Posted by Cyclone792
    The Reds next 17 games really isn't that difficult of a schedule at all, and if they're going to make any move to climb back up in the standings it may very well have to come in the next 17 games.

    4 vs. Washington (16-28)
    4 vs. Pittsburgh (19-24)
    3 @ Houston (21-22)
    3 @ St. Louis (16-25)
    3 @ Colorado (18-26)

    If they can put up a 12-5 record over the next 17 games, they can give themselves a chance.

    Of course, I just have a feeling that the interleague schedule may pose some big problems that could quickly seal the season (if it isn't already sealed), especially with three more games against the Indians, three games against the Angels, and three games against the A's.


    Your right! If we can go 12-5 over these games it helps us tremendously, especially with 10 of those games within our division, but 8-9 basically will kill any chances of reality. We must start turning it around now.

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    Re: I Personally Guarantee a Reds Turnaround...Starting Now

    Seems as though most of the humor was brought over to the ORG side. This is a FUNNY thread.....

    And on a rather bleak day in SoCal....thanks guys, keep it up
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