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    Random Thoughts

    The players, managers, general managers and even owners come and go, and the only ones who stay the same are the fans, so maybe it's all our fault.

    When it comes to contracts for managers, I favor the Walter Alston model.

    Bonds home run call: "That's another rally killed..."

    Who would want a manager who would want to manage this team?

    If it'll help, give Brandon Phillips a leather recliner.

    No matter how miserable Bob Castellini feels right now, we'd probably trade places with him.

    Greg Maddux makes every slow-balling pitcher think he can win the Cy Young, Sammy Sosa makes every clueless hitter think he can learn to hit, and Sparky Anderson makes every no-name minor-league skipper think he can win the World Series.

    So the pitcher was taken out of the game after the bases were loaded on bloops and errors, not because it was his fault that he was in this mess, but because he wasn't capable of getting out of it. Let's hope the new guy is lights out, but knowing the Reds bullpen, that's a lot to hope for, analogically speaking.

    Kudos to RedsZone for handling the big news without crashing.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Good stuff.

    It may very well be our fault.
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Who would want a manager who would want to manage this team?
    That actually may be a good question.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Who would want a manager who would want to manage this team?


    Someone with a serious 'savior' complex.
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post

    Bonds home run call: "That's another rally killed..."

    I guess that Nuxhall all those years, instead of yelling "get out of here, get out of here" everytime a Red hit a long fly, should've been yelling "stay in the park, stay in the park."
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    No matter how miserable Bob Castellini feels right now, we'd probably trade places with him.

    Boy, he was so somber last night on the tube I thought they were going to pull out a bottle of Jack Daniels and start passing it around. It was like a wake. Creeper looked like he was scared to death to say anything, lest he be next in line.

    Great stuff, as usual, Cubbie.
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post

    Greg Maddux makes every slow-balling pitcher think he can win the Cy Young, Sammy Sosa makes every clueless hitter think he can learn to hit, and Sparky Anderson makes every no-name minor-league skipper think he can win the World Series.
    Greg Maddux, when he was winning Cy Young Awards could bring the heat upwards of 95 MPH. I don't know where everyone gets the idea that he could never throw the heat.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Greg Maddux, when he was winning Cy Young Awards could bring the heat upwards of 95 MPH. I don't know where everyone gets the idea that he could never throw the heat.....
    That's probably true, but he's held up as a soft-tosser who gerts it done with guile and placement. So every pitcher who can't throw hard can look at him and say there's a chance to make it big.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Great post as always BCubb! Yes on the Walter Alston "one year at a time" contract!

    I believe our staff will never shape up into the higher level of pitchers until we have a guy like Maddux or Clemens to show the younger ones what kind of work has to happen (especially mentally) to be a great pitcher.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post

    Kudos to RedsZone for handling the big news without crashing.
    We'll save that for the day that Dunn is traded which will be the same day that a dozen RedsZoners will commit suicide.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Good stuff
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