Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."
Intentional walk to Green. Bases loaded with 2 outs.
Good job by Burton to get out of that mess.
nice job by Burton
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
Phillips, Dunn, Encarnacion due up in the 9th.
Time for Wagner.....not exactly an easy feat
Phillips singles to left to lead off.
Wagner's not all that quick to the plate so Phillips just needs to flat out swipe second base if he can get a good jump ... unless Dunn walks since he's already at a 2-0 count.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.
Griffey's not a leader. Never has been.
Dunn's not a leader. Never has been.
Gonzo's not a leader.
Freel's a disaster waiting to happen.
Hamilton's not a leader or he wouldn't do what he did.
Phillips isn't a leader.
Hopefully Votto is.
One of the problems of the Mariners when Junior was there, was that he made it tough for a leader to appear on that team. Reds' fans won't know what I'm talking about, but Mariner's fans can back this up. There's an aura he puts on the team that isn't conducive to winning....there's not a team mentality where one each player is willing to sacrifice for the other.
If you see this Jojo, or WOY. comment please.
Dunn grounds out to 2nd. Phillips moves to 2nd.