TRF: never entrust the feeble minded to deliver a message not written down.
Suck it up cupcake.
"The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it. Get back behind the plate unless you want the medic to carry you back to the dugout." -- Bob Gibson
When all is said and done more is said than done.
oh I figure that Valentin is a great source-- he was probably looking forward to seeing the boss's big off-season acquisition, but then compared to the other Reds' arms, this kid's curveball apparently looked like it was thrown by a 9th grader
curveball was supposedly the Difference for him. He had no curve, got shelled at the upper levels, then finally found it for a year and blossomed. Now, perhaps he's completely lost it -- hopefully, temporarily. Makes you think of Ryan Wagner, who threw the Brigadoon of Sliders for exactly one season. Never threw it like that before, never found it again. It happens.
got lots of work to do.
Last edited by princeton; 02-19-2008 at 01:29 PM.
There's no reason for people to be mad by Javy's comment. He was just speaking his mind. He's not the manager and he won't be making any final decisions about the makeup of the team, so who really cares?
I suspect Krivsky will be up to his same tricks from last year. Look for him to try and bring in the always elusive Prayfer Frostbite.
I don't really care if a kid shows up with rust on his curve. That could be a distant memory in three weeks.
I might worry if his heater lacked giddyup or movement, but that's not what we're hearing.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.