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Thread: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

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    Re: Watchable

    Sure wish I had watched today's game...unfortunately, I had to work.

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

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    Re: Watchable

    Certinally if all you care about is the ultimate win and loss totals you are going to be miserable this year.

    While we all would be happier with a winning record or division title, there's plenty of good "back stories" going on this year to find some entertainment value. If you can't find them I'd suggest you either aren't looking, just love to be miserable or are myopically focused on the final W/L column.
    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

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    Re: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

    Harang + Volquez + Cueto + Cordero closing is enough to buy tickets 60% of the time this season...

    I would actually rather be 14-21 and losing games 1-0 and 3-1 with the promising emergence of Volquez/Cueto and Votto to complement Harang then be a softball team posting a 21-14 record with a mirage of a pitching staff held together via duct tape like we've be blessed with witnessing the last decade+ on the Riverfront.

    With the current #1-#3 arms and the offense due to come around to at least average, at some point this season the team is going to go on a healthy and enjoyable run for a month+ which might actually make the season pretty darn interesting after all.

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    Re: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

    It's the first week of May, we have baseball.

    Beats the snot outta the off season.


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    Re: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

    I'm all about the back stories. If I just wanted to root for a winner I'd be a Yankees fan or something.

    These tough times define us as fans. I consider it a privilege watching a young team grow.

    I mean, our loyalty has to be rewarded at some point. Right?
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

    Perhaps not.

    But I am grateful that we have a collection of really interesting and talented young players to watch at this point.

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    Re: Survival Ploys for 'Unwatchable'

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    I am grateful that we have a collection of really interesting and talented young players to watch at this point.
    Me too.

    Lets hope that Big Bob and WJ can rebuild a really interesting and talented organization from top to bottom.

    Right now it's pretty interesting. I'll say that.

    Only time will tell just how talented the Ownership, GM, Scouting, Coaching and Developmental Staff will prove to be.



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