Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
I've read a few articles that quoted Dunn saying that he likes hitting in the first inning, in eighther the two or three spot.
I"ve read some articles that quoted Phillips saying that he's uncomfortable batting third.
I believe that Dusty is uncomfortable putting Dunn in the two or three hole.
I believe that Dusty believes that Dunn strikesout too much and might clog the bases hitting second or third. Just another reason I doubt the wisdom of Dusty Baker.
Isn't Cunningham still the program director/station manager, or something of that sorts? If so. Then that reveals a lot.
The station has really come a long way (in the wrong direction) since the days of Rosemary Clooney, Bob Braun, and Ruth Lyons.
I tune in on the way to work in the evenings only to listen to the game.
When I heard that Jr got traded, and again while on my way to work, I tuned in and listened to Scott Sloan's show. The guy is a real duffus who showed no class or respect at all.
In 1999, soon-to-be free agent Ken Griffey Jr (and his agent) boxed the Mariners into a corner by saying they'd accept a trade ONLY to the Reds. The Ms offered him a contract of nearly $150 million to keep him with the team forever, and Griffey Jr. somehow reached the conclusion that the team did not want him. Jim Bowden, the Reds' general manager, negotiates a staggeringly one-sided deal for one of the greatest players in history, and signs Jr to a 9 year 116.5 mil contract (with deferred monies until 2024).
Dragged? For that kind of deal you can tie me behind a car and drag my bare butt across two miles of broken glass.
And lets also not forget who was standing (and beaming) next to him on that podium the day he was signed. His Dad, who had hopes/aspirations of managing the Reds (and his son) in a Cincy uniform.
Jr wasn't some innocent victim in all this who was somehow deceived (or duped) by management to come to Cincy.
"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
At least they got your money......
Sure, Bowden is the virtue of truth and full disclosure, I mean, I look up the word "honest" and right there is a picture of Bowden, and we all know how well Reds ownership has treated the tax payers on that shiney new stadium, after all "we are building for 2003", still. Why would some superstar not take less than he could have received elsewhere just for funsies, who wouldn't love to come to Cincy, taking less knowing that he was going to play on a losing team for what seven, eight seasons?Jr wasn't some innocent victim in all this who was somehow deceived (or duped) by management to come to Cincy.
I hadn't heard this, I came across it this morning in the power rankings, according to BP, Junior's approval of the trade hinged on him being allowed to play CF.
Kenny Williams finally gets his man, acquiring longtime trade target Ken Griffey Jr. and handing over the keys to center field. Griffey's approval was said to hinge on returning to his old stomping grounds (we know how picky he can be when it comes to the desire to go home), which means he'll push Nick Swisher to first base and struggling Paul Konerko (.214/.312/.349, and an even worse .209/.274/.284 since returning from injury three weeks ago) to the bench. Though that may not be a popular move, it comes at a negligible cost (Danny Richar and Nick Masset), and in a tight division race, that's a chance worth taking.
I want video!!
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