Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
Next year- wondering if it might make sense to platoon Dickerson and Hairston. Hairston is playing over his head and Dickerson may be doing the same in triple A...platoon them and you may have a decent center fielder.
On WLW, Paul Daugherty just asked BP what he would miss most about having Griffey as a teammate. After being silent for a good 10 seconds, he declared that Griffey would be missed in the clubhouse, because he was a "good clubhouse guy."
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
"He said, 'If I could do it all over, I wouldn't change a single thing, including coming here," Reds radio legend Marty Brennaman said Griffey told him after the trade was done. "He said, 'I was able to put on the same uniform my dad wore for nine years.'"
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy -- it was nice while it lasted..
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
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