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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    The Taveras signing is a very strong arguement against "Wake and Bake"

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    I tend to agree with you. Junior's best years in Cincinnati were while he wore his father's #30. I also think that he didn't do enough with the Reds to warrant his number being retired, but I expect that it probably will be--at least unofficially for a time, and then eventually officially.
    I would like to see the Reds honor his HOF career by waiting a few years before issuing #3 again. It is a little too late for #30.

    He might not have played his best ball in Cincinnati, but he will be in the Hall of Fame one day. Besides, he showed up at the tribute to Joe Nuxhall when all other Reds on the roster had better things to do that day. That alone surely does not warrant paying Junior the respect of withholding his number, but it colors my perspective in showing him some respect for his time with the Reds.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I would like to see the Reds honor his HOF career by waiting a few years before issuing #3 again. It is a little too late for #30.

    He might not have played his best ball in Cincinnati, but he will be in the Hall of Fame one day. Besides, he showed up at the tribute to Joe Nuxhall when all other Reds on the roster had better things to do that day. That alone surely does not warrant paying Junior the respect of withholding his number, but it colors my perspective in showing him some respect for his time with the Reds.
    I would be perfectly OK with that. I wish he had never switched numbers, though, because I could almost buy into retiring #30 to jointly honor Ken Sr. and Ken Jr.
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    Thanks for changing the subject, Spitball. That train of thought was spinning out of control quickly.

    So, Willy Taveras and uniform numbers...
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Thanks for changing the subject, Spitball. That train of thought was spinning out of control quickly.

    So, Willy Taveras and uniform numbers...
    Uh, right. I was confused there for a minute. How about #32778? It's the zip code of Tavares, Florida, and would look really cool.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Uh, right. I was confused there for a minute. How about #32778? It's the zip code of Tavares, Florida, and would look really cool.
    LMAO.

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Uh, right. I was confused there for a minute. How about #32778? It's the zip code of Tavares, Florida, and would look really cool.
    Wow, Tavares has his own town.

    I'm 100% behind adding him to the Reds now that this new information has come to light!

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    Wow, Tavares has his own town.

    I'm 100% behind adding him to the Reds now that this new information has come to light!
    Just imagine Taveras City. I'd imagine there would be a lot of stealing and no power.

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    Wow, Tavares has his own town.

    I'm 100% behind adding him to the Reds now that this new information has come to light!
    Here's hoping you don't hear about the capital of South Dakota.

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    Here's hoping you don't hear about the capital of South Dakota.
    Good lord. Juan Pierre + Willy Taveras at the top of the lineup? I honestly do think I'd consider becoming a Marlins fan.
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    Here's hoping you don't hear about the capital of South Dakota.
    Fortunately, it's pronounced differently than the surname of LtlAbner's favorite player.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    Good lord. Juan Pierre + Willy Taveras at the top of the lineup? I honestly do think I'd consider becoming a Marlins fan.
    Maybe even a Kansas City Royals fan.

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    Maybe even a Kansas City Royals fan.
    I honestly think KC might have a better FO than we do, if less money. Even the Gil Meche signing, I've been told, looks pretty smart these days.
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    I think #2 would be appropriate.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Good lord. Juan Pierre + Willy Taveras at the top of the lineup? I honestly do think I'd consider becoming a Marlins fan.
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