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    Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    So here's the deal: I've purchased MLB Extra Innings every year since 1999...and before each years begins I tell myself I'm not going to do it until they prove to me that they are worthy of my viewership Obviously, every year, I break down and do it anyway.

    This year, I stuck to my guns. With a new baby having arrived in February and the Cavs taking up a major chunk of my sports viewing during the spring, I decided to just go with the MLB.TV package...

    But I quickly found it's not the same.

    See, our CP is in my office, so if I want to watch games, I need to totally put myself on an island from the rest of the family for 3+ hours per night-- this was not going over well, and I was not watching many of the games from that spot.

    We have a wireless laptop, but it's totally hit or miss with the MLB stream-- about a 50/50 shot on getting it to work properly and almost no shot to get it work for an entire game. Plus, the video and audio stunk.

    I found there was just no subsitute for the good ole' TV.

    But I figured I'd made my decision this year and that was that-- gonna have to live with the inconsistencies of MLB.TV

    But then Father's Day arrived. You can see photos of my favorite gift in the Father's Day thread on the Non-Baseball board, but in addition to the sweet, my wife also wanted to give me something practical. She gave me two options:

    1. A Bluetooth (I really need one for my work)
    2. A new radio/cd player for my work truck (the old one was stolen way back in October and I've been driving in silence ever since and I HATE it)

    I was pretty excited about my two options, but then my brain got in the way.

    I came up with a third....MLB Extra Innings. She laughed and said "it's your gift..."

    But the half season pricing doesn't kick in until July 16th. So, I could have waited until then to get $60 off, or just bite the bullet and pay in full even though we're closing in on halfway through the season.

    I did it. I chose option #3.

    This decision I made, of course, ends the Reds season right here. Tonight was my first game this year with EI and we officially dropped below .500 for the first time in a long time. Two weeks from today, we'll be 10 games out and I'll be cussing myself while trying to hold my cellphone as I reach for the radio that does not exsist.

    It's my fault gang...I have personally ensured a total collapse.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Hey Ed...

    It wasn't you that thought that Homer was going to become Cy Young or Bob Gibson, so a trade for a proven hitter was not the thing to do, that Willy Taveras was going to hit .290 and steal 100 bases, that Jerry Hairston, Jr. was going to repeat 2009, or Mike Lincoln was going to be lights out in the bullpen. You can look in the mirror and feel good about it. The wizard that Walt Jocketty was (and is) had a brain (insert name for gasseous emmision here) and became a bean counter. I have a feeling that this will change now. Or else...
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    Way to go, Ed. I'm thinking the ORG should consider trading you to the Minor League Forum for a PTBNL (poster to be named later). However, like Corey Patterson and Wily Taveras, we will probably keep you in the lineup and keep hoping you have that breakout post that sends the REDS to the playoffs.

    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    I bought the iPhone MLB At Bat app last night... After that, they came back and made it close. That has to count for something.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Ed. I've decided I AM going to blame you. You after all, are a much fresher topic than Willie T or Dustification or lack of offense. I may make a new thread "Edskin totally stinks and needs to be traded to the Brewers board because of his low OBP (on base posts)"


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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    It's pretty much time for a sacrifice. Just like your wife, I'll give you a few options...

    A. Stoned to Death
    B. Pushed into a Firey Pit
    B. Stabbed to Death

    Your choice bro
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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Ed, rest easy. It's not you, it's me. As soon as I become emotionally invested in the outcome of a game, some evil force pokes me in the heart with a cattle prod. Last week I watched four games in which the team I was rooting for failed to hold a ninth inning lead. That can't be chance. It's personal. For the good of the team I am trying to be indifferent to Reds success.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    The Reds won't spend one more day above .500 this season....book it

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    I was born in 1990. We haven't won a World Series since then. Coincidence? I think not!
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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I was born in 1990. We haven't won a World Series since then. Coincidence? I think not!
    Well the 1990 season is what hooked me in. It has not been worth what this decade has been.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    OK, good. It was getting too easy to blame Alex Gonzalez and Willy Taveras -- aka the Dynamic Duo. Now we really know who has messed this season up.

    I still think Danny Graves is to blame somehow, but I can't prove it.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Quote Originally Posted by LvJ View Post
    It's pretty much time for a sacrifice. Just like your wife, I'll give you a few options...

    A. Stoned to Death
    B. Pushed into a Firey Pit
    B. Stabbed to Death

    Your choice bro
    Those are mild.....his punishment clearly should be the mandate to watch every pitch of every game for the rest of the season. He'll be wishing he was 'stoned' to death.
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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Well the 1990 season is what hooked me in. It has not been worth what this decade has been.
    We're getting close to two decades, Homer.
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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    Ugh, it's all youre fault.

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    Re: Blame Me, Reds Fans, Blame Me

    I prefer to blame Bob Boone.
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