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    Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Didn't see this posted anywhere on the board, but it's all over the internet:

    Through their first 80 games, the Reds were 40-40 overall, 20-20 at home, 20-20 on the road, 36-36 in nine-inning games, 4-4 in extra inning games, 28-28 against right-handed pitchers, and 12-12 against left-handed pitchers.

    Strange but true
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    I guess you could say they're a .500 team...
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Didn't see this posted anywhere on the board, but it's all over the internet:

    Through their first 80 games, the Reds were 40-40 overall, 20-20 at home, 20-20 on the road, 36-36 in nine-inning games, 4-4 in extra inning games, 28-28 against right-handed pitchers, and 12-12 against left-handed pitchers.

    Strange but true
    They need to rename the phrase "Runs Above Average" to "Runs Above Reds"
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    The Reds are "Even Steven"
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Wow, that's bizarre. I wonder if something like that has happened before?

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    It's just further proof that the industrial-military complex is conspiring to take over the world through controlling our milk supply. They also send encrypted messages in Dear Abby columns.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    The Reds are "Even Steven"
    I bet if they thew a Twenty dollar bill out the window they'd find another one in an old coat.

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It's just further proof that the industrial-military complex is conspiring to take over the world through controlling our milk supply. They also send encrypted messages in Dear Abby columns.
    Stop it dude you're scaring me.:
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It's just further proof that the industrial-military complex is conspiring to take over the world through controlling our milk supply. They also send encrypted messages in Dear Abby columns.
    According to Dan Aykroyd in the movie "Sneakers," they kept Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame.

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    I think it's half reality and half fiction!

    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I bet if they thew a Twenty dollar bill out the window they'd find another one in an old coat.
    Two thumbs up for the Seinfeld reference.

    Actually, in spirit of the thread, one thumb up and one thumb down. See how it works? It all evens out for me.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    I blame Bob Boone.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I blame Bob Boone.
    That's OK, because Bob Boone blames you.

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    I'm on the fence about this thread.

    I see the season so far as a glass half empty, but I also see it as a glass half full.

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    Re: Reality is stranger than fiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    I'm on the fence about this thread.

    I see the season so far as a glass half empty, but I also see it as a glass half full.
    As Demetri Martin points out....we need to be more specific about the contents of the glass....
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner


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