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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Those damn pitching prospects we kept acquiring in the JimBo years!
    QFT.

    I kept expecting one of them to work out. Just one.

    None did. Literally. None.

    How Bowden kept his job so long is a complete mystery.
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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Still holding out hope for Chad Mattola.

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    Long long time ago...Ok, not so long

    I was wrong about drafting a high school pitcher...Homer Bailey. I didn't think we'd ever see him pitch in the majors except as a publicity stunt. But in my defense I had just read "MoneyBall"

    Not so long ago....I was wrong about Homer Bailey again! I thought he would suck this season and should have been traded away to make room for Chapman. Now I still think Chapman should be starting, but Bailey has made me eat crow more than a few times this year. Hope he keeps it up.
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    Heck, I expected the Champ Summers for Sheldon Burnside deal to work out in the Reds favor.

    The Willie Greene Kool-Aid tasted pretty good at the time.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

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    I was wrong about Rolen. Thought he'd only play 50 games and bat .150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    How Bowden kept his job so long is a complete mystery.
    Because he did a favor for Bud Selig and his cronies by purposefully engineering Marge Schott's demise.
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    Onions.

    As a kid, I hated onions. So much so that I'd ask if they were on everything. My uncle used to tease me saying we were going to be having "desert onions" after a meal.

    Sorry to the onions, I misjudged you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    How Bowden kept his job so long is a complete mystery.
    And how did he get another GM job?

    He did absoutely nothing as a GM for the Reds and Nationals and now he's a "senior" baseball analyst for ESPN.

    Go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Onions.

    As a kid, I hated onions. So much so that I'd ask if they were on everything. My uncle used to tease me saying we were going to be having "desert onions" after a meal.

    Sorry to the onions, I misjudged you.
    Not to derail the thread but on a serious note, there's a biologic explanation for that. Your taste buds degrade worse than your eyesight in later years...

    Kids' tastebuds are much more acute than ours. That's why they don't do Tabasko or Mexican. As a kid I can remember hating Hunts Ketchup and loving Heinz. Today in a blind taste test I'm sure I couldn't tell you the difference...

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    Socks... I thought I had my work socks with me when I rode to work today, alas I did not.

    Now I have on bike socks.

    I was wrong... and olives, hated them in my younger years love them to death now.

    Oh and Willie Greene... way wrong on that

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    I thought Herm Winningham was gonna be a left handed Eric Davis.

    I've lived with the shame for decades.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    I believed in Wladimir Balentien and Ruben Mateo.
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Wrigley Field..when I was younger, I imagined it was Valhalla.

    When I finally got there, I realized it was just a dump.

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    Paul Householder was going to be the next Ken Griffey.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Wrigley Field..when I was younger, I imagined it was Valhalla.

    When I finally got there, I realized it was just a dump.
    I haven't been there since they cleaned it up but that's how I felt about Fenway when I went there in the mid 90's. It smelled like pee and old hot dogs.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun


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