"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Still holding out hope for Chad Mattola.
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.
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
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
I was wrong about Rolen. Thought he'd only play 50 games and bat .150.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
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.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
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...
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
I thought Herm Winningham was gonna be a left handed Eric Davis.
I've lived with the shame for decades.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
I believed in Wladimir Balentien and Ruben Mateo.
Wrigley Field..when I was younger, I imagined it was Valhalla.
When I finally got there, I realized it was just a dump.
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