OMG, I am cracking up laughing right now and I'm definitely not sure what the topic is supposed be in this thread, LOL
And for the record, as a slightly dorky girl myself, if you quoted or mentioned Star Trek to me, I'd be okay with that because I like that franchise. Mention any of the others to me though and you're out of luck, LOL :
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
One thing is for sure...the Reds do not stand a chance for competing without shoring up that 5th spot in the rotation. Owings isn't going to cut it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick. ~Thomas Boswell
Having a life is overrated.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
I mean seriously, let's say I had Lincecum, Greinke, Hernandez, Halladay, and Carpenter with the rest of our current roster...I'd trade Halladay for a shortstop who can hit and play someone else as my 5th starter.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
Of course quality matter, but depth matters too. Count down your depth chart and at least 8 guys will be starting games.
Guys get hurt. If the reds had managed to keep Joey Votto in the lineup all year long, they would probably be looking at a winning season. Alternatively, if they had managed to aquire a backup first baseman better than Ramon Hernandez (say Johny Gomes could play 1st base) again the Reds would likely be looking at a winning season.
Good organizations plan for injuries via depth. Bad organizations just throw up their hands and say..."We had a lot of guys get injured this year. What can you do?"
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"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010