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    I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Nope, not this year. Not in spring training. Not looking at how the young guys progress. Not if we get out to a hot April. Not if we take first place in May. Not in June and ere only a few games out. A no point in July, regardless of the standings, will I think to myself, "Hey, they're hanging around, I wonder if they'll make a deal."

    Nope. I am being pessimistic. The young guys are going to all regress. Those that do not will suffer career-enders. The Reds will be forced to field a rotation featuring Jimmy Haynes, Paul Wilson, and of course Eric Milton. Quentin McCracken? We could use a cleanup hitter. Wily Mo Pena? How'd you like to play shortstop, son?

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Not getting excited during spring training is like skipping Christmas!

    Which team in MLB has more young talent available? C'mon you have to allow yourself to be just a little optimistic!

    How about this? Just be optimistic that the Reds won't finish in the bottom 3 for once in the central.

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    I think he is trying the old double-double-reverse psychology - or is he!?!

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    What if the Reds go 6-0 or 7-0 on a West coast trip?
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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Fullboat View Post
    What if the Reds go 6-0 or 7-0 on a West coast trip?
    Surely this would prompt MLB management to immediately cancel the Reds next few games and schedule an even more West-er coast trip, located on top of active volcano in the middle of the Pacific ocean.

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    I am flat out rooting against them! That has to WORK!!!!!!!

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    I'm not getting excited about Jay Bruce all year long.... or Homer Bailey. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Aroldis Chapman toeing the rubber for the first time as a Red means nothing to me. As far as the first time his explosive fastball lights up triple digits on the radar gun - YAWN!

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Aroldis Chapman toeing the rubber for the first time as a Red means nothing to me. As far as the first time his explosive fastball lights up triple digits on the radar gun - YAWN!
    Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something?

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    What if the Reds go undefeated? Then will you get excited?

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Quote Originally Posted by jredmo2 View Post
    Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something?
    I want to say he is the inventor of Chapstick, but that is just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jredmo2 View Post
    Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something?
    Didn't he play for UK Basketball at one time?

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Worst thing that could happen this year would be for Dusty to get an extension.

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Myself, I always live in fear of an infield popup where everyone runs into one another and suffers serious injuries, because noone called for the ball.

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    Re: I refuse to get excited about the Reds this year

    Not getting excited about the Reds in the springtime?

    Must be a Cub fan! ???????

    Just joking


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