Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,576

    One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    The negative:

    15 times there was a runner on first and less than two outs giving our pitchers and defenders 15 plate appearances to induce a Groundball-Double-Play. We failed on all 15 opportunities. You can't pitch and play defense like that. I don't know if it was bad pitch-calling by whoever was in charge of that, or what, but if I had to put the blame on something, I'd have to put it on the pre-game preparation by the Coaches/Catchers/Pitchers when they discuss how they're going to approach each opposing hitter.


    The positive:

    The Offensive production shown by Stubbs, Rolen, Votto, Phillips, Francisco and Nix. If we can get that type of production from 6 different players every game, we're going to win the Division.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,006

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    The Negative:

    Dusty Baker is our manager


    The Positive:

    We're one game closer to Dusty Baker not being our manager.

  4. #3
    Member mroby85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,282

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
    The Negative:

    Dusty Baker is our manager


    The Positive:

    We're one game closer to Dusty Baker not being our manager.
    lol

    The Positive: Joey Votto is a stud.

    The Negative: Harang is washed up.

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    End of the bench
    Posts
    753

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
    The Negative:

    Dusty Baker is our manager


    The Positive:

    We're one game closer to Dusty Baker not being our manager.
    Well, we're always one game away from something.
    "Hyperbole is the greatest thing ever" Redsland

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,079

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
    The Negative:

    Dusty Baker is our manager


    The Positive:

    We're one game closer to Dusty Baker not being our manager.
    This is something Cubs fans love to do. Blame everyone else but the players on the field for not performing. Please refrain from putting us in a category with Cubs fans.

    The Negative: We do not have our best roster in the MLB. Fundamentals killed us. And Harang looked just ok, we need Harang to look good.

    The Positive: Rolen showing some power. The rookies (Stubbs, Fransisco, Ondrusek) looked great. Hopefully that is the last time Lincoln pitches before Ondrusek now.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach
    Posts
    301

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    The negative: Some people still think Dusty is an ok manager.

    The positive: He's not. Ok that's not a positive.
    True positive: Dreaming of the day he's not the Reds manager.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Hamersville
    Posts
    588

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by CWRed View Post
    The negative: Some people still think Dusty is an ok manager.

    The positive: He's not. Ok that's not a positive.
    True positive: Dreaming of the day he's not the Reds manager.
    The Negative: The Reds lost
    The Positive: I was in Sanibel Island, Florida

    See you all in 1 more week!
    Last edited by Ohioballplayer; 04-06-2010 at 10:59 PM. Reason: forgot to type response!
    Bowled 9 300 games, semi-retired!

    Nothing like bowling a 300 game

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast KY
    Posts
    873

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    The negative: Half the crowd left after the 6th inning when we were still in the game. Makes me sick. Some people who want to go to this game can't afford tickets.

    The positive: It was an entertaining game compared to what I figured it would be. Usually a Carpenter game is watching reds players get 1 hit.

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,079

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by CWRed View Post
    The negative: Some people still think Dusty is an ok manager.

    The positive: He's not. Ok that's not a positive.
    True positive: Dreaming of the day he's not the Reds manager.
    Ever since the days of McKeon we have blamed every manager for being a terrible manager, making horrible moves, not being able to handle a pitching staff, etc. Ever since McKeon we haven't had quality talent. This is the most talent we have had in 10 years. If you think we lost because of Dusty you are dreaming.

    How about...

    The Negative: We have minor league talent on our major league roster.

    The Positive: We have major league talent in AAA.

  11. #10
    Member mroby85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,282

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    I've always stuck up for Dusty, and I don't hate him, but I think he makes a lot of questionable decisions. He basically packed it in in the 6th inning when the fans did by bringing Mike Lincoln into a 2 run game. Mike Lincoln shouldn't even be on the roster, and if he is he shouldn't be pitching in 2 run games. He should only come in when the game is completely out of hand.

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,079

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    I figure we never get rid of Lincoln if he doesn't pitch. I just pray Lincoln is on some sort of really short leash.

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,006

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    This is something Cubs fans love to do. Blame everyone else but the players on the field for not performing. Please refrain from putting us in a category with Cubs fans.
    Why don't you go root for the team you liked before Griffey signed w/ the Reds.
    Last edited by Jack Burton; 04-07-2010 at 02:04 PM.

  14. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,249

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    ^ I thought he made a good point overall, better then anything I have ever seen you bring here.
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  15. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,006

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by bounty37h View Post
    ^ I thought he made a good point overall, better then anything I have ever seen you bring here.
    Cool

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,079

    Re: One negative and one positive from Game 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
    Why don't you go root for the team you liked before Griffey signed w/ the Reds.
    I am, that would be the Cincinnati Reds. Been a fan ever since I met Chris Sabo during Spring Training with my Grandfather when I was barely old enough to remember.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25