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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Realistic assessment of the baseball team depends on screening out everything except what matters, and that is who won the games. The Pirates beat us 3 out of 3. If we're going to get better, it has to start by acknowledging that.
    So you would assess an 0-1 team by saying they are infinitely bad?

    No, its just that some on here believe this season has already gone down in flames. Take away the 3 game meltdown in Pitt, and the Reds have treaded water so far. I'm not pleased with the season thus far, but have the perpsective as noted above...if not for the Pitt debacle, most of us on here would be cautiously accepting of the season to this point. When the question in many minds is "exactly how bad are the Reds" you've got to take a different look than just the W-L record in dealing with less than 20 games. Over 162 games, the W-L record speaks for itself...after 20...no so much.

    Again, not pleased with the season...but just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    After his first three games with St. Louis in 2007, Kip Wells had a 2.25 ERA and a 8.1 K/9 rate.

    Just saying.
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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Bump to give some kudos to doug

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Especially if you have full run of house in the Penthouse suite, the ledge is the last place you want to be.

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    Especially if you have full run of house in the Penthouse suite, the ledge is the last place you want to be.
    What if your ledge overlooks the playoff train?

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    *HUMS the song Jumper

    "Wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend. Cut ties with all the lies that you've been living in."
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    *HUMS the song Jumper

    "Wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend. Cut ties with all the lies that you've been living in."
    If you didn't do this ^ when you read this thread title, you should be ashamed of yourself.

    BTW, Doug, how dare you be rational?!?!

    HOW CAN WE BE CALM IN A TIME LIKE THIS??? WE'RE LOSING IN APRIL!!!
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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    This division is winnable by only one team, and that team ain't the Reds.
    How funny does this sound 4 months later?

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    How funny does this sound 4 months later?
    If The Reds do make the playoffs this year, that particular poster could have an entire book of his own quotes from this season thrown back at him. But that's all I'll comment about that matter since a little birdie tells me that person can't come to their own defense any more.
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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    How funny does this sound 4 months later?
    In his defense, he was only off by 1.
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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Yep, I think we've lulled the rest of the league into a false sense of security.

    That's the plan. Obviously. And I think it's working.
    Looks like RFS had it right all along.
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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    What good is it for someone to be terribly wrong if you can't remind them after the fact they were terribly wrong. I feel the system has cheated us.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Yeah. I'd say the Reds, if anything, have placed entirely too much faith in young arms with serious warts on their record. Acquiring Brad Penny-types should be nearly automatic for a struggling squad like the Reds; instead, we let the frontrunners grab him. I get "schooled" all the time about being "silly" and "unrealistic" about grabbing the brass ring with guys like Halladay, but what's the excuse for not getting an inexpensive fireballer with some injury warts like Penny?
    I'd say our "young arms" have gotten us pretty far.

    Penny is long gone, and those young arms have gotten us near best pitching since the all star break.

    Cueto, Volquez, Bailey, Leake, Wood, Masset, Ondrusek, Smith, Bray, form 75% of our pitching staff.

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Yes, heaven forbid the Reds respond to this.

    Predicted 77 wins.

    But, yeah, get on me for being on a ledge.
    Whhheeeeeeeee.

    Bad post, me, bad.

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    Re: Step back from the ledge Reds fans

    I am the smartest man alive!


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