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    REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    LaRussa is flip-flopping Holiday and Pujols tonight.

    After we intentionally walked Pujols yesterday and then Holiday hit into the DP, perhaps LaRussa had seen enough.

    I don't think this move happens if the Cardinals had won yesterday and had a 1-1/2 game lead instead of being behind 1/2 a game.

    Last time he didn't bat third?

    May 30th, 2003.
    Last edited by Kingspoint; 05-17-2010 at 06:47 PM.

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    LaRussa = Wile E. Coyote.

    He makes these moves just to be doing something. The whole deal with batting the pitcher 8th, for example. Makes sense when you have a player with a decent OBP hitting 9th. When you have Brendan Ryan...not too smart. And the pitching changes...random selection would be better.

    LaRussa gets credit for being smart because he has a law degree and managed some really talented teams. As much as I am lukewarm to some of Dusty's in-game 'stratergizing', I'll taker him over LaRussa anytime.

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    Larussa is way too much of a micromanager to me.

    Not saying he's a bad manager. But he's had the luxury of some great players/great teams in his career. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between how great the roster is, and what in the heck the manager had to do outside of making out the same lineup card every day.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Larussa is way too much of a micromanager to me.

    Not saying he's a bad manager. But he's had the luxury of some great players/great teams in his career. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between how great the roster is, and what in the heck the manager had to do outside of making out the same lineup card every day.
    LaRussa a micro-manager? How about a megamicro-manager! Didn't Dusty choose twice in the series to walk Pujols to take their chances with Holliday, or was I fantacizing/dreaming?

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    but he's "cebrebral" and "a great baseball man."

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    It's really not that hard to get in the heads of the Cardinals. Years ago when Ohio State beat Miami and the Hurricanes cried about the "bad pass interference call", they earned themselves the name of Cryami.

    The Cardinals are the Cryami of major league baseball.

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    Re: REDS have gotten in the heads of the Cardinals....

    I hope the Cardinals players and managers whine all season. Melodrama is not a good thing..........and whining is all about excuses.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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