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    Joey Votto not being on the All-Star team is like the No. 1 team in the nation playing in the NIT.

    I hope when Arthur Rhodes gets to the All-Star game he's not intimidated by the veterans.

    It's time for my yearly proposal for the On-Base Percentage Derby.

    Votto just needs to work on his Stardom skillset.

    I hope the All-Star game goes 20 innings and Omar Infante has to play nine positions.

    But I guess if set-up men can be All-Stars then utility men can too. Next: Loogies.

    At what point will "we might actually have a shot at the playoffs if everything keeps going right" turn into outrage that it didn't?

    I think we should promise not to complain about Dusty's lineup if he gets to make one for the All-Star game next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Joey Votto not being on the All-Star team is like the No. 1 team in the nation playing in the NIT.

    I hope when Arthur Rhodes gets to the All-Star game he's not intimidated by the veterans.

    It's time for my yearly proposal for the On-Base Percentage Derby.

    Votto just needs to work on his Stardom skillset.

    I hope the All-Star game goes 20 innings and Omar Infante has to play nine positions.

    But I guess if set-up men can be All-Stars then utility men can too. Next: Loogies.

    At what point will "we might actually have a shot at the playoffs if everything keeps going right" turn into outrage that it didn't?

    I think we should promise not to complain about Dusty's lineup if he gets to make one for the All-Star game next year.
    Good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post

    I think we should promise not to complain about Dusty's lineup if he gets to make one for the All-Star game next year.
    I promise!!!

    Actually that has given me a random thought.

    If the Reds make it to the WS then decide not to bring Dusty back who makes out the roster the next year?I'd imagine that it'd be whoever the Reds hired but I don't think I've ever herd of this happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    I promise!!!

    Actually that has given me a random thought.

    If the Reds make it to the WS then decide not to bring Dusty back who makes out the roster the next year?I'd imagine that it'd be whoever the Reds hired but I don't think I've ever herd of this happening.
    I think it has before. I can't remember who though. It may have been Dusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    I think it has before. I can't remember who though. It may have been Dusty.
    Billy Martin won a World Championship with the Yankees in 1978 and then was fired before he could manage the AL team in the 1979 All Star Game. His replacement, Bob Lemon, managed the game.


    Martin was fired the year before in 1978 coming off the 1977 championship, as well, if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    I think it has before. I can't remember who though. It may have been Dusty.
    Yep, Dusty managed the 2002 Giants to the World Series and then went to Chicago in 2003 and managed the ASG, so it did happen.

    If the Reds made the WS this year and then Dusty didn't manage an NL team in 2011, I imagine the current Reds manager would take the ASG.
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    I forgot about Dusty. It's pretty sad when you can remember 1979 better than you can remember 2003.

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    Solid gold, as usual. Good work BCubb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I think we should promise not to complain about Dusty's lineup if he gets to make one for the All-Star game next year.
    It's funny how lineup order seems so much less important when you fill it with capable hitters.

    Good stuff as always BCubb.
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    Solid gold, as usual. Good work BCubb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    It's funny how lineup order seems so much less important when you fill it with capable hitters.

    Good stuff as always BCubb.
    Agreed, though to point out -- the offense was struggling before Dusty moved the lineup around. Since he moved down Stubbs, moved up Phillips and batted Cabrera leadoff (until subsequently switching the two), the offense has really taken off. While it can be debated whether that's correlation or causation, the lineup order of Dusty has made an impact.
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    Good stuff, BCubb

    I must say, the 2010 Reds offense has shocked the heck out of me. I thought this club would struggle all year for runs.

    Oh well, one of many bad predictions I've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Billy Martin won a World Championship with the Yankees in 1978 and then was fired before he could manage the AL team in the 1979 All Star Game. His replacement, Bob Lemon, managed the game.


    Martin was fired the year before in 1978 coming off the 1977 championship, as well, if I recall correctly.
    And Bob Lemon, who managed the Yankees in the 1981 World Series after replacing the fired Gene Michael on September 6, 1981, was himself fired on April 26, 1982 and replaced by Gene Michael again. American League President Lee MacPhail decided to name the manager of the Oakland A's (who had lost to the Yankees in the 1981 ALCS) as the manager of the 1982 AL All-Star Team. That man? Billy Martin.

    Michael was fired again on August 4, 1982 and replaced by Clyde King. And during the offseason, the Yankees hired none other than Billy Martin to be the manager for the 1983 season.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Good stuff, BCubb

    I must say, the 2010 Reds offense has shocked the heck out of me. I thought this club would struggle all year for runs.

    Oh well, one of many bad predictions I've made.
    I was and am right there with you Roy.

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