Votto for MVP
Brandon hacks at the first pitch, game over.
Lead down to 6 games. You simply cannot continually count on other teams to do your dirty work for you. This 6-game lead is far from safe.
Just got home. Well...it was enjoyable thru 2.5. *sigh* At least all the fans around us were good natured and while the sun was beating down on us pretty hard, a beautiful day to be at the ol' ballpark.
We'll be there again tomorrow. I like our chances a lot more w/o Harang pitching (ever again for the Reds).
Was this a game anyone really thought we had a chance in? So, Jimenez was mortal today, but we had a twilighting Harang on the mound. The final score was the only thing ever in doubt. Move on, try to get out of here with a win and get on the plane. That's 5-5 in this 10 game stretch and is really all we need at this stage.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
"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
Mark was a big man, and he needed to be in order to fit a heart as big as he had. He put people first.
I knew Mark for nearly 30 years, and will miss him very much. He loved the Reds, the Xavier Muskies and the LaSalle Lancers, not necessarily in that order!!
I loved being able to hear Mark laugh on air of the TV games, especially when Chris Welsh was giving Thom (who is a dear friend of Mark's) a hard time about something or other. That goodhearted guffawing you could just barely hear in the background was Mark Wagner.
RIP, Daddy Wags.