No lineups yet but I believe the Reds are undefeated when I start a game thread so I figured I'd throw caution to the wind and get this started.
I'm superstitious about this stuff. Good luck Chip.
(Yes, I'm a nerd. We've established that).
I have a good feeling about tonight. And here's why:
I was watching the Yanks and Twins and fell asleep on the couch last night. I got into a deep enough sleep to have a dream. In the dream it was game two of Reds and Phils and my favorite player Orlando Cabrera had just hit his second HR of the game, a grand slam no less. Just before I woke up I saw his grand slam made the score 17-7 Reds in the top of the 8th inning. Cabrera's first HR was apparently a 3-Run shot. So if he drives in 7 runs tonight, I will never bring up Paul Janish again.
When I woke up I realized that I had my dream during the same time that Orlando Hudson had hit his HR for the Twins, so I think that may have influenced my dream.
I swear to God that's all true.
"I know a lot about the law and various other lawyerings."
Situational Hitting is Stupid
A little nostalgia.
We need some hits, so I changed my avatar to Pete for tonight's game.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
Why must Bruce bat below Gomes/ Nix? At least we have a playoff lineup though.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
Bruce behind Nix = epic fail
Don't want anybody clogging the bases I guess.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
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