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    Setting the Tone

    Today we have a chance to go out and set the tone for the rest of the year. By winning today we signal to the Brewers, Cards, and the rest of the division that we are the team to beat.

    Dusty needs to realize that this game is as big as any this year as it is the type of game that sets the tone for the rest of the year and declares we are the BIG DOG in the division and you are the also runs. He needs to play Rolen today and not rest anybody else.


    Redsfans bring your Beer and Brooms down to GABP today and sweep the Brewers out of town.

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Excellent...the first must-win game of the year.
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    I was thinking about the same thing. I'm greedy this year. I want to stomp them and start resting guys late in the year. Every game matters. I want to be talking about keeping fans interested and still selling out the place with a 10 game lead in July.

    Couldn't have said it better. Set the tone.
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    Re: Setting the Tone

    I was hoping this was about the Rolen quote discussing the Brewers in this article about last night's game.

    "They have a good team," Rolen said. "You can see that on paper, but I've always been a big believer in getting a few games under your belt and then seeing how well you handle things."
    I love that approach to discussing a highly-touted division rival. Say things that are complimentary, but not too complimentary. Don't give them any bulletin board material.

    This would be a great tone to set in the clubhouse, too. There's no need to call division rivals "whiny" and worse. Just tip your cap to 'em in the press and win on the field.

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    A win today means 'we' start with a three game handicap, while a loss provides a one game head start.

    Either way is nice, but still a win would be Awesome
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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    A win today means 'we' start with a three game handicap, while a loss provides a one game head start.

    Either way is nice, but still a win would be Awesome
    We actually started with a 0 game lead but due to a 3 game beat down the Reds have earned a 3 game lead over the Brew Crew.

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    On 700 WLW this morning, I heard that every time the Reds won a World Series they started the season at least 3-0. So, if you believe in these kind of stats, a win today is everything.
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    Tone set.

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Make no mistake about it, the tone can't be set until April 22-24. You want to set a tone, set it then.
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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    We actually started with a 0 game lead but due to a 3 game beat down the Reds have earned a 3 game lead over the Brew Crew.
    my point remains
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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Make no mistake about it, the tone can't be set until April 22-24. You want to set a tone, set it then.
    Silly how much I'm looking forward to that series.

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Journal Sentinel in Milw does a game blog for each game, with reader comments. It's good reading if you are a Reds fan:

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports...age=1#comments

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.

    This game was pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.

    This game was pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
    Psychologically, I agree. But a win is a win....and in the grand scheme of things, far from meaningless...in fact it's ALL of the meaning. But I know what you mean.
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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Make no mistake about it, the tone can't be set until April 22-24. You want to set a tone, set it then.
    I will be there at, at every game.
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