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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    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.
    All one need do is look at the 1999 season. One win anywhere else in the season and we would have made the playoffs. One win and that weekend in Milwaukee would not have mattered. Every win is important.
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    Fun fact of the day. The reds won world series titles in 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 and 1990.

    In all 5 of those seasons...they started out 3-0. One of those things that makes you go "hmmmmm".
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    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.
    What I mean is that it really isn't any more meaningful than any other game.

    Baseaball is not really a momentum sport. Large loses are often followed by large wins, and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I will be there at, at every game.
    Get to the games early... the Cards have great promotions on Sat and Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Get to the games early... the Cards have great promotions on Sat and Sun.
    I hearrthey are giving away middle infielders.

    Ftrst fan gets to take home Theriot, and the second gets Schumaker.

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    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.
    I do disagree with this, it gives us a three game head start over our, at least what many think, main competitor. That is pretty great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    What I mean is that it really isn't any more meaningful than any other game.

    Baseaball is not really a momentum sport. Large loses are often followed by large wins, and vice versa.
    True -- but you get to 90 / 95 however you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    I hearrthey are giving away middle infielders.

    Ftrst fan gets to take home Theriot, and the second gets Schumaker.
    lol would you want them? lol i did say great promotions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    What I mean is that it really isn't any more meaningful than any other game.

    Baseaball is not really a momentum sport. Large loses are often followed by large wins, and vice versa.
    Yeah, I knew what you meant. There was no REAL psychological edge. Just another win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    lol would you want them? lol i did say great promotions.
    We could use them as lawn ornaments. Like yard gnomes. :O)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    I do disagree with this, it gives us a three game head start over our, at least what many think, main competitor. That is pretty great.
    Sure going up 3 games over the Brewers is grat, but since gong wire to wire is so rare, you can assume at some stage of the seasion someone will catch us.

    Every game at this stage is just as important as any other. Really no more or no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Get to the games early... the Cards have great promotions on Sat and Sun.
    Thanks. Musial Bobblehead. Awesome!

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    Thanks. Musial Bobblehead. Awesome!

    Just to make you jealous, sitting in Jack Buck's old seats Sunday.
    Yeah, this is the first Stan Musial bobblehead ever given out at a game. The bobbleheads given at the games are good quality. On Saturday is the Red Shoendienst replica statue, those are nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Sure going up 3 games over the Brewers is grat, but since gong wire to wire is so rare, you can assume at some stage of the seasion someone will catch us.

    Every game at this stage is just as important as any other. Really no more or no less.
    Exactly, it's great to get off to a good start, but the baseball season is long. So much can happen throughout the season. I tip my hat to the Reds for getting off to a good start though.

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    Re: Setting the Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    What I mean is that it really isn't any more meaningful than any other game.

    Baseaball is not really a momentum sport. Large loses are often followed by large wins, and vice versa.
    It actually is more meaningful than some other games because its against a team we are directly competing against. A win for us is a guaranteed loss for them. A win against the Braves doesn't mean the same for us winning our division. To top it off, this was a win against a team that is supposed to be key competition against us. And then of course is the fact that todays win was a two game swing over them. If we lost, we only have 1 game up on them, but because we won, we are 3 games up on them.


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