"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
This helps the Reds.
Hall of Famer.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Disgusted me as a fan of a rival, but as much as I dislike(d) him, dude knew how to get a whole lot outta his players.
HOF'er, but doesn't mean I have to like him
If I were in his shoes I would retire, too. It will be impossible to top the run his team made the past several months. The man is the definition of a Hall of Fame manager. I won't miss him but I will always appreciate what he accomplished.
I wonder how this effects Pujols.
And most Cardinal fans I know are celebrating this, almost as much as they are celebrating their Championship.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Wonder what, if anything, this will mean for Pujols?
"Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill
Familiarity breeds contempt, I'm sure. Cards fans will be emptying the seats soon enough, once the winning slows down. Look at August, their crowds were dwindling even then. "Best fans in baseball."
2015 Rotation: Under Construction
Looking forward to the shorter games (timewise) against the Cards.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Benzinger backing and calling! And the 1990 world championship series belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!
Duncan is almost certain to leave then too, right? Now with La Russa gone and his wife still dealing with her health issues.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."