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    Congrats to Big Mike

    Just a quick congratulations to Mike Costanzo for his first big league hit. Costanza is the type of minor league grinder that you like to root for. It was great to see him get a game winner rbi against the Yanks, as well as getting his first big league hit in the same game. I hope he goes on to capably fill his role as a bench player and enjoys a career that lasts longer than just a cup of coffee. I like rooting for the 'grinders' like Big Mike, the filler guys who rarely get noticed but are actually much more true to our own lives than the superstars. Didn't want to let his big day go by unnoticed here on RZ.
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    I like him too. Congrats to Costanzo.
    "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."

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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Congratulations, indeed. The son of one of my co-workers was a minor league lifer who got a nice little run with the Reds and went 3-0 as a starting pitcher. Couldn't have happened to a harder worker and I feel the same way about Mike.

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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    You know, he really grows on you... At first I hated the guy, now I find myself humming "Coooo ..... Stanzo."
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    You know, he really grows on you... At first I hated the guy, now I find myself humming "Coooo ..... Stanzo."
    Why did you not like him at first?
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    Why did you not like him at first?
    Seinfeld quote. George talking about how he grows on people... Like a fungus.

    Fortuna smiled upon us indeed when she sent us this Costanzo character.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    1 for 13 with 8 K's.

    Me fears Mike not be in majors too much longer.
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Yeah, he hasn't done much with his chance.

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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    I didn't think Mike should have been called up to AAA, so you know how I feel about him on the big league bench.

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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Cantstandza
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Maybe if Mike could be the "master of his domain", it would make him a better hitter.
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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    I like guys like Mike but baseball is cut throat. You have to do the job even if its a few PH at bats thrown your way and he hasn't done it. It's time for him to go. Someday he'll tell his kids he helped the championship Reds of '12 win a game against the Yankees. He has that. It's more than some guys get.

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    Re: Congrats to Big Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    I like guys like Mike but baseball is cut throat. You have to do the job even if its a few PH at bats thrown your way and he hasn't done it. It's time for him to go. Someday he'll tell his kids he helped the championship Reds of '12 win a game against the Yankees. He has that. It's more than some guys get.
    Serious understatement. It's a ton more than MOST guys get.

    This is exactly the reason I'd love to see a minor league lifer like Dorn get a cup of coffee. A couple of years ago, he looked like a perfect platoon partner for us. Alas, now that we really DO need someone, he's having his worst season. Unfortunate.
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