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    When do we start believing in this team?

    Simple question. When do we start believing this team is as good as they're playing now?
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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    They aren't. No one is or ever will be.

    We just need to be prepared for the inevitable downturn and understand it is all part of the game.

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    At this point, I believe they are good enough to at least advance to the NLCS. I think I'll be disappointed if they don't, actually. Is that what you mean?
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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    They aren't. No one is or ever will be.

    We just need to be prepared for the inevitable downturn and understand it is all part of the game.
    I'm inclined to believe that it's on some middle ground out there somewhere. There is no doubt this team is good. The pundits can carry on all they want about how the Reds were beating up on all the sub-par teams, but to go on a tear like they did, no matter the quality of their opponents takes a good team.

    Plus, with all the hype about the N.L. East, the Reds have fared very well against these teams, save the Nationals. They swept 4 from Atlanta and 3 from the Mets, then they fared well on their west coast trip against San Fran, L.A., and San Diego.

    Somewhere along the line, the ebbs and flows of the game will hit, but come October I believe we'll see the Reds as one of the National League teams playing post season baseball.

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    I believed they could compete before the year started.

    I now strongly believe they can win the World Series.

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Mid-October.
    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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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    They aren't. No one is or ever will be.
    No one is or ever will be what? A team that plays about 60% baseball.

    That make zero sense.

    The Reds are a very good team.

    Nuff said.

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    When they win the World Series.
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    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: When do we start believing in this team?

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    I've believed in them this whole season (even when things were driving me nuts ) but this winning string of games has been WAY COOL and so much fun.
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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Don't stop believing. Hold on to that feeling.
    "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: When do we start believing in this team?

    They've made believers out of me. Of course, we will see the down times, because that's the way a baseball season goes, but these guys are amazing.
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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Don't stop believing. Hold on to that feeling.
    All right now I'll have that song in my head for the next week.

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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    All right now I'll have that song in my head for the next week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VcjzHMhBtf0
    Forever synonymous with the let-down of the Sopranos finale for me, sadly.
    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.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: When do we start believing in this team?

    I'll be convinced they can make a run when the top of the order stops sucking. Cozart playing as well as he did in his first real "big game" tonight helped a lot.
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