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    It's showtime! RedEye's Avatar
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    This could still be the year

    Dear everyone,

    One game stands in our way here. I know Cueto is down for the count, Latos is recovering from sickness and the team is demoralized after coming so close to winning two last night. But if they make it... oh man... they'll be facing the Cards or the Nats, neither of which is an invincible team by any means. I have to believe this is going to happen still!
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Any kind of offense shows up and they could go all the way. Even with Cueto out, they still have two aces to anchor the rotation if Bailey stays true to recent form. Remember '90? They used only 3 starters in the NLCS and the World Series. You get good work out of Latos, Bailey, and Arroyo and with the days off thrown in I think they can do it. Of course the bats have to show up, but I think they have the pitching to do it. If by some small miracle Cueto makes it back by the World Series and the Reds manage 4 wins in the NLCS with what they have, look out.
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    Re: This could still be the year

    The Reds clear this hurdle, take this punch and survive, and they'll be riding high with confidence.

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    Re: This could still be the year

    I was looking at Votto's postseason career stats, he's not this guy:

    .211/.304/.211/.515

    Come today or tomorrow, I believe someone will be having night sweats about Votto's 4-5 performance...

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    Re: This could still be the year

    The team still believes! Many of you know me from this board and, at times, some might say my middle is Pollyanna. But I've faced some dread of this game and even considered not going, just selling my tickets. My wife, in only the way a loving wife can do, told me that was stupid, "they'll win or lose whether you're there or not."

    My son sent me this link this morning, from C. Trent Rosecrans. He pretty much nails it and he reminds us that this team still believes in themselves.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/2...ng-out-on-reds
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Nice, Kitty! :O)
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Now I want a cinnamon roll.

    edit: and a win.
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    Re: This could still be the year

    This is a city that has been taught hubris time and again.
    Not sure I agree with that choice of words. How do you teach hubris?
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Nice, Kitty! :O)
    The cinnamon rolls each have a baseball styled "pick" which you really can't see in the photo...

    Oh... and they're homemade!
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Not sure I agree with that choice of words. How do you teach hubris?
    Hubris ( /ˈhjuːbrɪs/), also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις, means extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.

    The adjectival form of hubris is "hubristic".

    In ancient Greek, hubris referred to actions that shamed and humiliated the victim for the pleasure or gratification of the abuser.[1] The term had a strong sexual connotation, and the shame reflected on the perpetrator as well.
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    Re: This could still be the year

    Think about this: the Reds are technically in the exact same position they were in going into Tuesday's game. We were feeling pretty good on Tuesday.

    On a personal note, I have to watch the Steelers game tonight, so I really need the Reds on many levels. It's not going to be a pretty day if they lose.
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