"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
Agree. And I've got a bad feeling about it now. Arredondo currently getting killed.
Choke city is upon us.
Missed their chance last night with the cold bats.
Walt better be on the phone upgrading the offensive lineup this off season. 3 great pitching starts, 1 of them wasted.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
When the Reds are doing fine, they are clear, rational posters.
As soon as the Reds get into even a bit of trouble (starting last night), they freeze up and start posting utter garbage.
That's the defintion of choking.
All I want is an NLCS appearance. They could get swept in 4 games. Just show some ***damn improvement in the last 2 years with all of our freaking talent.
"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."
I must be crazy, but I thought the Reds were still playing tomorrow with a chance to win the series and arguably their most talented pitcher on the mound at home. But it seems to me in reading Redszone, they've already lost the series since everyone is talking about how Dusty and the Reds have choked.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Okay I'm jumping now.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldnít do it." - Brad Kullman
From earlier in the thread, by me...
Perhaps our definitions are different then. Anytime you win 2 games on the road and then lose 3 games at home to lose the series, that's a choke to me.
I'm praying it doesn't happen though and that the Reds pull this out.
People were rightly concerned last night, especially with the possibility of Leake pitching. Turns out those people were right. The momentum seemingly shifted last night and now the Reds are going to be in the same spot as the Giants tomorrow. Doesn't mean that the Reds will lose and it certainly doesn't mean those people won't be rooting for the Reds either.
My confidence in reaching the NCLS was sky high until I work up and saw Leake was the starting pitcher today and it fell through the floor (not a Leake fan). Trying to stay positive and still loving Latos going tomorrow, but I hate having to beat Matt Cain twice in a row.
I've already stated I hope that doesn't happen. Sounds like to me that you read too much into my post(s) without putting into context.