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    Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Thanks to Bob Castellini for making baseball matter in October again. As bad as it hurts to drop 3 at home and check out of the postseason, it's been a lot of fun being a Reds fan this season. Brighter days are ahead, folks. Opening Day 2013 is right around the corner!

    WOOOOO!
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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    I agree.
    Cast did everything in his power to help the team win. He was very generous.
    This is still the best season since 1995. Thanks BobC .
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Agreed.
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Add me to the list.

    Fantastic season, made possible by a strong organization from top to bottom, starting with the owner.

    A couple of unfortunate injuries to the team's #1 player and #1 starter may have cost the team the chance at more glory, but I'm going to remember this season for a long time.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Yes indeed. Despite the agonozing what ifs for months, the franchise is in great hands and one to be proud of once again. I always thought 2013-2015 was the real window.

    Time for Walt to make some tweaks in the offseason to take it to the next level. The bench was unacceptable this season and time to make some calls on the roster management (Stubbs/Heisey, Arredondo, etc.).

    Really, if the Giants lost Matt Cain after 8 pitches and Buster Posey was reduced to nothing more than a singles hitter then things would have been different. Just a shame the Reds lost with limited to no contributions from our two best WAR players on the roster.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Agreed. Ownership has vaulted the team to the next level.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Nice post...as bitterly disappointing as today's loss and the series loss are, I feel good about the future of this organization.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Thanks Reds owners and management!

    I hated losing this series, but it was nice to still be playing baseball on October 11th.

    Next year, we will have Cueto back, and Joey will be back at full strength. Watch out MLB in 2013!
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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Thank you indeed. Mr. Castellini has delivered on the promise he made in his first press conference as owner. Championship baseball has indeed returned to Cincinnati and I fully expect to win bigger and better trophies in the future.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Thus his team was punished

    Long live punishment
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    The base you want to acquire is home.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Yes, this team is built to continually contend for years to come.

    Revamping of the farm system, good drafts, and international signings has amounted to Votto, Cozart, Frazier, Bruce, Stubbs, Heisey, Hanigan, Mez, Cueto, Bailey, Leake, Chapman, Ondrusek............and crafty trades that got us BP, Arroyo, Latos, Rolen, etc.

    Clearly they are in it to win it the right way. It will happen. The Big Red Machine started trying in the early 70's and finally won 2 in the mid-70's.

    It will happen.
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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    Thanks to Bob Castellini for making baseball matter in October again. As bad as it hurts to drop 3 at home and check out of the postseason, it's been a lot of fun being a Reds fan this season. Brighter days are ahead, folks. Opening Day 2013 is right around the corner!

    WOOOOO!
    That's the kind of post that people should be posting, and I commend you for it.


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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    On the upside, one of the strengths of this team is that our owner will find this absolutely unacceptable. There will be reinforcements this winter.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    On the upside, one of the strengths of this team is that our owner will find this absolutely unacceptable. There will be reinforcements this winter.
    I think that is a very good point. Castellini has a competitive nature about his ball club that may be a difference maker. He deserves a lot of credit for reigniting the spirit of baseball in Cincinnati.
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    Re: Thanks, Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    On the upside, one of the strengths of this team is that our owner will find this absolutely unacceptable. There will be reinforcements this winter.
    I hope this is ownership's response, because I do not consider this championship baseball. Championship baseball is winning a world series, Everything else is losing.


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