"It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.
Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.
Retire with honor. He's had a very illustrious career, and something to be proud of. All Scott has to do is take a page, and look back, at a majority of aging ballplayers who tried to hang on when their bodies tell them otherwise. Should be an easy decision to make since he has nothing left to prove.
I do think he'd be a solid bench coach though, and mentor, to some of these younger players (especially Frazier).
But either way - you did good Scott Rolen.
Last edited by GAC; 10-15-2012 at 09:36 AM.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
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.
What he's saying is that because Frazier (the everyday 3B) can play all those positions, its kind of like Rolen being able to off the bench, because they can put Rolen at 3rd and move Frazier to the other positions. I do think he was talking about Scotty playing 1B, but I could be wrong.Curious, why on earth would he (or whoever is managing the Reds) do that? On his worst days, he's better than 90% of the 3Bs out there defensively. If he were to resign, I'm willing to say he'd play 3B when he plays.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
If Rolen does make the hall of fame, what hat does he wear?
Reds Fan Since 1971
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
94 and winning the division and the NLCS but falling in the WS to Toronto in 6
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers
I'll always think of him more as a Philly since he started there and was really just a hired mercenary for the Cardinals.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Shame he can't just have a red hat on without a symbol- it would cover all the options but the Jays.
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.