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Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 04:31 PM
Choo 8
Cozart 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Paul 7
Hannahan 5
Miller 2
Bailey 1

:nono:

Raisor
05-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Reds are in trouble. My dad, Chip, and I will be at the game. Expect a blowout

RichRed
05-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Deep breath:

FORTHELOVEOFALLTHINGSHOLYGETCOZARTOUTOFTHETWOSLOT! !!!!

There, just wanted to get that off my chest.

CySeymour
05-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Choo 8
Cozart 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Paul 7
Hannahan 5
Miller 2
Bailey 1

:nono:

Please, someone try to explain to me why Dusty insists on playing Corky so much?

klw
05-07-2013, 04:49 PM
Deep breath:

FORTHELOVEOFALLTHINGSHOLYGETCOZARTOUTOFTHETWOSLOT! !!!!

There, just wanted to get that off my chest.

Would you like a VanderMeme for that?
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leutioX0PS1qf8yek.gif

or
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_left5jMLUR1qf8yek.gif

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Please, someone try to explain to me why Dusty insists on playing Corky so much?
You wouldn't want Mes to actually get comfortable as a starting catcher, dude.

CySeymour
05-07-2013, 04:58 PM
You wouldn't want Mes to actually get comfortable as a starting catcher, dude.

Yeah, how foolish of me lol

leeech86
05-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Go Cubs Go. Beat the Cards. Lets get a W, and gain some ground.

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
I argued otherwise in the past, but I'm beginning to think Baker had zero say in Mesoraco's inclusion on the roster. For whatever reason, he refuses to give him regular playing time.

CySeymour
05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
I argued otherwise in the past, but I'm beginning to think Baker had zero say in Mesoraco's inclusion on the roster. For whatever reason, he refuses to give him regular playing time.

I am starting to agree.

OesterPoster
05-07-2013, 05:35 PM
Come on guys. Everyone knows it was Mez's fault that Arroyo gave up 4 runs in 5 innings...and that Ondrusek served up those taters.

757690
05-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Mes has started 11 out of the 17 games since Hanigan was hurt. That's 65%. That's about what most starting catchers start in MLB.

Kc61
05-07-2013, 05:42 PM
I argued otherwise in the past, but I'm beginning to think Baker had zero say in Mesoraco's inclusion on the roster. For whatever reason, he refuses to give him regular playing time.

I think the "whatever reason" may be reflected by Mes' slugging percentage.

Of course, I don't know why Miller is on the roster, so either way I'm stumped.

Reds going with a lot of lefty hitters against the righty tonight, hope it works out, Paul, Hannahan, Votto, Choo, Bruce. Fine with me.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 05:43 PM
Please, someone try to explain to me why Dusty insists on playing Corky so much?

I'm going with Miller is easier to spell

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 05:50 PM
I think the "whatever reason" may be reflected by Mes' slugging percentage.

Of course, I don't know why Miller is on the roster, so either way I'm stumped.

Reds going with a lot of lefty hitters against the righty tonight, hope it works out, Paul, Hannahan, Votto, Choo, Bruce. Fine with me.

Compared to Miller or Hanigan? Mes' BB% and K% are fine and his LD% has improved since last year. I would say Mesoraco has been BABIP unlucky. His first few games he scorched a lot of balls directly at defenders. Those fall for hits and his rate stats look a whole lot better with such a small sample size.

CySeymour
05-07-2013, 06:16 PM
Mes has started 11 out of the 17 games since Hanigan was hurt. That's 65%. That's about what most starting catchers start in MLB.

If you're talking about a 40 game split, I could buy that. But since it's only been 17 games since Hanny has gone down, I can't see why Mes couldn't have started at least 14 of those.

NeilHamburger
05-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Reds aren't going to lose another game on this homestand. You heard it here first.

RedsBrick
05-07-2013, 06:47 PM
Please, someone try to explain to me why Dusty insists on playing Corky so much?

It is maddening! And it's because of his head scratching line-ups that I will not lose sleep the day there's another skipper at the helm.

I don't care if they win a WS this year because I'm of the thought that if they do, it will be in spite of him.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 07:26 PM
Please, someone try to explain to me why Dusty insists on playing Corky so much?

I'm not saying I agree with him being played so much, but the reason Dusty will give is "there's a day game tomorrow" so he can't use Mes for both.

reds1869
05-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Raining and the tarp is down. Could be a bit before first pitch.

DocRed
05-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Is it delayed?

reds1869
05-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Is it delayed?

Yes but no official start time yet.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:01 PM
Is it delayed?

it would seem so

Chip R
05-07-2013, 08:12 PM
They just said it will start at 7:45

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:45 PM
game time!

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:46 PM
dunker === I'll get the bottles out!

:drink:

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 08:49 PM
I argued otherwise in the past, but I'm beginning to think Baker had zero say in Mesoraco's inclusion on the roster. For whatever reason, he refuses to give him regular playing time.

I was going to post something similar.

I'm not a huge fan of Mez. But with Hanigan injured, Mez should have gotten his everyday chance.

Something isn't right with this situation.

Gainesville Red
05-07-2013, 08:51 PM
I've had about enough of Andrelton Simmons.

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 08:52 PM
I don't care if they win a WS this year because I'm of the thought that if they do, it will be in spite of him.

Weird that you're still watching.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:53 PM
Bailey trying to load them up

DocRed
05-07-2013, 08:53 PM
It's baffling to me why Corky Miller gets so much playing time over Mesoraco...

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 08:54 PM
This could be going better.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 08:54 PM
You can tell there is a delay...the game thread is in rare form tonite.

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 08:54 PM
This could be going better.

Krawhitham
05-07-2013, 08:54 PM
He needs a pitcher's best friend in the worst way

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 08:54 PM
It's baffling to me why Corky Miller gets so much playing time over Mesoraco...

Agreed, but Miller didn't just walk 2 straight batters.

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 08:55 PM
This could get ugly fast.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:55 PM
:deadhorse:


It's baffling to me why Corky Miller gets so much playing time over Mesoraco...

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 08:56 PM
there's one

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 08:57 PM
That pitch was a beaut.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 08:57 PM
1 more Homer

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:57 PM
He needs a pitcher's best friend in the worst way

K works

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 08:57 PM
mucho scary guy here

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 08:58 PM
1 more Homer

No homers, an out would be just fine

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Gas at 96

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Dang...buckle down homer

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Somebody please screen grab the face Homer just made. The human mouth should not contort that way.

klw
05-07-2013, 09:00 PM
ballgame? Oh me of little faith.


2-0 Braves

LexRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Great start. Ugh.

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
ballgame?

Don't you start!

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
Simply not competitive against good competition.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
ballgame? Oh me of little faith.


2-0 Braves

No..it's still the first inning.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 09:01 PM
come on rain?

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Gonna have to depend on offense tonight. Will there be any?

klw
05-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Don't you start!

Oh I started. (Sorry I have pinkeye on top of the cold I have had for 5 days, my mood is not good today.)
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbivmS2zi1qf8yek.gif

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Simply not competitive against good competition.
Just stop.

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Simply not competitive against good competition.

Yea, you said that.

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Just stop.

Can't get down multiple runs every time you play good teams. The pitching is just overrated right now.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
just turned on the game. what happened?!?! almost 40 pitches?!?!

klw
05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
3-0 now.

double
k
Walk
walk
K
single
single
K
41 pitches

RedsfaninMT
05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
40th pitch of the inning upcoming. Ugh!

foxfire123
05-07-2013, 09:04 PM
Just stop.

3 runs down, 2 still on in the 1st, Homer has already thrown 40+ pitches, and we're not supposed to be irritated and frustrated with these guys? :thumbdown:

Krawhitham
05-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Well he stuck out the side, it just took 8 batters, 3 runs & over 40 pitches

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Can't get down multiple runs every time you play good teams. The pitching is just overrated right now.

And, ignore buttoned.

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:05 PM
So much for the idea that Homer was going to become a big time pitcher this year. So inconsistent.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:06 PM
The pitching is just overrated right now.

What does that even mean?

It wasn't overrated yesterday, won't be overrated tomorrow, but is tonight?

757690
05-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Bailey having a hard time controling his breaking ball tonight. But his fastball looks great.

BCubb2003
05-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Well he stuck out the side, it just took 8 batters, 3 runs & over 40 pitches

Weirdest thing in baseball: Striking out "the side."

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 09:06 PM
just turned on the game. what happened?!?! almost 40 pitches?!?!

dunker for a double - some walks - some hits - some K's -- result -- down quickly and Bullpen looking at abuse tonight

:eek:

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:07 PM
JA Happ of TOR was just hit in the face with a line drive. He's been on the ground nearly 10 minutes. Looked like blood coming out of his ear. Pray for him.

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:08 PM
What does that even mean?

It wasn't overrated yesterday, won't be overrated tomorrow, but is tonight?

Wasn't overrated yesterday? Starter gave up 4 runs.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:08 PM
JA Happ of TOR was just hit in the face with a line drive. He's been on the ground nearly 10 minutes. Looked like blood coming out of his ear. Pray for him.

Hate to see stuff like this happen!!!

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 09:11 PM
JA Happ of TOR was just hit in the face with a line drive. He's been on the ground nearly 10 minutes. Looked like blood coming out of his ear. Pray for him.
Apparently he gave a faint wave as he was stretchered off the field, thank god.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:12 PM
Apparently he gave a faint wave as he was stretchered off the field, thank god.

Game is on MLB network

WildcatFan
05-07-2013, 09:12 PM
Can't believe pitchers still have zero protection from that kind of thing. Awful news.

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:12 PM
If Cozart is gonna get out every time he should at least make the pitcher throw a couple pitches. Make himself somewhat useful.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:13 PM
BABIP after 1 inning:

Braves 3-3 1.000 Reds 0-3 .000

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 09:14 PM
If Cozart is gonna get out every time he should at least make the pitcher throw a couple pitches. Make himself somewhat useful.

:deadhorse:

Yes -- we seem to have a bunch of them

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Can't believe pitchers still have zero protection from that kind of thing. Awful news.

These guys are like race car drivers...they know what they are getting into. Doesn't make it any easier to watch tho.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Wasn't overrated yesterday? Starter gave up 4 runs.

So, I was asking what you meant by your statement.

It was grammatically incomprehensible.

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:17 PM
So, I was asking what you meant by your statement.

It was grammatically incomprehensible.

Pretty easy to understand.

Krawhitham
05-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Wasn't overrated yesterday? Starter gave up 4 runs.

NL league average for starters is 4.01 ERA
The Reds Starters have a 3.31 ERA (3rd best in the NL)

So maybe you need to work on your definition of overrated

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:19 PM
Pretty easy to understand.

Indulge me. Please explain.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:19 PM
Strikeout-Strikeout-Can't find the strikezone to save his life.

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:20 PM
Hanigan with a hit (single), run scored, and a walk in 2 AB tonight in his rehab start. He IS catching.

By the way, B Hamilton is 0-3 with his average down to .184

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:20 PM
NL league average for starters is 4.01 ERA
The Reds Starters have a 3.31 ERA (3rd best in the NL)

So maybe you need to work on your definition of overrated

How are they pitching against solid competition? Honest question because I don't know.

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 09:21 PM
Some of these guys make a game thread and the ORG unreadable at times.

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:22 PM
We might be better off walking McCann every time he comes up. Even with the bases loaded and two outs.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:22 PM
How are they pitching against solid competition? Honest question because I don't know.

Perhaps that is something you need to check before you throw out statements you can't even explain.

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 09:23 PM
Some of these guys make a game thread and the ORG unreadable at times.
It's part of the reason why I was never fully on board with the ORG/Sun Deck merger...

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:23 PM
Perhaps that is something you need to check before you throw out statements you can't even explain.

What a jerk. Please ignore me like the other guy.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:23 PM
Some of these guys make a game thread and the ORG unreadable at times.

Hey bud...where in Korea is that. I was stationed at Camp Hovey for a couple years.

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:25 PM
It's part of the reason why I was never fully on board with the ORG/Sun Deck merger...

The sun deck isn't full of pompous people. Those game threads you could post frustrations without being jumped on. The merger has stopped those game threads.

757690
05-07-2013, 09:26 PM
It's part of the reason why I was never fully on board with the ORG/Sun Deck merger...

Games threads rally aren't any worse than they have ever been.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:26 PM
I missed it, who's the new announcer?

757690
05-07-2013, 09:26 PM
So now Francisco becomes a good fielder?

BluegrassRedleg
05-07-2013, 09:27 PM
Oh, man. I'm feeling for this kid. Hopefully Thom and Creeper can save him from a "Boom goes the dynamite!" moment.

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:28 PM
Bruce with a fly ball to left.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:28 PM
What a jerk. Please ignore me like the other guy.

I'll paraphrase for you:

"I have no idea what my previous statement meant".

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:29 PM
So now Francisco becomes a good fielder?

One play qualifies as a small sample size I'm guessing.

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:30 PM
It's part of the reason why I was never fully on board with the ORG/Sun Deck merger...

Speaking on behalf of all former Sun Deck posters, we're really sorry we've let you down. :thumbdown:

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:30 PM
Hey, some of us sundeckers try to contribute in a positive way.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:31 PM
BABIP after 2 innings:

Braves 3-3 1.000 Reds 0-6 .000

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:32 PM
Games threads rally aren't any worse than they have ever been.

Their quality tends to vary in proportion to how well the boys are playing. Threads were great this weekend, not so hot the last two nights.

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Reds out in the 2nd, 3-0 Braves

Cardinals up 1-0 on Cubs on Craig HR, 1-0 bot 2

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Some people are reactionary fans and some people are not. Reactionary fans were the reasons game threads were created. Prevents us from clogging up the message board.

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Cards up 1-0 on the Cubs.

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Fundamentals AND fun? WHAT A DEAL

BluegrassRedleg
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
These guys are like race car drivers...they know what they are getting into. Doesn't make it any easier to watch tho.

The most shocking thing to me is we don't see it happen even more frequently. Thank God.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Oh, man. I'm feeling for this kid. Hopefully Thom and Creeper can save him from a "Boom goes the dynamite!" moment.

He's giving more of a radio broadcast than one for tv. When him and Chris were going back and forth, the difference was amazing. It's crazy to think how much a broadcaster influences your experience watching the game. I know a lot of people aren't too high on thom, but personally, I think thom and chris are really awesome. i've listened to a lot of other feeds, and i gotta say, we're really lucky

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Some people are reactionary fans and some people are not. Reactionary fans were the reasons game threads were created. Prevents us from clogging up the message board.

Were they? You've said this multiple times now, and far as I know, it's a reason you've completely made up yourself.

mrherd05
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Arent game threads supposed to be full of emotion just like if you are setting in the stands?

I love arguing on here with some of the haters, only problem was no one else liked it and i constantly got in trouble from the mods.

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
I don't mean to put down all Sun Deck transplants, I've found myself enjoying contributions from many new faces. But I really do think Redszone is about as good as it gets for baseball discussion and it bums me out when Yahoo/Reds.com level comments constantly pop up in the ORG or Game Threads.

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Some people are reactionary fans and some people are not. Reactionary fans were the reasons game threads were created. Prevents us from clogging up the message board.

Eventually you'll learn that frustration and questioning the manager and team makes you a bad poster.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:36 PM
The most shocking thing to me is we don't see it happen even more frequently. Thank God.

Baseball has been very lucky in that regard. I just don't see pitchers being effective with a guard on their face. Just comes with the territory I guess!

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Were they? You've said this multiple times now, and far as I know, it's a reason you've completely made up yourself.

Yes, they were. Try reading a message board when people are creating ten new threads a minute. Pretty tough to read.

757690
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
I'm predicting a Reds comeback win tonight.

Homer's settled down, and Medlen isn't fooling anyone.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Good, quick inning for Homer

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Eventually you'll learn that frustration and questioning the manager and team makes you a bad poster.

Frustration =/= "this team is really hard to like"

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Bailey 6 K's already. Pizza anyone?

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Sorry, I'm still posting about the game ;)

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:38 PM
Frustration =/= "this team is really hard to like"

.......and?

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:39 PM
That Beach Boys thing would be pretty cool, that is if it were the actual Beach Boys.

SirFelixCat
05-07-2013, 09:39 PM
Eventually you'll learn that frustration and questioning the manager and team makes you a bad poster.

Not at all. It's when people do it with every other post they post and they just post things without taking a deep breath and thinking first. :shrug:


As Herm Edwards likes to say: "Don't hit send!"

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:39 PM
Hanigan coming back soon. How soon? tomorrow? late in this game even?

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:40 PM
I love that Jeff Gordon commercial.

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:40 PM
4 pitches, 2 outs

Corky Miller has no business in the lineup.

CrackerJack
05-07-2013, 09:41 PM
At least Choo can hit consistently...

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:41 PM
Chooooooooooooooooo

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:41 PM
4 pitches, 2 outs

Corky Miller has no business in the lineup.

We could sure use Dioner Navarro about now.

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:41 PM
choooooooooooooo

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 09:41 PM
He really is a mini Votto.

SirFelixCat
05-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Seriously, does the pizza company that has the free pizza (not sure who it is) have insurance on this type of promo? They're taking a HUGE beating on this, I'd think. Nice shot Choo!

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Choo!! Those of you who are more familiar with baseball's more obscure rules. can Choo be allowed to hit more than once in the same lineup? like maybe lead off, 5th, 8th and 9th? Is that allowed?

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Hey JB...Shins got more HR than choo!!!

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 09:42 PM
BABIP after 3 innings:

Braves 3-6 .500 Reds 0-8 .000

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:43 PM
At least Cozart saw 5 pitches.

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:43 PM
I don't mean to put down all Sun Deck transplants, I've found myself enjoying contributions from many new faces. But I really do think Redszone is about as good as it gets for baseball discussion and it bums me out when Yahoo/Reds.com level comments constantly pop up in the ORG or Game Threads.

i suspect that you and I will disagree about what constitutes a "Yahoo/Reds.com level comment". Personally if I never hear another complaint about Cozart batting second or Baker giving the bunt sign it will be too soon.

Sun Deck was a fun, self moderating thread last year and we were able to winnow out most of the foolishness. I enjoyed it immensly and was not particularly keen on the merger myself. (I bet Texas Dave feels the same way).

Bottom line: when the boys are playing bad, we all get a bit grouchy.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
05-07-2013, 09:44 PM
does anyone else notice choo seems to swing with his whole body? it's so odd to me

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:45 PM
i suspect that you and I will disagree about what constitutes a "Yahoo/Reds.com level comment". Personally if I never hear another complaint about Cozart batting second or Baker giving the bunt sign it will be too soon.

Sun Deck was a fun, self moderating thread last year and we were able to winnow out most of the foolishness. I enjoyed it immensly and was not particularly keen on the merger myself. (I bet Texas Dave feels the same way).

Bottom line: when the boys are playing bad, we all get a bit grouchy.

I've found myself spending more time on the Sundeck than the ORG, of late.

CrackerJack
05-07-2013, 09:45 PM
He really is a mini Votto.

Actually Votto's a mini-Choo so far this year. :)

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:45 PM
mini-Choo

bless you

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:47 PM
I told my girlfriend the other night, "I love Choo!". And she responded "I love Choo too".

reds700
05-07-2013, 09:47 PM
I've found myself spending more time on the Sundeck than the ORG, of late.

I still only post in sun deck. Only reason I post here is bc there are no more sun deck game threads.

nate
05-07-2013, 09:47 PM
Chat is open!

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 09:48 PM
I told my girlfriend the other night, "I love Choo!". And she responded "I love Choo too".


Thats Mr Choo to you.

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 09:50 PM
Eventually you'll learn that frustration and questioning the manager and team makes you a bad poster.

Saying the same thing over and over make a bad poster, regardless of the message. Noise does not improve the board.

After every minor down turn in a game, "The sky is falling!"
After every loss, "The sky is falling!"
While a player is in a slump mid season. "I would offer the Marlins X,Y, and Z for Stanton. Look at this line-up." next day: "I would offer the Marlins Y,Z, and A for Stanton. Look at this line-up"
After any bad play by a whipping boy, "We have been saying it all season..."
After same whipping boy goes on a streak, "I've been saying he is going to turn it around"
After a player we traded gets off to a hot start, "I would have given our 4th OF, #5 SP, and utility infielder up before I would have traded him!"
And the mother of all, " Jay Bruce might be on steroids."

I've probably missed a few, but everyone probably gets the idea.

/soapbox

Reds right back in this! 3-1 and Homer's starting to deal. Let's go redlegs!

757690
05-07-2013, 09:50 PM
Francisco makes a nice play at third, and then draws a walk. I'm calling shenanigans. It's not really him.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:51 PM
May not be Homer's finest game, but he's gotten his stuff together since the first inning.

Tom Servo
05-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Francisco makes a nice play at third, and then draws a walk. I'm calling shenanigans. It's not really him.
Notice how Chipper Jones is already gone from the public eye? They put his brain in Francisco's body. :alien:

kbrake
05-07-2013, 09:53 PM
Games threads rally aren't any worse than they have ever been.

They are definitely worse.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 09:54 PM
Harvey no-no is gone for those interested.

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:55 PM
Saying the same thing over and over make a bad poster, regardless of the message. Noise does not improve the board.

After every minor down turn in a game, "The sky is falling!"
After every loss, "The sky is falling!"
While a player is in a slump mid season. "I would offer the Marlins X,Y, and Z for Stanton. Look at this line-up." next day: "I would offer the Marlins Y,Z, and A for Stanton. Look at this line-up"
After any bad play by a whipping boy, "We have been saying it all season..."
After same whipping boy goes on a streak, "I've been saying he is going to turn it around"
After a player we traded gets off to a hot start, "I would have given our 4th OF, #5 SP, and utility infielder up before I would have traded him!"
And the mother of all, " Jay Bruce might be on steroids."

I've probably missed a few, but everyone probably gets the idea.

/soapbox

Reds right back in this! 3-1 and Homer's starting to deal. Let's go redlegs!

The most boring party I ever attended was full of people with the same personalities.

It takes all kinds. And there are all kinds of personalities on this board. Some reserved. Some excitable. Some quick to react. Some still reserved. Some funny. Some not so funny.

The people that complain the most are the least tolerable, and generally want everyone to be like them.

It's not going to happen. It's like a picture full of different colors. If it was a page full of one same color throughout, it would be boring.

I like a colorful message board full of colorful personalities.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 09:55 PM
They are definitely worse.

Well, that was a sparkling contribution

foxfire123
05-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Notice how Chipper Jones is already gone from the public eye? They put his brain in Francisco's body. :alien:

Nah, he's still got a brain, or at least part of it--he did the call to start engines at Talledega this past sunday.

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Cards still up 1-0 over the Cubs in the 4th.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Wow. Simmons has a cannon.

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Man....Simmons has a rocket for an arm.

757690
05-07-2013, 09:59 PM
They are definitely worse.

Personally, I am unable to tell the difference between brand name Ramen Noodles and the generic Ramen Noodles.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 10:00 PM
Cannon? rocket? can't we decide the appropriate metaphor for Simmons' arm?

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 10:00 PM
Personally, I am unable to tell the difference between brand name Ramen Noodles and the generic Ramen Noodles.

Touché my friend...touché!

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 10:00 PM
The most boring party I ever attended was full of people with the same personalities.

It takes all kinds. And there are all kinds of personalities on this board. Some reserved. Some excitable. Some quick to react. Some still reserved. Some funny. Some not so funny.

The people that complain the most are the least tolerable, and generally want everyone to be like them.

It's not going to happen. It's like a picture full of different colors. If it was a page full of one same color throughout, it would be boring.

I like a colorful message board full of colorful personalities.

Different is good, yes.

But most are not different.

95% of the posts are negative and reactionary to every little thing that goes wrong.

95% of posters here honestly believe the Reds should win every AB, every inning and especially every game. And if they don't, it is someone's fault and someone must be held accountable.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Different is good, yes.

But most are not different.

95% of the posts are negative and reactionary to every little thing that goes wrong.

95% of posters here honestly believe the Reds should win every AB, every inning and especially every game. And if they don't, it is someone's fault and someone must be held accountable.

95% ??

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 10:03 PM
Different is good, yes.

But most are not different.

95% of the posts are negative and reactionary to every little thing that goes wrong.

95% of posters here honestly believe the Reds should win every AB, every inning and especially every game. And if they don't, it is someone's fault and someone must be held accountable.

I'm holding you personally accountable for that post....just kidding man....:beerme:

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 10:03 PM
95% ??

He took a poll. ;)

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 10:03 PM
95% ??

I guess that was hyperbole. It just seems like that.

klw
05-07-2013, 10:06 PM
If I am remembering the Days of Yore correctly, game threads were shut down for a couple months about 4 years ago because they got so bad. I am avoiding posting in here much this year as I believe the rEds have lost every game where I have posted in the thread. I occasionally try to break the string but have not had much success.

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:07 PM
Nothing going the Reds' way right now. Freeman finds a hole to make it 4-1. Need to keep it within striking distance.

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
I guess that was hyperbole. It just seems like that.

something I never never never do myself!

;)

reds700
05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
Different is good, yes.

But most are not different.

95% of the posts are negative and reactionary to every little thing that goes wrong.

95% of posters here honestly believe the Reds should win every AB, every inning and especially every game. And if they don't, it is someone's fault and someone must be held accountable.

Most fans just want a series win against a good team. Has happened once this year.

klw
05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
In actual game news Freeman single to make it 4-1 Braves

dubc47834
05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
If I am remembering the Days of Yore correctly, game threads were shut down for a couple months about 4 years ago because they got so bad. I am avoiding posting in here much this year as I believe the rEds have lost every game where I have posted in the thread. I occasionally try to break the string but have not had much success.

KLW is responsible for all our losses!!! Problem solved!!!

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:09 PM
JA Happ of TOR was just hit in the face with a line drive. He's been on the ground nearly 10 minutes. Looked like blood coming out of his ear. Pray for him.

Good god. That was scary as hell. Best wishes JA. Hoping for the best. Just scary.

George Foster
05-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Most fans just want a series win against a good team. Has happened once this year.

there is something to say about catching a team hot or cold. I hate playing a team that has lost a couple of series in a row or has just been swept. They are DUE.

I still say the cream rises to the top over 162 games. The Cards will cool along with the Braves and the Reds and Nats will win their divisions. The Braves will win the wild card.

My only concern is the Reds offense...we can't blame it on the lead off hitter...

klw
05-07-2013, 10:13 PM
KLW is responsible for all our losses!!! Problem solved!!!

Gotta hate the KLW!

For those feeling despondent, the Reds schedule gets much easier over the next 3weeks

Vottomatic
05-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Cards over the Cubs, still 1-0.

klw
05-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Homer at 93 pitches. Curious to see if dusty pulls him for a ph if they get to his spot this inning

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
The most boring party I ever attended was full of people with the same personalities.

It takes all kinds. And there are all kinds of personalities on this board. Some reserved. Some excitable. Some quick to react. Some still reserved. Some funny. Some not so funny.

The people that complain the most are the least tolerable, and generally want everyone to be like them.

It's not going to happen. It's like a picture full of different colors. If it was a page full of one same color throughout, it would be boring.

I like a colorful message board full of colorful personalities.

Sounds like a true New Yorker. :)

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
He sure Corked that one.

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Holy smokes, The Corky's beard got all over that! Unluckily for us, Miller only had enough wind to make it to first.

CrackerJack
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Corky was a six pack away from a HR there, should've gotten one of those big brown cardboard tubs of beer before the game.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Corky! He got a whole bunch of that one.

The funny part is he hit it so hard that he only got a single out of it.

klw
05-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Corky! Singles. 1st and 3rd!

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2013, 10:18 PM
Corky

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Lutz! Rbi single. Looking good! 4-2

VR
05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Lutz go Redz!

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Corky and Lutz getting big hits. Some people have some crow to eat

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Lutz with the RBI single! I like his swing. Level and smooth. Just wish he was getting daily ABs somewhere.

leeech86
05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
rally caps!

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 10:21 PM
I'm predicting Homer will have a chance at the win


edit: choo k'ed 20 seconds after I posted this. I apologize everyone

VR
05-07-2013, 10:21 PM
Would Corky score on a triple?

foxfire123
05-07-2013, 10:22 PM
Would Corky score on a triple?

Lutz will have to carry him partway. :P

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 10:23 PM
Would Corky score on a triple?

Not if he wasn't on base....

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 10:23 PM
Cozart flies out just shy of the warning track

Thom says he gets jammed to shallow LF

BluegrassRedleg
05-07-2013, 10:24 PM
Cozart flies out just shy of the warning track

Thom says he gets jammed to shallow LF

Well, it is GABP. :p

reds700
05-07-2013, 10:24 PM
Offense just isn't good enough right now.

holster10
05-07-2013, 10:25 PM
cozart is mired in a season long slump and it's really hurting the offense....

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:25 PM
rally caps!

Aren't you supposed to type that in all caps? :O)

LexRedsFan
05-07-2013, 10:26 PM
cozart is mired in a season long slump and it's really hurting the offense....

What's depressing is there are few options for the 2 hole due to injuries and Bruce also being in a monster slump..

George Foster
05-07-2013, 10:28 PM
What's depressing is there are few options for the 2 hole due to injuries and Bruce also being in a monster slump..

Bruce seems to be in slumps more than hot streaks...just sayin

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:32 PM
Considering the poor first inning Homer had, he buckled down and had a solid game. The Reds are only 2 runs down in the 6th. The guys who people were complaining about are the guys getting hits. The sad thing is that there's more complaining about post quality instead of the actual game. 5-10 years ago, we fans would've KILLED to have a team as complete and competitive as this one....slumping or not. Half of the fan-bases in the country would KILL to switch lineups with us. The "woe is me" and the sky is falling mentality going on around here the past few weeks isn't irritating to me....it's mind boggling. Because I too vividly remember this franchise before Dusty. Not every break will turn our way, just like every missed call won't go against us either. Marathon...not a sprint.

And regarding the whole ORG vs Sundeck thing...IIRC we're all Reds fans first and foremost...I vote we agree on that part and focus on the team.

Oh yeah....one more thing....Go Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:34 PM
Votto is a double machine....once again! All is right in the world. :O)

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:34 PM
Why do the FSOH cameras have to do that to me? I about jumped out of my chair..... :)

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2013, 10:35 PM
Missed it by --> <-- much

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:35 PM
Darn! I thought that was gone for sure! Loud out, Joey advances to third. 1 down.

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Cup check.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Ouch. In the family jewels.

George Foster
05-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Bruce left a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs? Never saw that?:thumbdown:

coachpipe
05-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Bruce can't get any worse right now

reds1869
05-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Seriously, does the pizza company that has the free pizza (not sure who it is) have insurance on this type of promo? They're taking a HUGE beating on this, I'd think. Nice shot Choo!

It has actually been pretty good for business. Very few people are going to go to Larosa's and get only a small pizza. There were a couple of news stories on that topic last month. I for one hope the staff keeps reaching the magic pizza number. :)

nate
05-07-2013, 10:39 PM
Bruce seems to be in slumps more than hot streaks...just sayin

Isn't this true for pretty every player to take a bat to the plate?

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:39 PM
Bad luck continues for the Reds. Paul stings one right at Francisco.

reds700
05-07-2013, 10:39 PM
You just have to laugh at this point. This offense is terrible.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Man. Tough break. Line smash to third....right at third. Inning over.

Cedric
05-07-2013, 10:40 PM
I'm glad Dusty and the crew got what they wanted out of Jay. He was fine before everyone wanted him to "shorten up and give us professional at bats."

holster10
05-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Jay Bruce is flat out a K machine right now. I've been a Reds fan for over 30 years and he is by far and away the most frustrating player to watch.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Double, deep fly out, K , and a line drive to the 3B, results in 0 runs.

If the Reds didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any at all.

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
You just have to laugh at this point. This offense is terrible.

I get the frustration, but if Paul hits that three feet to the left it's an RBI double with the tying run on second and everyone's happy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Isn't this true for pretty every player to take a bat to the plate?

Maybe not Ted Williams. He may be the lone exception.

reds1869
05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
This team leads the world in unlucky liners.

klw
05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Why is it a sac fly only if the runner scores and not when they advance from 2nd to 3rd?

DocRed
05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
I would prol hate Bruce much more if he weren't one helluva nice and humble guy....feel bad for his struggles.

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2013, 10:42 PM
It feels like the team has been kind of a bummer for a few weeks now.

nate
05-07-2013, 10:42 PM
You just have to laugh at this point. This offense is terrible.

Runs scored, NL
1. Rockies: 164
2. Reds: 151

holster10
05-07-2013, 10:42 PM
Can the Reds fly Miquel Cabrera in to give the Reds offense a hitting demo?

coachpipe
05-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Why is it a sac fly only if the runner scores and not when they advance from 2nd to 3rd?

Let me look it up. I think it is. They just haven't switched over the score yet. You know how fox sports ohio is

texasdave
05-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Why is it a sac fly only if the runner scores and not when they advance from 2nd to 3rd?

Yeah. And why don't we have sac grounders if the runner moves up a base on a ground out? :)

texasdave
05-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Let me look it up. I think it is. They just haven't switched over the score yet. You know how fox sports ohio is

It used to be. But that is no longer the case.

nate
05-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Maybe not Ted Williams. He may be the lone exception.

Yeah, but he's dead so he's in an extended slump.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:45 PM
It feels like the team has been kind of a bummer for a few weeks now.

And for all that struggling and "bumming"...we played .500 ball over those 2 weeks. If we can tread water during the down times, I like our chances for the season. We'll have more down times this year.

Btw....Sam is good. :thumbup:

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 10:45 PM
LeCure might be my favorite player on the Reds. Man's a gamer

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:46 PM
Yeah, but he's dead so he's in an extended slump.

Nice. :laugh:

REDSEER
05-07-2013, 10:46 PM
The continued success of Lecure's two-seamer is amazing. He's been huge so far this year.

Tony Cloninger
05-07-2013, 10:46 PM
Isn't this true for pretty every player to take a bat to the plate?

I don't know how this is supposed to make me feel better.
Some slumps are worse than others and his slumps look Juan Castro like.

DocRed
05-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Why is it a sac fly only if the runner scores and not when they advance from 2nd to 3rd?

Baseball is full of weird rules. Why does reaching base on an error not count towards OBP but being HBP does? Both are a result of the other team's ineptitude.

757690
05-07-2013, 10:48 PM
Yeah, but he's dead so he's in an extended slump.

I get his head still gets a few hits a week, though ;)

Red Raindog
05-07-2013, 10:49 PM
Nice. :laugh:

actually I think he hit a home run in his last AB -- so ......

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 10:49 PM
How bad is the Angels pitching? Losing to Astros 6-3, top 6

reds1869
05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
Baseball is full of weird rules. Why does reaching base on an error not count towards OBP but being HBP does? Both are a result of the other team's ineptitude.

I'll make my plug for A Game of Inches by Peter Morris. A fascinating pair of books that explains how baseball came to be the way it is today.

Mutaman
05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
Can the Reds fly Miquel Cabrera in to give the Reds offense a hitting demo?

i hate to say it because he's a major jerk but maybe we just need to fly jim edmunds in. As I recall Bruce was at his best when Edmunds was around.

PuffyPig
05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
Let me look it up. I think it is. They just haven't switched over the score yet. You know how fox sports ohio is

It is not.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:52 PM
As annoying as some game threads can become....they don't hold a candle to the "woo". *sigh*

50YrRedsFan
05-07-2013, 10:54 PM
Reds with 4 hits through 7....just not going to win many games with that production.

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 10:54 PM
As annoying as some game threads can become....they don't hold a candle to the "woo". *sigh*

We need a thread about that.

coachpipe
05-07-2013, 10:55 PM
It is not.

Oh

nate
05-07-2013, 10:55 PM
Reds with 4 hits through 7....just not going to win many games with that production.

How many hits does it take to win a game?

texasdave
05-07-2013, 10:55 PM
Cubs up 2-1 in the 7th. So there is that.

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:56 PM
Sean Marshall in

NebraskaRed
05-07-2013, 10:56 PM
How many hits does it take to win a game?

According to the Braves tonight? 5

_Sir_Charles_
05-07-2013, 10:56 PM
Reds with 4 hits through 7....just not going to win many games with that production.

Fwiw...the Braves have 5 hits.