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reds44
06-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Kearns, not Ross up.

stupid

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:30 PM
No becuase they aren't afraid of DUnn.
Sure they aren't, why no 3 fastballs down the middle? :evil:

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Kearns flies out

no idea why they didn't use Ross.

Reds1
06-14-2006, 04:30 PM
This sucks! I've never been this nervous in a game in a long time

Doc. Scott
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Two line drives, two outs.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Kearns, not Ross up.

stupidas long as it isn't QM

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Damn, Kearns hit that one right on the screws.

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Kolb not fooling anyone but Jenkins makes both catches

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
so did both hitters line out to right?

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Good inning boys


:|

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Wow, 5 pitches for Kolb and 3 outs.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Gotta love the patience shown by Reds hitters today.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
as long as it isn't QM
Saving him for the real part of the game

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
WTF is with all the foul pops today, that has to be the 4th

Doc. Scott
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Kolb pitches to contact and the gods are with him.

Strikes Out Looking
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
This offense is terrible

edabbs44
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
I say by 3:36 the bullpen is arrested for arson.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
All Reds trying to win the game with 1 swing

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Now for the moment of truth.... Who the heck is going to pitch?

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:32 PM
I'm guessing we'll see Hammond.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:33 PM
I'd bet just about anything the Brewers score in the 11th.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:33 PM
I'm guessing we'll see Hammond.
:(

Reds1
06-14-2006, 04:33 PM
Hammonds of course

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:33 PM
Hammond in.

Chip R
06-14-2006, 04:33 PM
Kolb pitches to contact and the gods are with him.

Just trying to please one of his bosses.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:34 PM
Gotta love the patience shown by Reds hitters today.I don't mind it in these situations if
a) batter is power hitter
b) it is a good pitch to hit
c) they get the head of the bat out

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:34 PM
*Glurg*

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:34 PM
He Gone!
1 out

BE CAREFUL WITH LEE!

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:34 PM
Just because I'm personally curious...does anyone know what is the longest number of innings a game has remained scoreless at GABP?

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:35 PM
need to tell the Sportline scorer that an 81mph pitch from Hammond is most definitely not a changeup

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:35 PM
81? that's the super fastball

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:36 PM
Just because I'm personally curious...does anyone know what is the longest number of innings a game has remained scoreless at GABP?
First time a 9 inning game was scoreless in Cincy since 1991.

So we set a new reocrd at GABP today.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:36 PM
I faced guys in Little League who threw 65 MPH.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:36 PM
Just because I'm personally curious...does anyone know what is the longest number of innings a game has remained scoreless at GABP?
Don't tempt the baseball people by asking such questions

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:37 PM
*Glurg*


no kidding

Reds1
06-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Hammonds must be on. These guys don't seem to be guessing right. Only 22 games I think they said where there wasn't a HR. I would say this is the 1st time ever 0-0 in the 11th.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Lee is hurt.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
I faced guys in Little League who threw 65 MPH.

Chris Hammond makes me feel like I could be a big leaguer every time I go to the batting cages.

westofyou
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
If you put on some Vanilla Fudge and make the TV B/W this game could be in 1968.. except for the Brewers part.

Chip R
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
I'd bet just about anything the Brewers score in the 11th.

Just don't bet your first born. We all know how that turned out last time.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
Nice grab by the Hat!
2 down

westofyou
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
Chris Hammond makes me feel like I could be a big leaguer every time I go to the batting cages.
He makes me feel old, I have about ten of his rookie cards.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
Lee is hurt.did he try to screw himself into the ground swinging at a Hammond whiffle ball?

CTA513
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
Good catch by Hatteberg.

Heath
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
I'm calling Chris Hammond. Our softball team pitcher is out of town next week.

redsmetz
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
If you put on some Vanilla Fudge and make the TV B/W this game could be in 1968.. except for the Brewers part.

Okay, it's 1969 and it's the Pilots... :)

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
1-2-3 inning by Hammond.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:39 PM
1,2,3 inning.

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 04:40 PM
So, I went to lunch and back and nothing has changed?

BCubb2003
06-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Hammond took something off his changeup.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:40 PM
So, I went to lunch and back and nothing has changed?
Go back to lunch and get some for the rest of the thread

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:40 PM
So, I went to lunch and back and nothing has changed?
I'd say that's an oversimplification.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Go back to lunch and get some for the rest of the thread
:laugh:

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Hammond took something off his changeup.
so, he had to roll it in there?

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Hammond took something off his changeup.


That would be bowling

westofyou
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Junk after heat is a nice combo, helps win battles.

Too bad the Reds are using a musket in a machine gun world

Chip R
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Hammond took something off his changeup.

Is that even possible?

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Felipe is gonna go yard.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
maybe one of the liners will find a hole this inning

westofyou
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Okay, it's 1969 and it's the Pilots... :)
My neighbor doesn't like to talk about the Pilots, said they broke his heart.

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:42 PM
My neighbor doesn't like to talk about the Pilots, said they broke his heart.


Tell him to suck it up and go pound some Budweiser

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:42 PM
Hammond took something off his changeup.
You could see the little cartoon balloons coming out the back of the pitch going "putt-putt-putt.." as the ball chugged onward home.

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:42 PM
maybe one of the liners will find a hole this inning
if not, we have plenty of one liners for further extra innings.

little short on pitchers though.

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
You could see the little cartoon balloons coming out the back of the pitch going "putt-putt-putt.." as the ball chugged onward home.


The little pitch that could.

Chip R
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Go back to lunch and get some for the rest of the thread

I'll take a dog and a beer as long as it isn't Old Style.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Chris Hammond Fact #233: Chris Hammond auditioned for the part of Marty McFly in the hit film Back to the Future, but Robert Zemeckis decided to go with Michael J. Fox after learning Hammond couldn't hit 88 MPH on the gun.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Is that even possible?
Can something go slower then 0?

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
lopez looks at 2 strikes, then swings at a ball.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Chris Hammond Fact #233: Chris Hammond auditioned for the part of Marty McFly in the hit film Back to the Future, but Robert Zemeckis decided to go with Michael J. Fox after learning Hammond couldn't hit 88 MPH on the gun.
:laugh: :laugh:

Doc. Scott
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Brewers fail to hit a fair ball off Hammond.

This version is so much more fun to watch than the control-challenged younger version I saw in 1990- the game against the Expos at Riverfront where Hammond made his Reds debut. He didn't last five innings, I don't think, but Eric Davis won somebody a car in the fifth inning by hitting a grand slam homer. Ah, to have a rare set of blue-seat tickets that fine evening.

BCubb2003
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
It's like the bullets in "The Matrix" only in real time.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
if not, we have plenty of one liners for further extra innings.
are one-liners rally killers?

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Seems to be Lopezs' at bats are all the same lately, take-take-swing-out.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Steve Phillips just said that Narron said he's looking for more contact and less pop from FeLo this year. :thumbdown:

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Seems to be Lopezs' at bats are all the same lately, take-take-swing-out.
Because Jerry wants him to be more patient.

joke

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
It's like the bullets in "The Matrix" only in real time.



:laugh: :laugh:

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Junior with a basehit

1 on, 1 out

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:45 PM
we got a bloop?

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:45 PM
are one-liners rally killers?
It would seem thus.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:45 PM
Make me look stupid RA.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:45 PM
Steve Phillips just said that Narron said he's looking for more contact and less pop from FeLo this year. :thumbdown:
Cause walks are unmanly

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:46 PM
Act like a cleanup hitter for once

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Infield hit for RA, Junior to 2nd

Come on Adam.

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Good thing the boss is gone because my work has suffered today listening to this

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Steve Phillips just said that Narron said he's looking for more contact and less pop from FeLo this year. :thumbdown:

That could explain the drop is power from Lopez. That plus telling Dunn to expand his strikezone should get Narron canned.

BRM
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
A seeing-eye single for Rich.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Rich swings at a pich that was gonna hit the dirt, what luck :lol:

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Ever since he shaved, he hasn't hit worth poop.

Bring back Gnarly Rich.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:48 PM
Seeing eye infield single for Rich. Now is the time for Dunn to show his critics how wrong they are about him.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:48 PM
Listen..hear the bashers hope for a K ;)

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:48 PM
Ever since he shaved, he hasn't hit worth poop.

Bring back Gnarly Rich.
People kept calling him Mr. Reardon.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:48 PM
A seeing-eye single for Rich.

Truly a case of the blind leading the blind with that one.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:48 PM
2-0 on Adam.

I'd take a walk.

NJReds
06-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Seeing eye infield single for Rich. Now is the time for Dunn to show his critics how wrong they are about him.

It's sad, but I bet there are a whole lot of "Reds fans" hoping Dunn will fail here.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:49 PM
I turned on the radio and no mention of a lineout, just that Dunn failed to get it done

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:49 PM
A walk would put the runner at 3rd

But walks suck ya know

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Dunn just "expanded his zone" and swung at ball three.

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
let's not bait either side into another Dunn/anti-Dunn discussion please.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
ESPN guys hang out on Reds.com

BRM
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
I turned on the radio and no mention of a lineout, just that Dunn failed to get it done

What a shocker. :rolleyes:

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
Dunn anhilates one foul

2-2

gonelong
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
rally killer!

It still wasn't a single.

Worthless HRs.

:)

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
Gone!!!!!!!

Cyclone792
06-14-2006, 04:50 PM
Dunn!!!

redsmetz
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
:jump: It's outta here!!!!!! Dunner done it!

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Game over baby

BCubb2003
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
The legend begins.

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
so he killed a bird? :)

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Adam Bomb Reds Win!!!

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
3 run walkoffs are not scrappy

RFS62
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Seeing eye infield single for Rich. Now is the time for Dunn to show his critics how wrong they are about him.


I'm putting money on Hall in the open.

CTA513
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Wang bang doodle that one is gone!

;)

Gallen5862
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Dunn 3 run walkoff home run. "And this one belongs to the Reds."

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Best win ever!!

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:51 PM
that was not very scrappy

Puffy
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Whats Marty say about that?

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
A single would have been good enough, what a padder!! ;)

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Yay.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
that might have been his longest one yet. It was three rows from the top.

NJReds
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Way to go Dunner!

cReds1
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Now that is what he gets paid for! Way to go DUNN! :beerme:

membengal
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
That should go into the Dunn forum archives...

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Wow.

That'll end a game alright.

:thumbup:

(RISP what!?)

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Dunn wasted 2 runs. A single would have worked, he's just a showboat.

BCubb2003
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Of course, two of those RBIs were wasted.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:52 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!!!!!!

I LOVE ADAM!!!!!

gonelong
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
You'll notice that Dunn picked up 2 worthless RBIs there to pad his stats.

:laugh:


EDIT: Doh! flyer beat me to it!

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
Whats Marty say about that?He didn't describe it as clutch.

The only reason I turned it on is Marty still makes great calls on exciting plays and I was hoping this inning was going to produce.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
2 of the 3 runs from the HR were meaningless.

OldXOhio
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
Rally Killer

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
Whats Marty say about that?

They went straight to commercial need the $$$ to broadcast the extra innings I guess

Puffy
06-14-2006, 04:53 PM
If only Dunn would do that everytime he got up with runners on base then he would be worth his salt.

puca
06-14-2006, 04:54 PM
Overkill...hitting a homer when a single would have done. Two-thirds of those RsBI are meaningless.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:54 PM
I'm glad the Brewers aren't afraid to pitch to Dunn.

ochre
06-14-2006, 04:54 PM
good thing the Brewers aren't afraid of him. They'd have probably struck him out if they were.

37red
06-14-2006, 04:54 PM
finally. Hasn't anyone told them they're allowed to win on other than home runs?

lollipopcurve
06-14-2006, 04:54 PM
The big boy

has he had a walkoff before?

Oh, and Brennaman can shut up now.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Dunn should've bunted.

traderumor
06-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Ok, sweep the Sox and its a .500 homestand :p:

Chip R
06-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Whats Marty say about that?

He probably threw up a little in his mouth.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:55 PM
The main point that Marty made before and after the break was what a bad pitch it was from Kolb.

registerthis
06-14-2006, 04:56 PM
For the record...

Marty was plenty excited about that one. :D

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:56 PM
The big boy

has he had a walkoff before?

Oh, and Brennaman can shut up now.I was there for a 3 run walkoff he hit in the 10th against the Expos 2 years ago

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Hopefully that gets our you know what in gear.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:56 PM
I bet some Reds fans would have rather lost than see Dunn hit that HR.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 04:57 PM
Marty was plenty excited about that one. :DMarty has always been one of the best at conveying the excitement of the moment (Steve sure doesn't), it's the reason I turned on the bottom of the 11th.

registerthis
06-14-2006, 04:57 PM
I bet some Reds fans would have rather lost than see Dunn hit that HR.

:confused:

That's more than a tad ridiculous.

captainmorgan07
06-14-2006, 04:58 PM
alot of injured reds in uniform today balfour belisle and wilson

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Dunn has at least four walkoff HR-one off Brad Lidge in 2003(his last AB that year after a thumb injury), one vs the Expos in 2004, last year vs the Brewers in July, and today.

MWM
06-14-2006, 04:58 PM
That's Dunn's 4th career walkoff.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 04:58 PM
:confused:

That's more than a tad ridiculous.

Ever heard of BF? There are a lot of fans out there that hate Dunn for some reason and would rather see him fail than help this team.

oneupper
06-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Well, I got in late..didn't expect to see any ball. Saw just the bottom half of the 11th.

Quite enough.

reds44
06-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Adam hit ball far. Team win.

Roy Tucker
06-14-2006, 04:59 PM
I bet some Reds fans would have rather lost than see Dunn hit that HR.
Now, now, we've had a nice afternoon, the Reds won, let's not spoil it.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2006, 04:59 PM
I bet some Reds fans would have rather lost than see Dunn hit that HR.

[ANGRY TYPING GUY]This will just make more Dunn lovers and blind people to the fact that he is teh suck. He strikes out too much. We should trade him now to New York for that Wang guy.[/ANGRY TYPING GUY]

So, now I guess the real question is how long THIS streak lasts? ;)

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Ever heard of BF? There are a lot of fans out there that hate Dunn for some reason and would rather see him fail than help this team.

Methinks you've blown this perceived anti-Dunn bias completely out of whack. Scores of fans would have rather had the Reds lose then have Dunn win it for them?

I don't believe that for a second.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Rally Killer
Really, cost us a super duper win instead of just a super one ;)

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 05:01 PM
Methinks you've blown this perceived anti-Dunn bias completely out of whack. Scores of fans would have rather had the Reds lose then have Dunn win it for them?

I don't believe that for a second.
Sadly I think he's right, take a trip over to Reds.com to find these so called fans.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 05:01 PM
BTW, Dunn has homered in four straight. IIRC, the Reds record is five straight.

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:04 PM
Sadly I think he's right, take a trip over to Reds.com to find these so called fans.

I just came from there, and I didn't see a single poster bemoaning the fact that the reds won the game.

There's a lot of Dunn-hating over there (scary, really), but not to that level. Everyone's a Reds fan, after all.

gonelong
06-14-2006, 05:04 PM
The main point that Marty made before and after the break was what a bad pitch it was from Kolb.

Yep. To quote a famous announcer ... "What does that tell you"?

GL

CTA513
06-14-2006, 05:04 PM
I bet some Reds fans would have rather lost than see Dunn hit that HR.

BadFundimentals is crying right now.

:laugh:

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 05:05 PM
The big boy

has he had a walkoff before?

Oh, and Brennaman can shut up now.

He had one off Milwaukee last summer. I only remember becuase it won me a bet.

Chip R
06-14-2006, 05:05 PM
OK, I think that's enough of the "Reds fans would rather have Dunn fail than win" stuff. No need to rile people up. The Reds won! Let's be happy about that without engaging in some kind of schadenfreunde.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Isn't everything a little better with some Wang in it?

reds44
06-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Pitch 1 - Ball
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Swinging Strike
Pitch 4 - Foul
Pitch 5 - In play, run-scoring play

Adam Dunn homers (23) on a fly ball to right center field. Ken GriffeyJr. scores. Rich Aurilia scores.

CTA513
06-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Sadly I think he's right, take a trip over to Reds.com to find these so called fans.

Prose14 aka BadFundimentals is the biggest Dunn basher ever.
He tried to explain the other day out it was good that Griffey flew out on the first pitch in a 9-2 game and how Dunn stinks because he worked the count and hit a homerun to make it 9-3.


:ughmamoru

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:07 PM
I just came from there, and I didn't see a single poster bemoaning the fact that the reds won the game.

There's a lot of Dunn-hating over there (scary, really), but not to that level. Everyone's a Reds fan, after all.well BF disappeared after being banished to the Live board.

Heath
06-14-2006, 05:07 PM
And we'll see you again, Friday Night.

Nice.

To the Dunn Bashers - Bite Me.

WTG, Big Guy.

BTW - that has to be the best pitched game of the year. Nice job Lizard, Big Opie, & Slowpoke.

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:07 PM
BTW, Dunn has homered in four straight. IIRC, the Reds record is five straight.

23 HRs, 42 RBI, .590 SLG, .390 OBP, 980 OPS

He's a stud.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:08 PM
without engaging in some kind of schadenfreunde.you're going to have to help me out, I don't speak Spanish :help:

pedro
06-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Really nice to see Elizardo coming along. Must say I'm a bit surprised.

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Really nice to see Elizardo coming along. Must say I'm a bit surprised.

Absolutely. Lost in the euphoria of a Dunn walkoff is the fact that Elizardo went 8 IP, 0 R, 10 K. You can't pitch much better than that.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Really nice to see Elizardo coming along. Must say I'm a bit surprised.as long as he keeps the HR rate manageable he should be OK.

Puffy
06-14-2006, 05:10 PM
He's a stud.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/916060/raisor.jpg

BRM
06-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Adam Dunn homers (23) on a fly ball to right center field. Ken GriffeyJr. scores. Rich Aurilia scores.

He crushed it too. Jenkins took a couple steps towards right center then just started trotting back towards the infield. He knew it was way outta there.

LincolnparkRed
06-14-2006, 05:10 PM
you're going to have to help me out, I don't speak Spanish :help:

It's German for getting pleasure out of the failings of others. Leave it to the germans to have a word for this.

I am 1/2 german by the way so no one should take offense

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 05:11 PM
Dunn is on pace for 57 HR and 30 doubles.

Puffy
06-14-2006, 05:11 PM
Leave it to the germans to have a word for this.



Like the Germans having a word for constipation - - farfrumpoopin

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:12 PM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/916060/raisor.jpg

He's not THAT studly.

wheels
06-14-2006, 05:12 PM
23 HRs, 42 RBI, .590 SLG, .390 OBP, 980 OPS

He's a stud.

Quoted for truth.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:13 PM
It's German for getting pleasure out of the failings of others. Are you sure? :ughmamoru

Yo no hablo. I may need to bring back my alter ego.

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 05:13 PM
He's not THAT studly.

:laugh:

Do you all have this picture saved on your computers? Or is it your desktop backgrounds?

Chip R
06-14-2006, 05:14 PM
He's not THAT studly.

He makes Jim Coombs look like a wimp.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:14 PM
:laugh:

Do you all have this picture saved on your computers? Or is it your desktop backgrounds?I do but I just cut out the ugly guy in the middle :beerme:

I'm very jealous.

Heath
06-14-2006, 05:16 PM
you're going to have to help me out, I don't speak Spanish :help:

I think that's German. But don't quote me.

Heath
06-14-2006, 05:17 PM
Are you sure? :ughmamoru

Yo no hablo. I may need to bring back my alter ego.

Who? Ricardo Cabesa? :D

flyer85
06-14-2006, 05:18 PM
Who? Ricardo Cabesa? :Ddamn :cool:

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 05:21 PM
But don't quote me.
10-4

Heath
06-14-2006, 05:21 PM
damn :cool:

wonder where Ricardo went. :D

sorry - CIA leak.... :D

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 05:29 PM
What's MOST important to point out here in this moment of celebration is that Dunn could STILL improve his game. We really mustn't overkill on the praise because he still doesn't dish it to left enough, clearly. I for one adore popouts in foul territory (so much more productive [and aesthetic!!---ohh, like a bat up a chimney those popouts] than those nefarious strikeouts). At least it BEATS the shift. And that's ALL that matters.

bucksfan
06-14-2006, 05:29 PM
Sadly I think he's right, take a trip over to Reds.com to find these so called fans.


For all the great information that redszone and the internet in general has opened up for me, that is the part of the internet/message board scene that brings me down for sure. I can tolerate and/or ignore the people who harp on certain things or generally don't care for a certain player (even one I might like). But it is so very hard to fathom how anyone who takes the time from their life to follow their team on the internet and actually post something would be so blindly biased to not appreciate a win like this because of who made it possible. Un-freaking-real. I'm sticking to my "we're all happy now" state of mind! ;)

registerthis
06-14-2006, 05:33 PM
But it is so very hard to fathom how anyone who takes the time from their life to follow their team on the internet and actually post something would be so blindly biased to not appreciate a win like this because of who made it possible. Un-freaking-real.

No one is. Although how any self-respecting Reds fan could tolerate the reds.com board is a mystery to me.

traderumor
06-14-2006, 05:35 PM
Like the Germans having a word for constipation - - farfrumpoopinI thought that had something to do with cars?

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 05:36 PM
No one is. Although how any self-respecting Reds fan could tolerate the reds.com board is a mystery to me.

Perhaps they don't hate the win per se, but you can bet your arse they hate the way it was won.

The last player I can remember that drew this much hatred from the fan base is Eric Davis. (No, not Griffey, not even close).

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 05:39 PM
The last player I can remember that drew this much hatred from the fan base is Eric Davis. (No, not Griffey, not even close).
The number 44 just ticks people off ;)

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 05:45 PM
The last player I can remember that drew this much hatred from the fan base is Eric Davis. (No, not Griffey, not even close).

:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 05:47 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.

Goodness yes. Mix some racism into the cauldron and it was a noxious brew.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 05:47 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.
"he can't stay healthy, he's no Mays, he strikes out too much"

pedro
06-14-2006, 05:47 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.


yeah, people said he struck out too much and was fragile.

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 05:48 PM
That hurts my soul. Somebody needs to roll a freaking gift horse into Cincinnati and tie its mouth shut with twine.

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 05:49 PM
That hurts my soul. Somebody needs to roll a freaking gift horse into Cincinnati and tie its mouth shut with twine.

America eats its young.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2006, 05:55 PM
Whats Marty say about that?

I got the XM at the office working (worked on it all afternoon--had to go pay $29 for a new one--damn lightening) for the bottom of the 11th. Best part, I guess.

Marty gave a tremendous call on the HR. As usual. Marty has a disgusted sound to his voice at Adam when he swung and missed at a couple, but nothing but sheer joy when he called the HR. In fact, he never said was a HR, but you knew it was by the sound of his voice. That's good sports broadcasting.

Marty's a fan at heart.

Cyclone792
06-14-2006, 05:59 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.

It sounds like you're probably around my age then, and if so, you were a kid back during the prime of Davis just like I was.

IIRC, it seems like kids all loved Davis during his time as a Red. I remember playing Little League ball and it seemed like there always nine Eric Davis' in the field and an Eric Davis at the plate. I always did the Eric Davis batting stance and the Eric Davis thigh slap with the glove in the field. My teammates all did it. The opposing team all did it. Heck, I still do the thigh slap with the glove playing beer league softball now, and guys my age out there always pop up and say "Eric Davis! I loved that guy!"

In fact, I was eight-years-old during the 1990 World Series, and if you ask me what my most vivid memory from actually watching the World Series was, I'd tell you that it was Davis' injury diving for a ball in the outfield. I was a kid, and I loved the guy, and it seemed like all the other kids my age loved him too.

Unfortunately, adults on the other hand didn't hold Davis up with the same type of enthusiam, and for adult fans at the time he was pretty much the Adam Dunn of his generation.

vaticanplum
06-14-2006, 06:05 PM
It sounds like you're probably around my age then, and if so, you were a kid back during the prime of Davis just like I was.

IIRC, it seems like kids all loved Davis during his time as a Red. I remember playing Little League ball and it seemed like there always nine Eric Davis' in the field and an Eric Davis at the plate. I always did the Eric Davis batting stance and the Eric Davis thigh slap with the glove in the field. My teammates all did it. The opposing team all did it. Heck, I still do the thigh slap with the glove playing beer league softball now, and guys my age out there always pop up and say "Eric Davis! I loved that guy!"

In fact, I was eight-years-old during the 1990 World Series, and if you ask me what my most vivid memory from actually watching the World Series was, I'd tell you that it was Davis' injury diving for a ball in the outfield. I was a kid, and I loved the guy, and it seemed like all the other kids my age loved him too.

Unfortunately, adults on the other hand didn't hold Davis up with the same type of enthusiam, and for adult fans at the time he was pretty much the Adam Dunn of his generation.

Well, we had it right then. We should go ask all the little kiddies what they think of Adam Dunn.

Of course, I like Dunn too, so apparently I have a fondness for guys who strike out all the time etc., but I would say that even objective history looks on Davis very fondly.

I was crushed when the Reds traded him. I wouldn't speak to the team for a year.

Yachtzee
06-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Well, we had it right then. We should go ask all the little kiddies what they think of Adam Dunn.


Kid: Mr. Dunn, I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you strike out too much with runners in scoring position. And that you don't really try... except when the score is so lopsided that it's meaningless.

Dunn: The hell I don't. LISTEN KID. I've been hearing that crap ever since I got here in Cincinnati. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to stand in against Clemens and Carpenter 162 games a year.

ochre
06-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Are you sure? :ughmamoru

Yo no hablo. I may need to bring back my alter ego. :wave: ricardo

ochre
06-14-2006, 06:31 PM
I have a bad habit of replying before reading the rest of teh thread.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Kid: Mr. Dunn, I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you strike out too much with runners in scoring position. And that you don't really try... except when the score is so lopsided that it's meaningless.

Dunn: The hell I don't. LISTEN KID. I've been hearing that crap ever since I got here in Cincinnati. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to stand in against Clemens and Carpenter 162 games a year.
Like movies about gladiators?

BuckeyeRedleg
06-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Ironically, I posted this a year ago today.


I met Eric Davis back in 1984, I think just after he had been called up for a few weeks.

That night was a strange one. I was 13 and for some weird reason wore a #43 (spring training) Tom Hume jersey to the game that night. So, by the eighth or ninth inning, "Boom Boom" had pulled another Danny Graves-like defeat from the jaws of victory (that he was so accustomed to doing at the time) and I, being very upset, did the only thing I could do to send a statement of my unsatisfaction to the Reds front office and Mr. Hume. I took off my jersey, snuck down to the first row behind the right field home run fence and threw the #43 jersey over the wall. It floated down behind the home run fence for the world and hopefully Mr. Hume to see. What a horrible thing to do, but I was a rabid 13 year-old fan with a bit of an attitude. Besides, I think one of my uncles had been letting me sneak some sips of his Hudey, so I may have not been thinking too clearly. Apologies to Tom if he's reading this right now.

Anyway, my aunt, who was and still is, a pretty attractive blonde, was absolutely in love with Mario Soto and she wanted desperately to get him a letter. Yeah, I know it sounds kind of scary.

So, after the game, my aunt and a shirtless me go down to the garage at the bottom of Riverfront Stadium to find Mario, so she can give him this letter. Again, scary. My other family members had begun the slow walk back to the cars and they were to wait for us to get back. Back then, for some reason, it was easier to get access to these guys when they were coming out of the clubhouse to their cars. That or the security was a bit lax. I don't remember.

Dave Parker, Cesar Cedeno, and a few others walk by and I think I've died and gone to heaven. Then, Eric Davis walks out and walks right at us to his car which is right where we were standing. It was a little sports car, but nothing extravagant. For some reason, I'm thinking it was an Audi. It was pretty nice, but nothing like the cars the other guys were driving. Obviously, he was a rookie.

So, as Eric walks up to his car, he starts checking out my aunt and I say "Hey, you're Eric Davis. I saw you hit a triple the other day. You are a rookie and you're gonna be awesome someday." I know, I know, I'm embarrassed to admit it, but these were the exact words to come out of my mouth.

I'll never forget it, he looked at me, smiled, shook my hand and said, "Hey, I found a new agent."

After a few more embarrassing words by me, my aunt interrupted and asked, "Do you play for the Reds?" Eric, says "yes", and I interject something like "Gina, what are you crazy, this is Eric Davis!" Of course he probably had 35 career AB's at this point, but I knew he was special and I was a dork.

So we stood there and talked to him for a few minutes. It must have been September, because it was a cold night and he asked me why I had no shirt on. He also got a kick out of my explanation.

So my aunt explained that she wants to get this letter to Mario. Eric takes it and then asks us where we are going. My aunt says we are going to walk back to our car on the other side of the freeway. Here's the cool part. He gets out, pulls back his seat and tells us he'll give us a ride. I'm thinking, "man, this is sooo cool". Eric's thinking something else, I'm sure. My aunt says something like, "No, that's okay". To this day, I should have put up a fight. I don't think she realized that this was Eric freaking Davis!

So he signed my ticket stub and shook my hand and told my aunt he would get the letter to Mario. Two years later he's on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I have it framed on my rec room wall. Smash Hit -Cincinnati's Eric Davis.

He was then and still is my favorite Red of all time. He played the game with such grace and we may never again see anyone come along and display such incredible skills. His combination of speed, power, and defense were unbelievable. It seemed like every night he was on Sportcenter robbing Jack Clark of a HR. He was the greatest baseball player I have ever seen. And the way he handled himself on the field as well as off of it, was always class personified. Later in his career, he battled cancer with the same class he demonstrated his whole career. He was then, and is still, my idol.

I'm so blessed to be there that night he took Dave Stewart WAY deep in the first game of the 1990 series. I was about 20 feet above where the ball landed. It set the tone for the rest of the series, right there. I feel so lucky to have been able to watch such a special talent (even though his greatness was brief) and have a few special, although dorky words with him at such an impressionable age. That 13 year-old was never the same. To the dismay of my HS coach, my batting stance was pure E.D. It got so bad, my teammates called me "E-D". He was the man.


Anyway, my aunt never heard from Mario. Maybe she should have included a picture.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 07:11 PM
Wow, I saw the video of the Dunn HR. It was launched, almost cleared the sun deck in right center, landed 4 rows from the top.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 07:18 PM
That's a hilarious and nice story BuckeyeRedleg :lol:

pedro
06-14-2006, 07:23 PM
great story BuckeyeRedleg.

Thanks for sharing it :)

(and all this time I thought only white sox fans tooks their shirts off at games.)

37red
06-14-2006, 07:35 PM
I was at that world series game, but I my seat was way way up by the lights. I'll never forget that home run either. Eric was always good with us, and we were grown ups.

M2
06-14-2006, 07:59 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.

I've always lived on the east coast and I was in shock when I first heard Davis wasn't popular with the locals. Made no sense to me. He was the most exciting player in baseball in the late '80s. Everyone I knew wished they had Davis playing for their favorite teams.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2006, 08:56 PM
Well, we had it right then. We should go ask all the little kiddies what they think of Adam Dunn.

My cousin took his little league team to see the Reds play the Cubs Sunday and he ask us to go with him. Naturally I said yes. These were 9-12 year old kids, so I expected most of them either 1.) wouldn't know who Dunn was or 2.) think he sucks because of his low batting average and high strikeouts totals, but to my surprise they all knew who he was and all of them couldn't wait to see him hit. I was shocked, yet impressed.

I'm also impressed with Reds fans. On Opening Day Dunn was basically booed out of the park when he dropped those flyballs and struckout. I remember people on here telling me that the OD crowd is different from other home crowds. They were right. Most of the crowd at the Reds/Cubs game had a Dunn jersey on and cheered loudly for him. I've also noticed that almost every girl you see at the game has a Dunn shirt or jersey on. I guess creek has competition.;)

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 09:05 PM
My cousin took his little league team to see the Reds play the Cubs Sunday and he ask us to go with him. Naturally I said yes. These were 9-12 year old kids, so I expected most of them either 1.) wouldn't know who Dunn was or 2.) think he sucks because of his low batting average and high strikeouts totals, but to my surprise they all knew who he was and all of them couldn't wait to see him hit. I was shocked, yet impressed.

I'm also impressed with Reds fans. On Opening Day Dunn was basically booed out of the park when he dropped those flyballs and struckout. I remember people on here telling me that the OD crowd is different from other home crowds. They were right. Most of the crowd at the Reds/Cubs game had a Dunn jersey on and cheered loudly for him. I've also noticed that almost every girl you see at the game has a Dunn shirt or jersey on. I guess creek has competition.;)

Interesting. It's not altogether surprising, to me at least, that kids like Dunn--he Paul Bunyan-esque, he hits monster homers and leads the team by a mile in the HR dept.

He would have been my favorite player as a kid; from the mouths of babes, eh?

redsmetz
06-14-2006, 09:51 PM
Unfortunately, adults on the other hand didn't hold Davis up with the same type of enthusiam, and for adult fans at the time he was pretty much the Adam Dunn of his generation.

I was 35 when the Reds played in the World Series in 1990 - I always loved Eric Davis!

CTA513
06-14-2006, 09:54 PM
It seems like Sidney Ponson is cooling off.
3.1 Innings, 7 Hits, 6 Runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Cardinals are losing 9-5 to the Pirates in the 5th inning.

KittyDuran
06-14-2006, 10:25 PM
I was 35 when the Reds played in the World Series in 1990 - I always loved Eric Davis!Was 31 and :luvu: Eric as well...

RFS62
06-14-2006, 10:39 PM
Was 31 and :luvu: Eric as well...



I was 37 and I thought Eric was dreamy

reds44
06-14-2006, 10:40 PM
I was 13 months old!

:)

reds44
06-14-2006, 10:53 PM
Rolen hits a 2 run homer in the 9th, Cards down 9-7.

2 outs

CTA513
06-14-2006, 10:55 PM
Rolen hits a 2 run homer in the 9th, Cards down 9-7.

2 outs

The Pirates are just making it so Gonzalez can get a save.

;)

reds44
06-14-2006, 10:56 PM
Pirates win!!!!!!

2 games out.

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 11:12 PM
I was 9 :D

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 11:13 PM
Good work Caseys bunch

Tommyjohn25
06-14-2006, 11:14 PM
On a side note, Cards just lost 9-7 to Pittsburgh! :beerme:

TeamBoone
06-14-2006, 11:16 PM
I was 13 months old!

:)

OK kid, don't rub it in. :)

westofyou
06-14-2006, 11:20 PM
I was 13 months old!

:)
I have shoes older than you.

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 11:22 PM
I have shoes older than you.

You're wearing them.

TC81190
06-14-2006, 11:31 PM
I was 13 months old!

:)

I was 2 months. Ha, beat you! :D

reds44
06-14-2006, 11:38 PM
I was 2 months. Ha, beat you! :D
Crap I thought I was the yongest on ORG. boo. Haha just kidding.

Meanwhile the Marlins have won 14 out of 20. Wow.

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 11:51 PM
Meanwhile the Marlins have won 14 out of 20. Wow.

I'm getting kind of loopy at the idea that Atlanta's string of division championships may, in fact, break this year.

When they started their run I was a newlywed, in my second year of grad school.

MWM
06-15-2006, 12:28 AM
I'm getting kind of loopy at the idea that Atlanta's string of division championships may, in fact, break this year.

When they started their run I was a newlywed, in my second year of grad school.

You mean 1995, right? Because they didn't win the division in 1994, Montreal did.

Falls City Beer
06-15-2006, 12:40 AM
You mean 1995, right? Because they didn't win the division in 1994, Montreal did.

I don't count 94.

vaticanplum
06-15-2006, 11:05 AM
I was 37 and I thought Eric was dreamy

I was 12 and I certainly thought he was dreamy. It's a little-known fact that I was the one who caused that home run in the World Series to happen. Eric Davis doesn't even know it, but it's true.

Once you instigate a World Series home run at age 12, it's all kind of downhill from there... :)

vaticanplum
06-15-2006, 11:07 AM
Oh and Buckeye...Mario Soto?

Great story though.

Puffy
06-15-2006, 11:07 AM
I was 77 and I thought Eric was dreamy

You're old.

Blimpie
06-15-2006, 11:16 AM
Marty gave a tremendous call on the HR. As usual. Marty has a disgusted sound to his voice at Adam when he swung and missed at a couple, but nothing but sheer joy when he called the HR. In fact, he never said was a HR, but you knew it was by the sound of his voice. That's good sports broadcasting.

Marty's a fan at heart.Yeah, the HR call was nice...but did you hear Marty's comments earlier in the game when Hatteberg was intentionally walked so that the Brewers could face Dunn? Dunn ended up flying out and Marty's venting was painful even by HIS standards.

I thought he was going to suffocate on his own bile.

M2
06-15-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm getting kind of loopy at the idea that Atlanta's string of division championships may, in fact, break this year.

When they started their run I was a newlywed, in my second year of grad school.

I was a newlywed in my first year of grad school at that time. Mind you, that marriage went downhill faster than Steve Avery.

registerthis
06-15-2006, 12:09 PM
I was a newlywed in my first year of grad school at that time. Mind you, that marriage went downhill faster than Steve Avery.

Let me guess: she was too hung up on using batting average as a metric for discussing the productivity of hitters? ;)

Caveat Emperor
06-15-2006, 12:56 PM
I've always lived on the east coast and I was in shock when I first heard Davis wasn't popular with the locals. Made no sense to me. He was the most exciting player in baseball in the late '80s. Everyone I knew wished they had Davis playing for their favorite teams.

I moved to Cincinnati from Tampa in the early-summer of 1987. Everyone I knew in the neighborhood jumped on the Eric Davis bandwagon, so for some odd reason I decided to be different and became a huge Kal Daniels fan.

I like to think my talent evaluation skills have improved somewhat since age 5.

cumberlandreds
06-15-2006, 03:27 PM
Yeah, the HR call was nice...but did you hear Marty's comments earlier in the game when Hatteberg was intentionally walked so that the Brewers could face Dunn? Dunn ended up flying out and Marty's venting was painful even by HIS standards.

I thought he was going to suffocate on his own bile.

I heard it while driving home from work. He was killing Dunn. He said he thought that said a lot about Dunn's reputation for driving in runs and did say that Dunn was hitting .148 with RISP.

redsmetz
06-15-2006, 03:30 PM
I moved to Cincinnati from Tampa in the early-summer of 1987. Everyone I knew in the neighborhood jumped on the Eric Davis bandwagon, so for some odd reason I decided to be different and became a huge Kal Daniels fan.

I like to think my talent evaluation skills have improved somewhat since age 5.

I doubt this will mean anything to you, but when I was younger, and not for long, mind you, I actually thought The Dave Clark Five were better than The Beatles! :eek:

WVRedsFan
06-15-2006, 04:54 PM
I doubt this will mean anything to you, but when I was younger, and not for long, mind you, I actually thought The Dave Clark Five were better than The Beatles! :eek:

That's just sick, redsmetz. Everyone knew the Four Seasons were better than both :evil: .

Big Klu
06-15-2006, 04:56 PM
:eek:

People hated him? He was very popular in my house. I know he took a lot of grief from the press, but was there a lot of negative popular opinion as well? Baffling.

I was in high school and college during the Eric Davis years (I graduated from H.S. in 1988, and from OU in 1992), and Davis was always my favorite player. But I remember that he got a lot of flak for "being injured all the time". I hated to see him get traded after the 1991 season, but I thought that he needed a change of scenery, and I was pleased that the Reds got a quality starter in the deal in Tim Belcher. I also remember that when he returned to the Reds in 1996, he was universally welcomed as a conquering hero. I don't think I've ever seen a player be more popular with the fans than Eric Davis was in 1996, and the Reds never should have let him go the second time. Ever since then, Davis has (and probably always will be) one of the most beloved players in club history.

The other day, after Davis was quoted as saying that Ken Griffey Jr. might be better served to move to a less physically demanding defensive position, someone commented that Davis played 56 games in LF during the 1990 World Championship season, and asked if he had complained or made the move grudgingly. If I recall correctly, I can never remember Davis making any kind of complaint when put into LF (or RF, though he rarely played there due to the presence of Paul O'Neill and Glenn Braggs). He seemed to understand that LF was less strenuous, which would possibly prevent some nagging injuries. Of course, CF was still capably patrolled in those games by Billy Hatcher (with whom Davis had traded positions) or the defensive specialist Herm Winningham.

Now to Wednesday's game. I was there, and here are some of my observations:

(1) Some people think that low-scoring games are boring. I disagree, and this game is a prime example. You got the feeling that the game would hinge on a single play, and it was exciting watching the pitchers work their way out of difficulty with no runs being scored.

(2) Elizardo Ramirez was dominating. He may not have overpowering stuff, but he can muscle up to 91-92 MPH when he has to, he has excellent control, and his changeup and breaking ball were very good today. Hopefully he can continue to develop into a solid #3 starter.

(3) I liked that Todd Coffey worked two innings. He was used more like how he was used earlier in the season. I agree with many others that the Reds (and other baseball teams in general) should rethink the antiquated "closer" mentality. Coffey is our relief ace, and should be used whenever the game is on the line--be it 7th, 8th, or 9th inning, or extra innings. Also, he should be available for more than one inning if the situation requires. (I understand that he can't be used for multiple innings in every appearance, though.) There is no reason why he couldn't pitch two innings to get a save, if the Reds lead in the 8th inning.

(4) Chris Hammond is a joy to watch when he is on top of his game. He made the meat of the Brewers' order (particularly Carlos Lee and Prince Fielder) look silly. He basically corkscrewed them into the ground with his 65 MPH changeup, and when they started looking for that pitch, he would blow his 81 MPH fastball right by them. They were so far behind Hammond's fastball that they wouldn't have caught up to it in a million years!

(5) Rich Aurilia is one of my favorite players on the team this year, but I disagree with him hitting in the 4th spot in the lineup. I think that he should be in the 6th or 7th spot on most days. (I might have gone with him in the 5th spot yesterday--between Dunn and Hatteberg.)

(6) Adam Dunn can hit the ball a long, long way.


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Adam Dunn - 181
10. Wally Post - 172
11. Gus Bell - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 149
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

KronoRed
06-15-2006, 05:05 PM
Yeah, the HR call was nice...but did you hear Marty's comments earlier in the game when Hatteberg was intentionally walked so that the Brewers could face Dunn? Dunn ended up flying out and Marty's venting was painful even by HIS standards.

I thought he was going to suffocate on his own bile.
Dunn never does good..he only gets lucky ;)