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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Berenyi View Post
    thank you just like I will always remember your grand slams off sadecki, and you coming to the reds with clay carroll, although I am not fond of your 1970 world series effort
    Now, now hold on. As a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and teammate of his my first season in Cincinnati and of yours in my last, I think I'm qualified to say that neither of you were going to make anybody forget Jim Maloney.


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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    you are right but my dear friend Charlie Puleo was the second coming of Maloney, dont you think?

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Berenyi View Post
    Yes sadly I was inconsistent,, I gave up very few homers, and threw a "heavy" ball, but walked too many, alas how lugubrious, I could have been the next Kip Gross
    Wait, are you confessing to throwing a spitball???

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Most overrated Reds team IMO
    They seriously outplayed their pythag, but that team did have a "one last heist" vibe.
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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Pretty good article about the 1981 team.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Berenyi View Post
    thank you just like I will always remember your grand slams off sadecki, and you coming to the reds with clay carroll, although I am not fond of your 1970 world series effort
    In all fairness my arm was dead by the WS but I always took the ball since Wayne and both Jim’s had even less than nothing left.

    Correction. The 3 Jim ‘s had nothing left.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    should have pitched mel behney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    In all fairness my arm was dead by the WS but I always took the ball since Wayne and both Jim’s had even less than nothing left.

    Correction. The 3 Jim ‘s had nothing left.
    Well, Maloney and Merritt I can see. But McGlothlin was pitching his normal game, bad..

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Instead I’d giving the first half winner an automatic playoff spot, the playoffs should have been the 2nd half winner vs. The overall winner.

    Allows teams to still have a chance and rewards teams with the best record. Too simple for MLB to figure out.


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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    As much as I hate to say this. I don't think the 81 team would have went far in the playoffs. Outside of Seaver and Soto the starting staff was well below average.
    Hume and Price were decent out of the pen, but the rest of the staff was not very good. That team over achieved.
    It’s the playoffs, anyone can win.

    The difference between teams in a short season is marginal at best.

    And 2 great starters can take you far in the playoffs.


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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by foster15 View Post
    Well, Maloney and Merritt I can see. But McGlothlin was pitching his normal game, bad..
    The original Sigmund and the Sea Monster Star had a great start to 1970 but like everyone else seemed to be worn out or dead armed by August/September. What the hell was Larry Shepard teaching these guys? Simpson threw about 400 innings going back to Winter Ball.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Berenyi View Post
    should have pitched mel behney
    I knew Mel well. He was highly regarded but lacked confidence. He was very useful in getting Andy Kosovo and Phil Gagliano in 1973 so we honor his contributions in perpetuity.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    The original Sigmund and the Sea Monster Star had a great start to 1970 but like everyone else seemed to be worn out or dead armed by August/September. What the hell was Larry Shepard teaching these guys? Simpson threw about 400 innings going back to Winter Ball.
    Yeah, I guess he wasn't as bad as I thought. Just looked up his stats. Now that I looked things over, Sparky made a huge mistake by not using you in a 5 man rotation the whole season after Maloney went down. You didn't get in the rotation until Simpson's arm gave out. It's mind boggling now as we finished 14.5 games ahead of the Dodgers and certainly could have afforded a 5 man rotation.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Instead I’d giving the first half winner an automatic playoff spot, the playoffs should have been the 2nd half winner vs. The overall winner.

    Allows teams to still have a chance and rewards teams with the best record. Too simple for MLB to figure out.

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    Re: For the Cincinnati Reds, 1981 was a hallmark – in two ways

    I didnt want to give up Ted Davidson though


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