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    Frank Robinson was my favorite player when I was a kid. I was 11 years old when he got traded and I cried. I didn't care at all about who we were getting back, I just hated losing my favorite player.

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    I'm mostly indifferent to former Reds players. Once they're off the team I really don't care lol.

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    Gee, just when I was about to post that Luis Cessa will be starting tonight for our
    Albuquerque Isotopes. Good luck in finding the outcome in some minor league site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrojo View Post
    Gee, just when I was about to post that Luis Cessa will be starting tonight for our
    Albuquerque Isotopes. Good luck in finding the outcome in some minor league site.

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    I always rooted for the Big Bopper after he got traded. The Cobra. I was just happy that who they got back were key players in a lot of winning.

    Frustrated that they gave away relief pitching that backfired because they could give it away back then. They were great at developing it. Jay Howell. Brad Corbett. Bill Caudill. Shane Rawley. Jeff Montgomery.

    I don’t care about winning the trade. Just don’t lose it. A draw works for me.

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    Re: Is rooting against Reds who were traded wrong?

    I'm indifferent. If they do well fine, if not I don't really care either way.

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    Root however you want.
    Your imagination is a powerful weapon. Make sure you know when you're using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Before my time, but I think the fallout over that one was less about the return (Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun have become scapegoats, but both were pitchers with solid track records), and more about the fact they had traded away a generational talent and the face of the club in his prime. It didn't matter who was coming back from the Orioles -- there was no return that could make this trade worth it. It was a trade made for political reasons.
    Political reasons? What do you mean? Not being obtuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    I always rooted for the Big Bopper after he got traded. The Cobra. I was just happy that who they got back were key players in a lot of winning.

    Frustrated that they gave away relief pitching that backfired because they could give it away back then. They were great at developing it. Jay Howell. Brad Corbett. Bill Caudill. Shane Rawley. Jeff Montgomery.

    I don’t care about winning the trade. Just don’t lose it. A draw works for me.
    Getting a World Series MVP in exchange for a washed-up Dave Parker did not suck at all.

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    This thread made me look of Aquino. Looks like he plays in Japan now.

    Yeah I liked that dude... will still root for him in his travels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Frank Robinson was my favorite player when I was a kid. I was 11 years old when he got traded and I cried. I didn't care at all about who we were getting back, I just hated losing my favorite player.
    Yeah, I don't think it matters who we get back when our favorite player is traded. Nothing can mitigate that disappointment, at the time it happens. I will say, however, I'd be happy with a ping pong table for the clubhouse in exchange for Wil Myers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
    This thread made me look of Aquino. Looks like he plays in Japan now.

    Yeah I liked that dude... will still root for him in his travels
    Yeah, he's one that would be easy to root for. Seems like a nice dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFLegal View Post
    Political reasons? What do you mean? Not being obtuse.
    Clubhouse politics. It was the Civil Rights era of the 60's, and I believe that ownership felt that Robinson was becoming too influential, particularly with black teammates and in the African-American community, so they wanted to remove him. Sure, they tried to get a decent return, and they disguised their intent by saying Frank was "an old 30", but their primary objective was to get Robinson out of Cincinnati.

    (A young Pete Rose was called on the carpet more than once for associating too much with black teammates -- particularly Robinson and Vada Pinson -- outside of "work hours". Pete didn't care, though -- he liked who he liked, and mainly he liked guys who were good at playing baseball.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Clubhouse politics. It was the Civil Rights era of the 60's, and I believe that ownership felt that Robinson was becoming too influential, particularly with black teammates and in the African-American community, so they wanted to remove him. Sure, they tried to get a decent return, and they disguised their intent by saying Frank was "an old 30", but their primary objective was to get Robinson out of Cincinnati.

    (A young Pete Rose was called on the carpet more than once for associating too much with black teammates -- particularly Robinson and Vada Pinson -- outside of "work hours". Pete didn't care, though -- he liked who he liked, and mainly he liked guys who were good at playing baseball.)
    I don't know that's true. It's the first I've heard of it. But if that experience made transitioning from LF to third to make room for Foster easier for him, so much the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    I don't know that's true. It's the first I've heard of it. But if that experience made transitioning from LF to third to make room for Foster easier for him, so much the better.
    Oh it's true. The breaking point between DeWitt and Robinson was the knife incident and DeWitt let him sit in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Oh it's true. The breaking point between DeWitt and Robinson was the knife incident and DeWitt let him sit in jail.
    I have so much to learn from you elder statesmen. (I mean that as a compliment FYI.)

    Do tell more. "The knife incident"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Frank Robinson was my favorite player when I was a kid. I was 11 years old when he got traded and I cried. I didn't care at all about who we were getting back, I just hated losing my favorite player.
    That had to be brutal


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