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  • in reply to: Matheny as manager – fired 7/14 #60417
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    Funny, when I saw this thread I was wondering how many pages we would end up with. I was figured probably around 12-15. And here we are at 37 pages.

    Only the best fans in baseball could pull this one off……

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    p.s. I am STILL the manager of the Cardinals in Strat-O-Matic.

    in reply to: Matheny as manager – fired 7/14 #60325
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    Ironic, I suppose, that back in April the Reds were in St. Louis (or on their way to. St. Louis) when their manager was fired. And now about three months later the Reds are back in St. Louis and the Cardinal manager is fired.

    I wonder who gets fired the next time the Reds come to St. Louis???

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    in reply to: Matheny as manager – fired 7/14 #60215
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    The Reds announcers, Welsh and Brennaman, were talking on the broadcast today that Matheny was really feeling the heat.

    Sort of a shame, really. The players don’t perform and its the manager that gets fired. But like Herzog used to say……Managers are hired to be fired.

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    in reply to: The Next Two Weeks #60115
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    The next two weeks has started off with a pitiful loss. 9-1 to the Reds. I’m afraid by the time the five games in four days series at Wrigley is over next weekend the season will be over for the Cardinals.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #91 – at White Sox – Wed 7/11 #59799
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    Cards had bases loaded with one out in the 8th, trailing 3-0. Both Pham and Martinez strike out. Both swung like maniacs instead of just trying to make contact. It was Pham’s fourth strikeout tonight. Before long he is going to be down in the .220s.

    This one is just about history.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #91 – at White Sox – Wed 7/11 #59762
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    Two crazy games last night. The Reds get seven runs in the 9th to beat Cleveland 7-4. And the Astros win on a walk-off 8-foot smash by Bregman in extra innings. You sort of had to see it to believe it.

    Lets hope young Mr. Weaver can take up where he left off in San Francisco last week. And I hope Dexter Addams is in the lineup again tonight too.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #90 – at White Sox – Tue 7/10 #59742
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    On the out-of-town scoreboard tonight…….the Reds get seven runs in the 9th and down the Indians by the score of 7-4. What a comeback win that was.

    They wont be easy to handle this weekend. We need both games against the ChiSox.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #90 – at White Sox – Tue 7/10 #59740
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    Before long we will be calling him Dexter Addams!

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #90 – at White Sox – Tue 7/10 #59666
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    Speaking of bad baseball……did anybody see the utterly bonehead play that Joey Votto pulled during the Reds game with the Cubs on Sunday afternoon?

    Fields a grounder down the line in the last of the 10th and has it in his glove and all he has to do is step on the bag for the 2nd out. He tried to take it out of his glove as he steps on 1stbase and bobbles it. The umps review it and call the runner safe. That loads the bases with one out and the next batter walks to win it for the Cubs.

    Chris Welsh even called it bad baseball. Ridiculous play of the year as far as I am concerned.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #89 – at Giants – Sun 7/8 #59545
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    Okay Mr. Brian Walton, whats the scoop on Molina? Two days in a row not in the starting lineup. This isn’t something serious, is it?

    And by the way, my neighbors are the Waltons.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #88 – at Giants – Sat 7/7 #59483
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    Why is the place so dead?

    Redbirds lead 1-0 in the 3rd on a high chopper over Pablo’s head by Carlos Martinez.

    Then Pham fouls a ball into the dirt and it bounces up and hits him in the Molina territory.

    10-4 good buddies.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #88 – at Giants – Sat 7/7 #59481
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    La Gigantes go el downo todayo by el scoro of ocho – quatro.

    10-4 on that 8-4 score there, Pugs good buddy. Roger that. All we need now is a suicide jockey to bomb one out over the pig pen in RF to get us going.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #87 – at Giants – Fri 7/6 #59405
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    I’ve said for the last 2-3 years that C.B. Bucknor and Angel Hernandez are the two worst umpires in the game. I still believe that too.

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    p.s. speaking of C.B, I am having a CB Radio installed in my Ford F150 truck on the 16th.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #87 – at Giants – Fri 7/6 #59393
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    Cubs lose to the Reds today. 3-2 Cincinnati the final. With a win tonight we would have picked up 1.5 games on the Cubs in the last two days.

    Looking forward to tuning in tonight. I’ll have to miss my late Friday night episode of Barnaby Jones, however.

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    in reply to: Matheny as manager – fired 7/14 #59222
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    I know Forsch. It was tongue-in-cheek.

    I’d even throw in Weaver.

    in reply to: Matheny as manager – fired 7/14 #59210
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    Wong’s defense at 2ndbase pretty much makes it a given that he isn’t going anywhere. He hit .285 last year. We’d be thrilled if he got close to that with his near gold glove defense at 2ndbase.

    And I haven’t read through all 33 pages of this thread, but did anybody think about firing Jose Oquendo? As pathetic as some players are on defense he has obviously failed miserably.

    I vote that we send Fowler, Martinez, and Holland to Baltimore in exchange for Machado – even if it does turn out to be for a couple of months.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #85 – at D-backs – Wed 7/4 #59137
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    Oh Lord, Martinez back at 1stbase. He may as well shut his eyes when he tries to catch the baseball. He has about as much chance that way.

    in reply to: Manny Machado thread #59113
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    One good thing about Machado is that he doesn’t strike out quite as much as others. I believe his career strikeout rate is around 18%.

    Could St. Louis win him over and he want to resign with us, sort of like McGwire?

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #83 – at D-backs – Mon 7/2 #58871
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    Love TO batting 3rd. Shake things up.

    And why would you love having someone hitting 3rd that’s striking out about 30% of the time in the minor leagues? This equates to, more than likely, about 40% of the time in the big leagues. The only question is whether O’Neill will strike out once or twice tonight.

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    in reply to: What Sickens Me About The Cardinals #58802
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    Add another item to my list.

    #11) When you are down in the last of the 9th by a score of something like 11-3, or whatever, and you hit a double and then you stand on 2ndbase and smile and laugh and make those cute/funny gestures with your hands like you are on top of the world.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #83 – at D-backs – Mon 7/2 #58752
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    On a good note – I guess – the D’Backs are reeling too. They just lost three straight to San Francisco, our next opponent.

    Maybe we can sneak into Arizona and win two of three.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #82 – vs. Braves – Sun 7/1 #58736
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    I think its a given that Jose Martinez cant play 1stbase anymore. He is just pitiful.

    So, what happens then? Martinez goes to RF, Carpenter goes to 1st, and Gyorko becomes the everyday 3rdbaseman. Then that means Bader and Fowler become the 4th and 5th outfielders.

    Right?

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    in reply to: Questions about the New TCN – UPDATED 2/18 #58678
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    Bumping in hopes I can get an answer here.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #81 – vs. Braves – Sat 6/30 #58605
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    It had not happened once since 1959 and now its happened twice in a week. Another Reds pitcher has hit a grand slam. Last week DeSclafani and now Lorenzen. This is Lorenzen’s 3rd homer this year.

    And the Cards trail 2-0 in the 2nd.

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    in reply to: Questions about the New TCN – UPDATED 2/18 #58587
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    Every now and then when I try and Reply I get this error message:

    Error – Your Reply Cannot Be Created At This Time.

    Whats up here???

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