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Forum: Major League Baseball 07-15-19, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
If only Solomon had been ready to save the day....

If only Solomon had been ready to save the day. Last I heard, he never even suited up. What's up with that guy?
Forum: General Board 07-15-19, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Oh, Mr. Slippery....Did you say your PARENTS???? ...

Oh, Mr. Slippery....Did you say your PARENTS????

Here I've been thinking that we're pretty much compaderes as far as (if not age exactly) generational familiarity. Now, I have to face the fact...
Forum: General Board 07-14-19, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Bevo....Yes, I'm still around and...

Bevo....Yes, I'm still around and watching/enjoying the postings on the thread.

50th reunion? I haven't heard a thing. To be honest, I think of my closest friends from those days often, but --...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-14-19, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Well, the Reds didn't listen to my words of...

Well, the Reds didn't listen to my words of wisdom. David Hernandez comes in....walks the 1st guy, then gives up a base hit -- 2 batters faced but can't retire either one.
When will they ever learn...
Forum: General Board 07-13-19, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Sort of a melancholy moment last night as Peter...

Sort of a melancholy moment last night as Peter Frampton, who lived in Cincinnati for 15-20 years until his divorce a few years ago, played at Riverbend as part of his Farewell Tour.

It's a shame...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-13-19, 09:45 AM
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Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Speaking of Hernandez.....Looking at his stats,...

Speaking of Hernandez.....Looking at his stats, he has made 41 appearances this year -- well beyond his usage rate for the last several seasons.

Perhaps he is going through one of those "dead...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-13-19, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
BTW, I didn't see the play, but how in the hell...

BTW, I didn't see the play, but how in the hell did Winker get picked off 3rd base (and with 2 OUTS!!)? :eek::eek:
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-13-19, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
When it comes to players slumping -- whether it's...

When it comes to players slumping -- whether it's pitching or hitting -- I'm a pretty patient guy because every player experiences it from time to time. OK, here comes the BUT.
BUT, the Reds must...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-12-19, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
wolves82, You are absolutely entitled to change...

wolves82, You are absolutely entitled to change your mind after a more complete examination of the facts. Thanks for answering my question. I certainly didn't intend to offend.
I agree with your...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-11-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Rather than simply throw stones, let me offer...

Rather than simply throw stones, let me offer some thoughts.
The Reds have shown nice improvement from the past few years:
2016 -- 67-95 (.414)
2017 -- 68-94 (.420)
2018 -- 68-94 (.420)
...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-11-19, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
I just don't understand some of these...

I just don't understand some of these comments/criticisms.

First, someone says that Iglesias "shouldn't be the closer". Then, only 2 days later when questioned, says "If I'm in charge, I give him...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-11-19, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
There you go again, Taco.....bringing facts into...

There you go again, Taco.....bringing facts into the discussion. :thumb:
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-09-19, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
Pitching Offense Pleased but cautious...

Pitching

Offense

Pleased but cautious -- must keep their eye on the ball -- building the base of the franchise by acquiring/developing young talent, while filling in here and there with...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Well, in the post-game interview, he smilingly...

Well, in the post-game interview, he smilingly said it was more like "Can I finish this please?" as everyone laughed. It was great that he finished off the inning like that.
All in all, a...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-03-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,835
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Posted By Monclova Steve
TOPIC 3: "Bell and his staff do not manage the...

TOPIC 3:
"Bell and his staff do not manage the pitching staff well at all".

Over the past several years, as we all know, the Reds' pitching has been pretty lousy.
This year, the Reds acquired...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-03-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Monclova Steve
TOPIC 2: After replacing DeSclafani, David Bell...

TOPIC 2:
After replacing DeSclafani, David Bell called upon Michael Lorenzen to begin the 7th inning. As we all know, he got LIT UP (1/3 inn, 4 hits, 3 runs) --his worst outing since May 29.

Of...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-03-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
I have 3 topics to address. Due to their possible...

I have 3 topics to address. Due to their possible length, I will break them up into 3 separate posts.
TOPIC 1:
Personally, I have no idea whether or not replacing DeSclafani after 6 innings was a...
Forum: Major League Baseball 07-01-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Thank you for making my prediction -- from my...

Thank you for making my prediction -- from my previous post -- come true! Much appreciated.
Forum: Debate Forum 06-30-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,184
Posted By Monclova Steve
Of course they exist -- not on this forum, of...

Of course they exist -- not on this forum, of course, but the polling of the Democratic rank and file all shows that most Democrats are NOT on the left wing of the party, but much more centrist....
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Gotta love your optimism and hope, wolves. ...

Gotta love your optimism and hope, wolves.

I'm hoping the Reds approach the deadline with an eye toward improving the team for next year and beyond. However that is done is fine with me, although...
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-28-19, 07:26 PM
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Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
The only thing that you explained was that...

The only thing that you explained was that Scooter won't match the HR and RBI totals of 3 players who have played -- yes, 2B -- but also several additional positions. To try to make your point, you...
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-27-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Yeah, your trio of Farmer/Dietrich/Farmer would...

Yeah, your trio of Farmer/Dietrich/Farmer would almost certainly have more HRs and RBIs than Scooter would have had by himself.

Of course, I don't think that Scooter by himself would have totaled...
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-26-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Actually, no. It doesn't make sense for the...

Actually, no.
It doesn't make sense for the Reds -- or Wood -- to be conspiring for him not to pitch. I'm sorry that you want specifics, but they don't owe you an explanation.

As Indiandad put...
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-25-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
Concerning? Well, as wolves82 says, it's...

Concerning?
Well, as wolves82 says, it's something that can be worked on, but "Concerning?" No.
BTW, he also leads the NL (don't know about MLB) in the fewest hits allowed per 9 innings.
Finally,...
Forum: Major League Baseball 06-25-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 58,752
Posted By Monclova Steve
What I see is a pitcher who unfortunately...

What I see is a pitcher who unfortunately sustained an injury during spring training, and has had a long road to getting back. This happens everywhere all the time.
I have answered your question(s)....
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