From: john smith on 1 Oct 2009 15:10
I hope Cards get rolled in the first round. The only time I see the
brakes being put on a stolen bases is the 8th inning on with a 6 plus
run lead and the home team has to be in charge. I have seen too many
blow ups by the Reds pitching in the past to be safe with any lead..
As far as Cordero, I hope he is unloaded because I can see him getting
real bad very fast despite his "great" season. Coco has the potential to
be GRAVES like if you know what I mean? He hasn't had a real pressure
save since he pitched with the Brewers in September, three years
back...How many times has he walked the first batter he has faced this
year? He has been very good with a whole lotta luck. I want Massett and
Cueto to be at the back end of this bullpen in the future. Mark my
words, Cueto will flourish in the pen, Rhodes although old can be
valuable as a specialist and if he is limited to under 60 innings
Stop giving up on Maloney so quickly, he is young and throws left
handed. Yeah, yeah,yeah GABP fcator makes him a non starter for Reds. I
think not. Too early to tell on this guy yet.....
From: john smith on 1 Oct 2009 15:45
I always thought them balls required a special kind of mud from a
special river down south. I also thought the umpires did it. Leaving
this out of the umpires hands opens this up to a whole lot of
chicanery.... I think it really is important in cold weather...
From: JustTom on 1 Oct 2009 15:39
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:07:18 -0400, "Bob Braun" <oxinfla(a)hotmail.com>
>LaRussa accused Arroyo of doctoring the ball with pine tar last night.
TLR also thinks that any pitcher who hits a batter does it on purpose
and should have an automatic suspension.
He way overthinks himself and seems to have a pretty blind eye when
any peds talks comes up about his boys, but I'd hold my nose and
welcome him with open arms if Duncan were in tow.
From: HTP on 1 Oct 2009 16:05
On Oct 1, 10:07 am, "Bob Braun" <oxin...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> LaRussa accused Arroyo of doctoring the ball with pine tar last night.
Isnt pine tar sticky? I thought pitchers like to cheat using a
substance that would lubricate the ball and make it slip out of thier
hand, like Vagisil for instance.
From: JustTom on 1 Oct 2009 15:55
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:05:09 -0700 (PDT), HTP <tmbowman25(a)yahoo.com>
>On Oct 1, 10:07=A0am, "Bob Braun" <oxin...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> LaRussa accused Arroyo of doctoring the ball with pine tar last night.
>Isnt pine tar sticky? I thought pitchers like to cheat using a
>substance that would lubricate the ball and make it slip out of thier
>hand, like Vagisil for instance.
eeewhew. That's nasty.
"Sticky" can hold your grip longer and get a tighter spin.