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BobbyO

  • joined Mar 27, 2008
  • last login Oct 07, 2013
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I haven't updated my own blog since 5/1/05... impressive.

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Johnnie B. Baker and the Legend of Knifey-Spoony

A somewhat interesting article on WAR over 5 year spans, but found this tidbit particularly intriguing: 1989-1993: Barry Bonds (46.3), Rickey Henderson (34.3), Cal Ripken (30.3), Ryne Sandberg (29.4), Ken Griffey Jr. (28.6) Speaking of 1993, Bonds was off-the-charts spectacular that season, as he led the NL in home runs, RBIs, on-base percentage, slugging and total bases, scored 129 runs, won a Gold Glove, stole 29 bases, cured the sick and kept the fog out of San Francisco. An interesting note: Bonds spent most of that season batting fifth, as Dusty Baker wanted to split Clark and Bonds, two left-handed batters, with righty Matt Williams. So Baker hit his best hitter fifth, giving him fewer plate appearances over the course of the season (about 30 fewer than if he’d hit third all season), and the hitter with the lowest OBP fourth, cutting into Bonds’ RBI opportunities. It’s likely that if Baker had gone Williams, Bonds, Clark or Bonds, Williams, Clark, the Giants may have won an extra game or two ... and beat out the Braves.

Castellini says Dusty is "absolutely safe" thru 2010

I'm sure this is going to be part of the Reposter, but I thought it deserved a separate forum for discourse.

The Excitement of Opening Day, Same Now as in 1947

I thought this was worthy of a fanshot, especially the first part.

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Flag Please: DR v. The Netherlands

Edinson just threw out his first pitch and I know at least some of you guys are watching.  That said, I though a game thread would be in order.  And, of course, rather than going to the person...

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Another reason to hate Cubs fans

I don't know if anybody caught this a few months ago, but I was rooting around for baseball previews this morning and found it.  Wow.Who spends this much time and effort just to talk trash?  That...

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The next two weeks are the hardest

The two weeks that begin tomorrow and run until pitchers and catchers report are by far the toughest of the offseason for me (and I am sure for many of you). I am desparate for anything baseball (I...

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Off-Day Poll Question

With the shenanigans going on around here over the last few days, I thought it would be appropriate to create this poll. What Red Reporter reject got on your nerves the most? Whose inane arguments...

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I Wonder

I wonder what it would have taken for the Yankees and Red Sox to have NOT led off BBTN tonight? Another no-hitter? perfect game? 27 up, 27 K's? I understand that it was a pretty thrilling...

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Freel inks extension

Per C. Trent: Freel signed a two-year extension today, ensuring that he runs into outfield walls and talks to imaginary little people for the Reds through the 2009 season...Discuss amongst...

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Spring Training Game Thread: Game 14 vs. Devil Rays

Am I the only one so desperate for baseball that I continue to follow meaningless exhibition games. If so, this thread ought to be awfully lonely. We join the action in the top of the 3rd...

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Dear Josh Hamilton,

The nation does not believe in you.  I might as well be driving your bandwagon, but people around the country seem to think that Sammy Sosa has a better chance at a comeback than you do.  To me,...

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Saarloos Guaranteed a Spot?

From the Enquirer:Harang and Bronson Arroyo give the Reds a solid 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation for the next two years at least. Arroyo is signed through 2008."That's a good two-fifths (of a...

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Reds in HD?

In light of JD's post on Extra Innings' exclusivity agreement with DirecTV, I was wondering if anybody has any information about Reds games being broadcast in HD this season.  The reason why I ask...

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Bonds says Rose should be in Hall of Fame

ESPN.com is running an AP article (sorry forgot how to insert hyperlinks) that quotes Barry Bonds as supporting the induction of Pete Rose and Mark McGwire into the Hall of Fame.  I can understand...

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Are you excited?

The Reds reveal their new uniforms tomorrow.  I am very afraid that the Cincinnati Reds are going to look like the Cincinnati Cubs if this whole "blue trim" thing comes to fruition.  Or maybe we...

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Guardado to have Tommy John Surgery

AP reports that "Everyday Eddie" will undergo Tommy John surgery.  That folks, is what you call a career ending injury.  What a shame.  I really got to like the guy, he was a serious gamer.D...

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Griffey Split

I have been very curious about this topic, unfortunately I am not a "stat guy".  Could someone come up with a split of Griffey's numbers with Aurillia protecting him in the line up as compared to...

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National Spotlight

ESPN has finally caught on to the great run the Reds have put together so far--as I write this ESPN.com's MLB frontpage is dedicated to the Reds. Unfortunately, all of the articles are Insider...

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Griffey on the DL

The Enquirer reports that Ken Griffey Jr. was placed on the 15 day DL this evening, retroactive to April 13. I don't know what to make of this. The thing that makes me the most upset is that Doc...

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ESPN Reports: LaRue to have knee surgery...

Well that probably puts the nix on the whole LaRue for Penny rumor, and the Ross deal is starting to make more sense.  What is more disturbing than LaRue's bad knee is that this new regime is...

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How wrong does this picture look...

I was okay with the Casey trade, but how wrong does that uniform look on him... or is it just me?To fill up the character requirement why don't I just reminisce about Casey's awkward rumble down...

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Taking a Look Back

i found this amusing.  it is the last entry in my ill-fated blog.  the date was 5/1/05, though it seems like i wrote it ages ago.  i feel like the reds have come a long way since writing this...

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