I think the Reds picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around.
Homer Bailey’s no-hitter got a lot of attention. But Bailey thinks he and his teammates should be getting more attention in general.
...“No one’s even paid attention,” Bailey said. “. . . You don’t hear about that on ESPN. We keep hearing about (the Reds in the 70s). Nobody’s talking about this team, this rotation, the things we’ve done, the amount of quality starts, the innings. Four guys over 200. Five guys making every start. Johnny Cueto about to go for his 20th win. He was in Cy Young contention.
“Nobody’s paying attention to it. Nobody’s paying attention to how our bullpen is probably the best in baseball.
“We come here last night and there’s (34,000) people. We go back home and there’s only 20,000. We’re a first-place team with a bunch of exciting things going on — whether it’s Todd Frazier going for Rookie of the Year or Joey Votto going for a batting title or Johnny Cueto up for a Cy Young. A rotation full of guys that day in day out take the ball.
“I don’t think we necessarily try to get attention. But I think what everybody is witnessing with this team is pretty special. It shouldn’t go overlooked.”
Posted: September 30, 2012 at 09:29 AM | 43 comment(s)
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