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Sunday, July 29, 2012

If the Reds win today, announcer Marty Brennaman has vowed to shave his head

Oi! ~~~~ LATEST BUZZCUT - Reds up 6-2 in 6th!

During the back-and-forth banter on the team plane with bench coach Chris Speier, Marty Brennaman said he would shave if the Reds won 10 in row.

This happened a couple of weeks ago. The Reds have won nine in a row going into today. Speier and other witnesses reminded Brennaman of the promise when he arrived this morning.

“I’m a man of my word,” Brennaman said. “I’ll do it.”

“Our broadcaster is going to rooting against us today,” Speier said.

“No, I ain’t,” Brennaman said. “I might like it.”

Brennaman said he’ll lose his famous poofy hair Friday in the Reds clubhouse. Homer Bailey has volunteered to man the clippers.

“I’ve got TV commercials to do (Monday), then I’m off,” he said.

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2012 at 04:53 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: July 29, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4195311)
The best way to do this: Blindfold Brennaman...then bring Adam Dunn in to do the clipping.
   2. robinred Posted: July 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4195318)
Reds up 7-2 in the 9th. If the Reds win 15 in a row, then BTF will have a "Things We Like about Dusty Baker" thread.

   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4195330)
Dusty Baker is a better manager than his BFF Gary Matthews is an announcer. There's something, anyway.
   4. bobm Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4195345)
From B-R PI:

Team Winning Streaks Since 2000:
 W. #
20. 1
15. 3
12. 7
11 11
10 22
 9 44


Interesting, 50% of teams with streaks of 9, 10, or 11 wins won their next game.
   5. Boxkutter Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4195349)
Reds up 7-2 in the 9th. If the Reds win 15 in a row, then BTF will have a "Things We Like about Dusty Baker" thread.


whoa... Whoa... WHOA! I think you need to think these things out before typing them, buddy. And don't speak for the rest of us who haven't lost a few marbles.
   6. SteveF Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4195361)
Marty was halfway there already.
   7. jacjacatk Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4195386)
Interesting, 50% of teams with streaks of 9, 10, or 11 wins won their next game.


As a rule, I'd expect ~50% of teams with streaks of X games to win game X+1.
   8. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:52 PM (#4195396)
As a rule, I'd expect ~50% of teams with streaks of X games to win game X+1.

I'd expect it to be slightly above 50% for larger values of X, since above average teams are more likely to compile a large number of consecutive wins, and thus will make up a larger part of the sample.
   9. Lance Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4195402)
As a rule, I'd expect ~50% of teams with streaks of X games to win game X+1.

I'd expect it to be slightly above 50% for larger values of X, since above average teams are more likely to compile a large number of consecutive wins, and thus will make up a larger part of the sample.


Man, I know there's a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead joke in there somewhere, but I'm not smart enough to dig it out.
   10. Obo Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4195418)
I'd expect it to be slightly above 50% for larger values of X, since above average teams are more likely to compile a large number of consecutive wins, and thus will make up a larger part of the sample.

Plus you're playing the same team you managed to beat yesterday more often than not.
   11. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4195487)
The Reds are red hot. And by "red hot" I mean "playing the Cubs and Astros and Rockies".

That was a ha ha only serious, but I do think with Votto the Reds are probably the best team in the National League. Not that it means anything once the playoffs start, other than they won't have to worry about a play-in game (that'll be the Braves and Cardinals.)
   12. Xander Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4195491)
Give me a Giants, Reds, Nationals, Pirates playoffs and I'll be extremely happy.

   13. caprules Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4195504)
Someone wrote here a few years ago that one of the safest ways to bet is to bet on a streak continuing once it got past 3 games. This applied to both winning, and losing, I believe.
   14. hokieneer Posted: July 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM (#4195578)
That was a ha ha only serious, but I do think with Votto the Reds are probably the best team in the National League. Not that it means anything once the playoffs start, other than they won't have to worry about a play-in game (that'll be the Braves and Cardinals.)


I'm glad someone else sees it, but I don't. Lineup still concerns me and the bench is awful (well I guess that depends on what happens to Frazier when Votto comes back). They could also use a LH bat either off the bench or to platoon in LF/CF.

It's a pitching and defense based team which means they should stay in it till the end.

OH, and I agree with #1
   15. Sunday silence Posted: July 30, 2012 at 01:19 AM (#4195587)
what offensively based teams tend to collapse in sept?
   16. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: July 30, 2012 at 02:33 AM (#4195596)
How many games in a row do they have to win before Marty agrees to sew his mouth shut?

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