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Monday, April 16, 2012
In these times of instant gratification, it is normal for baseball fans to contemplate hemlock when their local nine rumbles to a rocky start.
And such is the case with fans of the Cincinnati Reds, a team that recently invested the gross national product of Chile into two players.
And in the offseason, the team made deals and signings that pumped up fandom into thinking this team might win 105 games without really trying.
...If there is anybody who doesn’t carry a panic button in the back pocket of his baseball pants, it is Reds manager Dusty Baker.
“Baseball is a marathon, a 27-mile run,” he said. “We’re only a bout a mile-and-a-half into the season. No, it is not fun to watch right now, but that’s when you have to scratch and claw. It is when you have to get down the bunts, hit sacrifice flies, take the extra base and do all the little things that help you win.”
And if the NL continues to hit .240 (lowest since .239 in 1908)...Dusty Baker might finally be right.
Posted: April 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM | 13 comment(s)
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