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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Having never heard of this, I went back to look up the details about it. I don't think this applies. Garber entered the game to start the seventh inning and the Braves up only 8-4. That's a losable lead, especailly against a team that was 13 games better than them at that point. The Braves had scored five runs to take the lead in the 5th, and scored eight runs in the bottom of the 7th and 8th, so clearly, runs could be had. If he had come in fresh for the top of the 9th with a 12 run lead, or even worse, just to face Rose, then I think you'd have a gripe.



    I watched the video of it for the first time today. Pete bunted at the first pitch of the at-bat, a belt-high pitch on the inside corner. I agree, the other four pitches were balls, though strike two (pitch four) would have been close to a knee-high strike if he took it, and strike three (pitch five) was actually a phenomenal pitch that tailed away. It was a ball, but it was a pitch that looked like it might be a strike. A very good strikeout pitch. A pitcher isn't under an obligation to throw it straight down the pipe and dare him to beat him. He gave him one great pitch to hit, another decent, two unhittable, and fooled him to strike him out.




    I understand we all develop hatred of certain teams and tend to hold onto it even if its no longer true - I do the same - but I did find it interesting that most of the reasons noted in this thread aren't even in the last 15 years or so. At least I could get behind it if you all were talking about Brian McCann and the fun police days....
    41 years ago yesterday...
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    Aquino strikes out again and I don't think they threw curve balls like that in Louisville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack The Knife View Post
    41 years ago yesterday...
    I was playing softball and they were yelling to us the updates.

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    Wood mowing them down. Reds up 2-0 going to the third.

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    Votto leads off the third with a single followed by a single by Suarez. Votto goes first to third.

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    Aquino strikes out again but Reds get one more. Reds up 3-0 in bottom of third.

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    I defend this team in a lot, but I will never understand their baserunning, and they just keep coming up with new ways to look awful at it.

    That was impressive.

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    Reds add two more to make it 5-0. I have watched baseball nearly 50 years and just saw something I have never seen before. Braves appeal at third that Farmer left early with Winker on first. They threw to third and Farmer was safe but Winker had a brain lock and ran to second and was out by ten feet. The base running on this team is mind boggling. Took the bat right out of Suarez hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    I defend this team in a lot, but I will never understand their baserunning, and they just keep coming up with new ways to look awful at it.

    That was impressive.
    I totally agree but I am not sure the Reds did not tell him to run by the way they talking to him after the inning. They must have thought Farmer left early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    I totally agree but I am not sure the Reds did not tell him to run by the way they talking to him after the inning. They must have thought Farmer left early.
    If they thought he left early, it was the third out. What was the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack The Knife View Post
    If they thought he left early, it was the third out. What was the point?
    After thinking about it that is true. I guess it was an idiot play.

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    Wood gives up a solo homer. Reds 5-1 in the sixth inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    After thinking about it that is true. I guess it was an idiot play.
    I told my wife I had never seen anything like that in my life. Like you said, took the bat out of Suarez hands.

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    Wood gives up another solo homer. Reds up 5-2 going to the 7th inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack The Knife View Post
    I told my wife I had never seen anything like that in my life. Like you said, took the bat out of Suarez hands.
    Never saw it in 50 years. Run on an appeal play. Can't blame this one on David Bell.

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