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Comment 21 Sep 2015

I feel like the OC(s) are in a tough position because of the questions at QB.  It seems like we don't have an identity.  Plain and simple, we can't run the same plays with Cardale as we do with JT.  They are different types of players.  One is a threat to throw it over the defense.  The other is a threat to run.  Who are we?  We can do either well.  Not both.  

Comment 28 May 2015

If you come down 33 from Columbus, you'll go by Athens.  On down the road an hour you could hit Parkersburg, WV and that's a good time.  After that it's just Charleston.

Comment 22 May 2015

Headed to Duck the second week of June.  Hope the riptides are a little less intense than they were the last time I was there.

Comment 22 May 2015

if you're a "great outdoors" family, West Virginia has some beautiful state parks.  Great whitewater rafting and fishing in the Fayetteville area.  Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Stonewall Jackson Resort, and The Greenbrier are a little more expensive private resorts but really nice with lots of things for the family. 

Comment 19 May 2015

Meso is locked up with a new contract and is about to go on the DL for the year.  We can only hope he gets healthy enough to catch.  I'd keep Frazier.  He's a solid 3rd baseman, is getting better at the plate, and most of all he's a vocal leader.  I'd keep Billy but I wouldn't have him in the lead off spot just yet. I'd keep Cozart and put him in the leadoff spot for now with the hopes of him batting 2nd or 3rd when Billy grows up.  I'm not sure anyone will touch Votto's contract so we're set at 1st.  I hate to say it but I'm afraid BP is headed out. 

Comment 19 May 2015

The truth about Bruce is that he is a great right fielder and a very streaky hitter.  The belief was that as he matured he would become more consistent at the plate.  He hasn't.  .200 and 20 is what he is.  He shouldn't be put in a spot of the lineup that needs hits, he should be in spot of the lineup that getting a hit is gravy.   As for trading, good luck.  

Votto, on the the other hand, is a guy who gets on base.  His streaks don't involve average so much as they do power.  He has weeks where everything he hits goes to the wall or over it.  Then he'll go a week without hitting a ball hard.  In my mind, Votto is a 2 hole hitter.

I have no idea how much money the reds are willing to spend but if I had to guess, I'd say both Cueto and Leake are headed elsewhere.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu

So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!
I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye


Comment 26 Nov 2014

I was just typing this same statement.  No way he leaves or moves his family without some $$.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Today is my son's third birthday so the week off came at the right time for me. Now if I could get Gene to keep Sept 20 as the bye week for the next couple years I'll be great. Once he turns 5, September 20 will be spent watching the bucks live, no matter where they are. 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

Listen, I love watching Brax play ball. He is the most elusive qb I've ever seen. With that said, he's not (or hasn't been) the best qb. I know at times last year, I felt like our offense as a whole, looked better with Smooth Jazz in. If JT learned anything from Kenny G, I hope it was to be ready and be yourself. JT isn't Braxton but maybe we don't need him to be. 

Comment 31 Jul 2014

Mid season trades haven't been popular with this GM.  I hate it but the injuries have done this lineup in.  The sad thing is, the "role" players, ie: Billy,Frazier, Mes, Pena, are doing their parts.  It's a shame the big sticks are out.  I like Jay Bruce as a man but would trade him in a heartbeat.  A championship caliber team can't wait out the 2 months of looking like a single A player for the 2 weeks of an MLB right field bat.  I'd probably stick with Cozy just because he is soo good in the field and still young and cheap.

Comment 28 Apr 2014

I'm more of a hunter than a shooter but love to pull the trigger either way.  Love to plink with the Remington Speedmaster .22LR my dad gave me.  I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 in case of emergency.  Just busted a turkey Saturday morning with my Mossberg 835.