Here’s a game thread, if anyone is planning to watch.
Brian Lawrence vs. Brandon Claussen. A battle of 5+ ERAs. Make sure your seatbelts are fastened and your arms must remain inside the car at all times.
Rich Aurilia is batting second. Second! With an OPS of 594. Meanwhile, Austin Kearns is finally back in the lineup, but he’s batting 7th. This isn’t a joke, I’m serious.
I hope Kearns is traded soon. He doesn’t deserve the treatment he’s received here, and I can’t wait to see him flourish elsewhere.
Here’s the bottom line, though: Dave Miley must be fired.
I have refrained from saying until now because, frankly, I kinda like the guy. But it’s become increasingly clear that he is incompetent. He has no idea what he’s doing.
I’m sick of this.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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