In today’s Enquirer, he’s quoted as saying:

“I felt like I was swinging pretty good,” he said. “I wasn’t getting any breaks. In the at-bat before I got hurt, I hit the ball hard right at the shortstop on a hit-and-run. There’s nothing you can do about that.”

At the time of his injury, he was 0 for his last 15 and 4 for his last 32.

On what planet can that be considered “swinging pretty good”?

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. The Reds seem to sign these players who have no concept of their own abilities and value.

    Felipe!

  2. First off, lemme just say that aurilla is terrible. There is a reason that the non-offensive post injury bonds giants got rid of him. He is terrible. That season he had a couple of years ago with the giants and put up mvp type numbers was a fluke. Griffey-esque eh!!!!

  3. Notice that Aurilia said that he was “swinging pretty good,” not that he was seeing well or hitting worth a crap. I guess he was speaking aesthetically, rather than pragmatically.

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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