Rich Aurilia on Miley’s firing:
“It’s a step in the right direction.”
From Kent Mercker:
..it’s not going to fix anything. It’s not their fault we’re leaving balls up in the zone. It’s not his fault we’re falling behind hitters and having to give in a little bit and giving up home runs. It’s not Miley’s fault that we’re getting picked off first base. It’s not Miley’s fault that we missed the hit and run sign and got a guy thrown out at second base.”
On Don Gullett:
People think someone is to blame. Ultimately the responsibility is on my shoulders. To blame Gully would be wrong. It’s not his fault. He can only tell you how to do it
He was always the kind of guy that wouldn’t over-analyze, would more or less let you figure things out for yourself while at the same time giving you a push in the right direction. He never tried to bury you with his theories or his ideas.
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.