Okay, just got a new computer and I don’t have photoshop installed yet, so I’m just going to post a few unedited, uncropped pics to hold you over until I can post some better ones. I really like the last two, showing one of the better Joe Nuxhall tributes we witnessed on Opening Day:

Opening Day in Cincinnati

Tribute to Joe Nuxhall

Tribute to Joe Nuxhall

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9 Responses

  1. Jared

    Neat pictures, I wish Cincinnati wasn’t so far away. I’ll be at Wrigley on the 17th with my buddy’s nice camera.

  2. Sultan of Swaff

    I know it’s hard to extrapolate things from one game, but I have two things. #1–Coco Cordero is gonna be good. He’s the epitome of a closer. #2–I’m suspicious Patterson will hit enough to justify his above average defense. Any others??

  3. Dan

    Cool pictures – thanks. I like the Nuxhall tribute w/ everyone wearing #41, and very cool that it was a total secret.

  4. Dan

    Re: Patterson, I’m actually thinking a straight-up platoon between him and Hopper is not a bad idea.

    Having excellent defense in CF is REALLY important, and in the long run makes your pitching look a little better than it is.

    Your SS and 2B get a lot of balls, and if they’re good they can take away singles.

    Your CF, if good, can take away singles, doubles, triples, and occasionally HR’s.

    So was Corey’s diving catch pretty sweet? I had it on the radio (online) and the announcers were raving about it.

  5. GregD

    Will Adam Dunn hit fewer homeruns this year if he takes a different approach at the plate with runners on base (like his RBI groundout yesterday.) Will it impact his RBI total?

  6. Mike Martz

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing them.

  7. GregD

    Homer Bailey will be fine. Article from the Louisville Paper today.

    Bailey’s nine starts with the Reds were a humbling experience, as was his spring. And he’s beginning the new season back in Louisville.

    “We lose track of how hard this game is,” Bailey said yesterday. “There’s a reason there are only a select few up there and there’s even a more select few that excel. It’s not something that’s going to be learned overnight.”

    Bailey will be the Bats’ opening-day pitcher. It’s not something he expected, but he’s learning not to rush his ascent to the major leagues.

    “I have probably (less) patience than anybody,” he said. “When I’m not doing as well as I can, I do have to sit back and say, ‘Take a look at the big picture. Take a step back and slow down and get everything under control.’ “

    The Bats season opener is Thursday.

  8. preach

    It sure sounds like a mature approach to me. Looking forward to having him with the big club later this season.

  9. Chad

    Send the pictures along, Jared, and we’ll be happy to post a few.