I’m still frustrated over last night’s game. That game just encapsulated, in a nutshell, all the frustrations that we, as Reds fans, have been experiencing over the many consecutive losing seasons we’ve been suffering through.

I’m so sick of watching this team play like the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Of course, that isn’t stopping me from heading up to Cincinnati tomorrow for the Nationals series. I’m hopeless. After the last seven or eight years, I guess there’s nothing the Reds can do to me to make me give up on them. That’s a pretty sad statement about me, I’d say.

What a miserable franchise the Reds have become. Oh well, there’s no night like tonight to begin turning that around. Here’s to a win tonight, and a win in this series. It’s a start!

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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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  1. It’s RHer going for the Pirates so the line-up is:

    Jay Bruce cf
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Ken Griffey Jr. rf
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Adam Dunn lf
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Joey Votto 1b
    Paul Bako c
    Daryl Thompson p

  2. In case you have not heard, Gonzo is out for the year. 😯 😯 😯

    Also Fogg’s back is fine but the Reds keep rehabbing him.

  3. Chad, there’s nothing sad about still being a REDs fan. True fans never jump ship during a rough stretch! It makes it all that much better when they turn things around and the bandwagon starts to fill up again.

  4. Chad, it is sad but we’re her to support you because we’re all sad. I say we start “The Reds Loser Support Group”. 🙄 😕

  5. Posted this on the Weathers thread but in case you missed it:

    Fantasy Owner Rips Team

  6. See that Thompson is looking forward to swinging the bat.

  7. Hope he lasts until his spot comes up in the batting order.

  8. What’s with the hits with two strikes? What’s Bako calling?

  9. Throw some balls. They’re hitting the strikes.

  10. I noticed last night that there were a ton of hits with two strikes and only 0-2 balls…anyone else notice?

  11. Nothing like digging an early hole.

  12. jeez. I am 21years old and have been a Reds fan all my life, going to my frist game when I was a month. living where a majority of the people I know are Indians fans and hearing all their crap. I don’t have any memories of 1990 other than what I have watched of old clips. I am ready for a winning season, I am ready to wacth the Reds in October instead of saying “well there is always next year.” ugh…Since we are now in the 2nd half of the season I am hoping they will be better than in the first half and will atleast get to .500. Its already 4-0, and it is hard to be optimistic. Hopefully the Reds will get some hits and then actually be able to get them in. 😐

  13. Hopefully this guy is worse than Thompson this inning. SCORE SOME RUNS!!!!

    BRUUUUUUUUCE

  14. BRUUUUUUUUUCE!

  15. Looks like Van Blah Blah has an ERA similar to Thompson’s…as the battle for the basement continues!!

  16. Nice blast by Dunn. This pitcher sucks bad enough to be the Reds’ 5th starter!

  17. Jen, that is a similar story to a friend of mine who is an Indians fans. He had no memory of their last WS championship (1948).

  18. Here comes the lethal bat of Paul Bako. Lethal as it’s killing us.

  19. Our baserunning RULES

  20. Jay Bruce for President

  21. I’m not a big fan of three run homers. All they do is kill rallies! LOL

  22. Looks like Bruce is back!

  23. BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCEEEE!!!!

    and may I say I love Joey Votto too!!! (Reds furture doesn’t look to bad).

  24. Yikes. 5-5 already in the 3rd?

    I wonder if this Pirates starter is a guy that Bruce faced in the minors. Hence familiarity.

  25. Bruce may be pretty familiar with him, DA. Van Benschoten pitched for Indy the last 2 years, which plays in the same division as Louisville.

  26. I was pretty sure Bruce was going to hit that 2nd bomb. I actually think he’s going to hit 4 tonight.

  27. It’s great that George Grande is a positive guy, but he’s so liberal with the praise that it’s utterly impossible to take him seriously. Every single person he talks about is “a great person.” I’m pretty sure he just said this guy was the greatest man he’s ever known. I’m not even sure how he’d know the guy.

  28. We won the series with the Yankees, we’re going to lose the series with the Pirates. Grrr…

    I just want to say that I understand, because when I played tennis in my high school, it was harder to beat the guys who were really terrible than the guys around my level…

  29. Who in the heck is Xavier Nady?

  30. It’s somebody else in disguise, like Hairston.

  31. I’ve been in and out tonight. So what was Thompson’s problem tonight other than he was throwing hittable strikes?

  32. He’s a fetus. As much as I like having all these young players with bright futures, I think it’s possible to have too many fetuses in your rotation like we do.

  33. Also, Edwin looks like Tracy Morgan.

  34. Since Dunn looks like Wi Ferrell maybe the Reds are really the cast from SNL.

    😀

  35. that would explain the laughable record.

  36. Does Nady season scream ‘roids?

  37. This team is pathetic

  38. Why would you take out Votto?

  39. Majewski is an idiot.

  40. Why would you take out Votto?

    Because the manager is an idiot.

  41. I think I have figured out what the Reds problem is. None of these people have every played baseball before this year. They sure play like it.

  42. The Oklahoma City Supersonics???

  43. Like I said, we have too many fetuses. Bruce looks 4 years old in his player picture on gameday.

    The main problem though, is Dumpy Baker. I wonder what would happen if they fired him and brought in Pete Mackanin as an interim.

    …WHY DIDN’T THEY KEEP HIM?!?!?!?!

  44. Because Baker is a BS artist and sold Castellini on how wonderful he is.

  45. Also, I feel like Castellini wanted to flash his wallet at us this offseason to make us think he’s actually going to do something with this franchise.

  46. What was Rivas looking at? The clown was standing there then finally started to run. The Reds must be incredibly stupid to be beaten by a team as stupid as the Pirates.

  47. Let’s have a starting line-up tomorrow night that has everyone playing a position other than their own. Let’s reverse the batting order as well with the pitcher leading off.

    BTW, did Majewski catch any crap for not covering 1B last inning?

  48. Do you guys think that the players know there’s a bunch of us who actually sit here and watch the entire game every single night and discuss it and talk about how upset we are? If so, do you think they laugh at us?

  49. At least we have only left three on base tonight.

  50. If they read this stuff I doubt they laugh except at maybe the funny stuff. If somebody ran a blog about me doing my job and was critical then I would probably be upset.

  51. haha, I guess you’re right, I’m sure (or at least I hope) they’re taking this whole losing thing harder than we are.

  52. I’m sure they are. I wonder if they hate their manager as much as we do?

  53. Not Corey Patterson

  54. The players probably love the comments about George Grande.

    Good Lord!!! Another HR!!!

  55. Someone should do a music video of maple bats shattering to the tune of the Rolling Stones “Shattered.”

  56. Did I miss anything, oh just more sub .500 Pirates smashing runs in. And yes, I think they hate the manager as much as we do and that is why even the good players are playing so bad, it’s contagious. Dusty is a fool and everyone knows it.

  57. wow….I have been kind of watching the game and also studying …..what is going on?….do they know they are playing the pirates??????? UGH!!! 😕

  58. The only thing worse than watching the Reds is reading the rantings of Y City Jim and mhopp. Comical that Y City is blaming Bako. Is David Ross your daddy?

  59. Ah, Bako.

  60. Is Paul Bako 80-years-old? He sure looks and hits like it.

  61. Good to hear from you ARed…missed you much

  62. Since I rant about Bako here’s another. He is batting .157 (.232 OBP) over the past 30 days. Can this offense afford that? While Ross is hardly lighting it up (.225 BA .340 OBP) it is an improvement.

  63. Dusty not doing a post game.

  64. Now he is doing a post game.

  65. Don’t get me wrong, Bako is not great, but Ross is just as bad and is worse defensively.

    mhopp-Surprised you haven’t mentioned Ben Jukich in like three days.

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About Chad Dotson

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. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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