Horrible Chad Dotson 07/09/2008 10 I was at the game and I agree, this was terrible. But at least the Reds won. Share this:TweetPrint 10 Responses preach 07/09/2008 I actually thought they were kind of neat. At least they weren’t as garish as some of the stuff Houston, San Diego, or the White Sox have worn in the past. GregD 07/10/2008 I think it was the white pants that threw the whole look. Camo pants, and that doesn’t look bad. When SD does it, isn’t the whole uniform camo? Pete 07/10/2008 Yes, it’s late, and yes I’m irritable from driving 5 hours straight in a Econoline van with 4 bandmates and girlfriends(groupies?, sluts?) whatever…. I’m feeling salty so I’m going to address a few issues that have been bothering me for quite a while, yet I have refused to directly address them out of respect and politeness for members and participants of Redleg Nation. 1) We’ve all heard all the statistics pro and con, but Adam Dunn is unquestionably a way above average ball player (balancing offensive proficiency versus defensive deficiency), and EVERY team would be happy to pay some serious jack to retain his services. The naysayers say: “If he gave a shit he’d be so much better”. I say that those same naysayers would hate Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle because “if they didn’t stay up and party all night” they could be so much better. For all of you firmly ensconced in the text message generation I say STFU! and get your collective heads out of your asses. He is what he is and it is better than most. 2)Dusty has played Corey Playerisdone so much because he was hoping against hope that he (Dusty) would look like less of a fool to “management” for having initially pushed for the ludicous 3 mill deal. He’s been acting like a crazed gambler that rationalizes… “Well, I’ve lost so many times in a row that simple mathematics dictate to me that I’m bound to win eventually if I keep trying”. This is TERRIBLE management dictated by the need for personal retribution as opposed to team continuity. Unforgivable. 3) I went to Moeller High School and know Griffey, as well as a few of the Larkins, personally. Good people, hard workers, GREAT athletes, BUT if I see Griffey hit another ball off the wall and do that “I’m so cool that I’m going to trot out of the box because it MIGHT be a home run even though it probably isn’t and I’ll most likely lose an extra base” I might flip my lid. If Dusty had testicle one, this travesty would promptly disappear because even a random sports fan would recognize that these actions could irreparably damage a youngster idolizing Griffey and trying to emulate his game. I could go on forever, but I’m exhausted. Goodnight…..or good morning to you working stiffs 😎 AnnapolisRed 07/10/2008 Pete-Unfortunately not many others agree with you about Dunn. The Reds have tried to shop him for two years and nobody is interested. John of Muncie 07/10/2008 “EVERY team would be happy to pay some serious jack to retain his services.” And yet he has no trade value. Go figure. You’d think a team would swap for him and then sign him to an extension. You’re dead on about Bakerson. My guess is Jocketty has noted that one well and won’t have Baker in the room for that kind of influence again. Dallas 07/11/2008 “The naysayers say: Ã¢â‚¬Å“If he gave a shit heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be so much betterÃ¢â‚¬Â. I say that those same naysayers would hate Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle because Ã¢â‚¬Å“if they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay up and party all nightÃ¢â‚¬Â they could be so much better. ” I can look past a partying lifestyle if you put up decent numbers. Did you just compare Adam Dunn to Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle? Are you high? Pete 07/12/2008 Dallas, unfortunately I’m too busy to be able to respond in a timely fashion, so you probably will never even catch my response. I was simply trying to make the point that Dunn is what he is….and that’s an above average ball player. Regardless of how much better people think he could be for WHATEVER reason, just be happy for what he is. An above average player. For you to think I’m “high” just because you didn’t comprehend the context of my analogy speaks more to your ignorance as opposed to my (in your opinion) “chemically altered” state of mind. Common sense tells me that if you populate your ballclub with above average players such as Dunn, then you will field a winner. Dallas 07/12/2008 I say that those same naysayers would hate Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle because Ã¢â‚¬Å“if they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay up and party all nightÃ¢â‚¬Â they could be so much better. Ã¢â‚¬Â My point was that the differences between Dunn and Ruth & Mantle are so shockingly obvious that the analogy doesn’t work. If Ruth and Mantle had hit below .250 every year and set league records for strikeouts, you can bet there’d be quite a few more detractors. Pete 07/12/2008 Mickey Mantle led the league in strikeouts in 1952, 1954, 1958, 1959, and 1960. He was in the top 3 five other times. Babe Ruth led the league in strikeouts in 1918, 1923, 1924, 1927, and 1928. He came in 2nd SEVEN other times. When he retired he held the major league record for strikeouts only to have it broken years later by none other than Mickey Mantle. I’m not saying Dunn is in the same league as these HOFers, but please know your facts before you say I’m “high”. Pete 07/12/2008 Annapolis- The Reds must have called you personally to tell you this because it’s news to me.