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it's so frustrating being a Reds fan now.

Posted on: June 14, 2008 10:38 pm
We have got to be the laughing stock of MLB. We have as much young talent in our organization as anyone, but yet we can't and won't win. We are currently in the midst of watching the most nauseating case of "coach's pet" I've ever seen. Corey Patterdooshbag is the worst player I've ever seen in a Reds uniform, but Busty seems to think he's our answer for a leadoff hitter. Why don't we just throw Bronson Arroyo in CF, he has a better on-base percentage!!! Patterdooshbag is hitting .195, Jay Bruce hitting .391. And Patterdoosh started in CF last night. To make matters even more ridiculous, the Cards bring in Flores, a lefty specialist, and with Bruce, Valentin, Cabrera, and the entire pitching staff on the bench, he leaves the Doosh in!!! Last night, June 11, Patterdoosh went 0 for 4, seeing a grand total of 6 pitches. And this is our leadoff hitter?!?!?!? According to Baker, "a leadoff hitter is the hardest spot to find". Really??!! It's hard to find someone who can hit over .195 and a better OBP than Arroyo??? These are the kinds of idiotic brains that are running this team. Hopper and Keppinger are close to coming back. I would put money down that says that Busty finds a way to keep Patterloser on the roster as he always does. A team is only as good as its weakest link. Quite obviously, our manager and "superstar" CF are our weakest links and the worst at both of their positions in the majors. This season is just sickening. Our coaching staff doesn't seem to have any inclination to change the free swinging approach our hitters have this year, striking out, grounding into double plays, and just generally being horrible situational hitters. This season is just a terrible waste. We have no chance with this Busty-Pattycake love affair going on in front of our very eyes. Getting these two on the team together was Krivsky's worst move by far. Nothing good has or will come out of this. These two make the Kearns/Lopez deal look like a work of genius. This is crippling. At least in the Kearns/Lopez deal we got Bray and Daryl Thompson who may still pan out yet. But, even if they do pan out, we're still screwed!!!! I didn't think any team would be more painful to watch than that of the 1982 Reds. This is more than painful. This is gutwrenching. Every time I see that egomaniac, idiot-ass, incompetant, "it's just a game" saying Pattermoron, I just want to cry. And this is Busty's all-time favorite player. I hate them both.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2008 3:07 pm

it's so frustrating being a Reds fan now.

yeah, we have a shot to win once every 5th game.  Not exactly something to stride for.  And with Busty as the manager, We have a shot to lose every game.

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2008 1:56 am

it's so frustrating being a Reds fan now.

Hey look on the bright side, at least you guys have Volquez.  Alot of teams would do anything to have him.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2008 3:52 pm

it's so frustrating being a Reds fan now.

I hear ya but this team will turn around. I heard that Willie Randolph was fired from the Mets and I think it would be great if we took him fired Dusty and gave Dusty to the Mets. Trading Adam Dunn is not the recipe for success and I think keeping Griffey would be best at this point. The pitching has greatly improve and I don't see whats wrong with fans not liking CoCo Cordero. He has been great the times hes is put in. The shortstops on the team seem to have a curse but soon Jeff Keppinger and Norris Hopper will be back. They are currently in rehab in Triple A. I really look forward to the team turning around.

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2008 11:03 pm

it's so frustrating being a Reds fan now.

I hear you, Hoosier. The Reds should be good this year, but it hasn't exactly panned out so far. I thought, as well as some other Reds fans, that Dusty would be able to turn them around but it hasn't happened yet. Corey Patterson is terrible and should be benched. He is awful and has got to be the easiest out in all of baseball. It's sad to say that it would be a tough choice for me as to who I would send to the plate if my choices were Patterson or Francisco Cordero; CP is simply that bad.

Nice blog, Hoosiers!


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