August 7, 2006

I’m Back

Hi, everyone. What'd I miss?

I see that Gary Majewski still hasn't found his stride. According to Marc, after last night's debacle Majewski “bolted from the clubhouse as soon as the media walked in.” Poor guy. It's not his fault they keep sending him out there.

I see that Bronson Arroyo still can't seem to find win #10. At least the team didn't lose this time.

I see that Jerry Narron, as great a guy as he is, still is having trouble with line-up construction and bullpen management. You know, the Reds are over .500, leading the wildcard, and challenging St. Louis for first in the NLC, so Narron is clearly doing something right. Unfortunately, he's just as clearly doing some things wrong.

Perhaps they could set up a tag-team managing staff. Narron could be in charge of “doing the little things” and someone else could be in charge of who plays third or pitches the eighth inning.

Sort of like the Cardinals could use a different manager to take over in the post-season.

Speaking of the Cardinals: the series starts tonight! The last time our boys faced the Cards, they swept them to take first place. And it just so happens that we have just the right number of games in this series so that a sweep would take first again. It's fate, baby. And it's something I'm not going to miss.

P.S. - Thanks, Joel, for taking over in my absence. You are truly the premier substitute Reds blog writer.

6 comments to “I’m Back”

  1. Hey there – I’m dumb. I didn’t look at the schedule before planning two dinner outings this week (today and tomorrow). So here’s a little smack: how bad are the Reds that they can’t capitalize on TWO 8-game losing streaks by the Cards? We’ll resume Wednesday?

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dude, how bad are the Cards to *have* two 8-game losing streaks? That’s downright Cubs-esque!

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thanks J. Happy to be here.

  4. Elle says:

    Sorry for your loss, but it’s great to have you back.

    It wasn’t this bad until we played the Cubs and suddenly, we were the Cubs. I think the Cubs have been spreading the suck bug from team to team. They gave it to us, we couldn’t give it to the Phils, the Brewers may have gotten it, but sorry – you might be infected. (That would make a really nice relationship graph like for STDs…)

    (Is it appropriate to both express condolences and talk mild smack in the same comment?)

  5. Joel says:

    Glad to help, RHM! And I’m even happier to have you back. Did you bring any mojo back with you? This team could sure use a heavy dose of it right now.