Thursday, December 22, 2011

Let's Go #Redsmas Caroling: Day 4

Fact: 162 games is a longggg season, and that's exactly what an MLB schedule entails. During those grueling 162 contests there is bound to be some that don't go your way, there's no "ifs", "ands", or "buts" about it. So what do managers do during these frustrating bouts of defeat? I'll tell you -- they tab a sacrificial lamb, errr I mean pitcher, from the bullpen and let him go through agony on the rubber for the betterment of the team. For Dusty Baker and the Reds that guy was none other than Carlos Fisher in 2011.

For the sake of comparison, you could say Fisher was treated like a redheaded step-child last year. Not only was he called up and sent down multiple times throughout the year, but of the 17 games he pitched in for the Reds, 16 of them resulted in losses. In fact, there was only one occasion all season where he entered a game to pitch with his team leading (June 11th @ SF in 10-2 W).

So, Fisher, this one's for you man. This is not a knock on Dusty at all, as it's well-known that all clubs have this type of reliever on their roster. But without further suspense, I present to you our modified version of the timeless Christmas jingle "Let It Snow", or as we like to call it "Let Him Throw". Here's Michael Buble's version to help you sing-a-long.

Let Him Throw

Oh, the scoreboard in left is frightful,
But this toothpick is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let him throw, let him throw, let him throw.

Their bats show no signs of stopping,
And I brought some corn for popping;
The chance of a comeback is low,
Let him throw, let him throw, let him throw.

When we finally get three outs,
How I'll hate clearing the bench;
But if we play our cards right,
Tomorrow we can always clinch!

The crowd is slowly dying,
And, my gosh, we're still really trying,
But as long as their big lead grows,
Let him throw, let him throw, let him throw.

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