Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MLB Week 3 – What the @#$%!!!

Credit: USATSI

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Fabs, face, fact, fade, fado, fads, fail, fain, fair, fake, fall, falx, fame, fane, fang, fano, fans, fard, fare, farl, farm, faro, fart, fash, fast, fate, fats, faun, faux, fava, fave, fawn, fays, faze, feal, fear, feat, feck, feds, feeb, feed, feel, fees, feet, fehs, fell, felt, feme, fems, fend, fens, feod, fere, fern, fess, fest, feta, fete, fets, feud, feus, fiar, fiat, fibs, fice, fico, fido, fids, fief, fife, figs, fila, file, fill, form, film, find.

I just wrote down seventy seven f-bombs. Takes up a lot of space on a page doesn’t it?

These are. In fact, official Scrabble words.

Hey Bryan Price, do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Price seemed like a child who has learned a new word and couldn't wait to try it out.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

MLB Week 2 – Baseball is Taxing

Reds Cubs Baseball
Photo Credit: Nam Y. Huh (AP)

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

I know I’ve said this before, but I despise losing to St. Louis and the Cubs.

Question - How do you make Beer Battered Reds?

Answer - Put them in Busch Stadium and beat for three hours.

If I have to choose between having my fingernails ripped off with pliers or seeing the Reds bullpen blow leads, I’m going with the fingernails.

Watching Cincinnati’s relief pitching is a lot like watching a loved one die…..You know it’s going to happen, you just don’t know when.

Kevin Gregg’s stats through Wednesday; 0 – 1, 3.2 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs (all earned), 3 homers allowed and an ERA of 17.18.

Jumbo Diaz’s stats through Wednesday; 1 – 0, 4.1 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 2 homers allowed and an ERA of 8.31. But he DOES have one win.

The beat rolls on for Aroldis Chapman.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MLB Week 1 – Like Baseball, It’s Great to be Back!!!

Credit: www.reds.mlb.com

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

First of all I’d like to apologize for my absence during the last five months. My day job along with other family situations warranted my immediate attention so, unfortunately, I had to put this blog on the back burner for a while.

Have I missed much since my last article on November 2?

I really thought that Reds skipper Bryan Price had taken leave of his senses by sending Sam LeCure to Triple A Louisville while keeping J.J. (Hang ‘Em) Hoover on the big club. If he has several more appearances like Wednesday night/Thursday morning (2ip, 1h, 0r) my mind will change quickly.

A part of me likes the new batting order, another part of me doesn’t like it. The positive; Devin Mesoraco batting fourth, I really like that. His 2014 numbers showed that he earned the spot in the order. I only hope that hitting clean-up won’t make him try too hard to hit three run homers all the time. His .083 batting average says he’s pressing.