Saturday, April 29, 2017

MLB Week 3 - Insanity or Genius?

Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Ok, ok so what do I know anyway?

A couple of weeks ago, when our Reds were rolling at 7 – 2, I complimented Bryan Price for the way he handled the pitching staff.

Yeah, I spoke waaaaaay too soon.

His genius two weeks ago has quickly faded to insanity.

You probably see where this is going, and its way past due.

I don’t know if Price is holding the Reds hostage, or he knows deep dark secrets on GM Dick Williams, advisor to the GM Walt Jocketty, or owner Bob Castellini, but the time has come to show Bryan Price the door.

Can he turn it around? What do you think? He’s has the “keys to the car” for a little over three seasons and what has been the result? Eighty-six losses in 2014, ninety-eight losses in 2015, followed by last year’s ninety-four losses.
Two weeks ago, during what has become the only podcast of the season, Jack Ward and I remarked how this season felt different, seemed different, even had a different smell to it.

Bryan Price somehow put sawdust in the engine of this version of the Red Machine.

Useless Trivia; crooked used car dealers would put sawdust in the engine of a used car, hoping to pawn it off to an unsuspecting customer. The sawdust made the car run real smooth through the test drive and for several miles after the customer bought the car. When the sawdust burned off, the problems began. Thankfully most every state in the union have “Lemon Laws” to protect consumers.

Anyone know a good “Lemon Law” lawyer?

I guess the straw that broke the camel’s back was last Friday, when our Reds snatched defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to Red Killer Anthony Rizzo smashed a game tying three run homer off Michael Lorenzen, followed by Kris Bryant’s sacrifice fly giving Chicago the win.

Speaking of Jack Ward, he was among the masses freezing their, uh, butts during that game.

Jack said the temperature seemingly dropped about 75 degrees during the game.

One inventive person tried to start a fire during the game, but it froze.

Zack Cozart is having such a good season, thus far, it’s a shame to think he’ll be playing elsewhere by August.

I think the Cubs and Cardinals have turned their seasons around.

I wish I could say the same about the Reds.

Have a blessed week.

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