Tagged: Opening day

Hot Dog Monday’s And Baseball On My Mind

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I may not be a fan of the Cubs, but I do what they brought to food! Chicago deep dish pizza, dipped sandwiches, and of course the Chicago Dog.

This a good news kind of Monday

First up, The Reds minus one dumb pickup (aka Madson) are healthy and looking good for opening day. I always worry a bit of what injuries will come out of Spring Training. I think this year we came out ok. Now all we have to do is get our pitching rotation worked out and we will be off to races!

What’s my opinion on the rotation? It’s fine as is, if we put Bailey in the bull pen and Chapman as a starter. Bailey is trade bait in my opinion, we’ve given him every chance in Cincy to make it happen with little help in the win column for it. It’s time to give another team a chance with him and hopefully recoup some of the money or talent that we lost with Madson being out for the year. Will the Reds do this? Probably not, should they…absolutely. Beyond that I look forward to Opening Afternoon

Yes folks it’s not Opening Night, it’s not Opening Day, It’s Opening Afternoon this year. The Marlins will be in town at 4pm after a late night game opening their new stadium. This will go one of two ways for the Reds, either they will be worn out and it’ll be an easy win for the Reds or they will still be on a adrenaline high and it could be really bad. Time will tell, but I’ll be happy to be sitting in my seat with a slice of LaRossa’s pizza either way.

Next stop on the happy train is I HAVE FOUND A FANTASY TEAM TO JOIN!!

Sadly my bloggers have given up on me (and I don’t blame them) So I was looking elsewhere for a league. To tell you how desperate it got, I’m on a league with a bunch of guys who work for Subaru in their eco friendly division. I don’t work for Suburu or any car company, I don’t drive a Subaru, and my current vehicle is far from eco friendly. Random fate really did bring this team to me. My team is the Rambling Reds. I’ll be asking for help during the season, so feel free to give me advice.

At this point all I can say is… The boys are playing their last spring training game today, tomorrow they fly back to Cincy, they get a good night’s sleep and then they line up on the starting line of America’s Marathon…Baseball

I can’t wait.

Say Goodbye To Football, and Hello To Baseball

Well today is the day. It’s the day that the football season hits it peak and then starts on in downhill slide into the offseason. The Patriots and the Giants put on a good show, but it’s just that a show. Vegas knew, Indy fans new, and most of the NFL knew how this game was going to end before it began.

Here comes baseball.

A mere 11 days away for most, we are just waiting to see the sports networks star to change their programming over to signs of baseball. At first it will be meaningless shots of fielders throwing the ball around, and a few guys standing around the batting cage. Then the spring training games will start. The few die hard fans will listen to a radio broadcast of them when available, just looking for some sign that there is a chance the team they left in September is better in March.

We’ve already started seeing the hype articles, read your mlb.com articles for your team. You’ll notice that new writers are spending some time writing some positive article telling you why you should be excited for this season. Where’s your normal beat writer? He’s still sleeping and developing his ideas of the season, he wouldn’t tag his name to these puff pieces. That’s okay though, we need the hype, if we don’t then how can we get the blood flowing toward the season.

All I can say at this point is bring it on.

I need a fantasy league to join.
I need to hear Marty and the gang on the radio.
I need my Opening Day tickets.
I need my MLB At Bat App 2012
I need a hot dog with mustard, relish and onion like true fans have them.

We’re Not Done Yet?

Miss me?

 

Awww.  I know you did…even if I can’t hear you through my computer screen.

 

Well I’m back, and I’m not going to say that I’ll be able to post a daily blog like before, but I will work on making weekly and sparratic contributions.

 

So what have I been up to?

 

Opening Day!

 

Yes that’s right your Cob was there at Great American Ball Park for opening day (pictures pending)  and it was…..COLD!!!!  We had snow, we had sleet, we had ran, we had….beer!  And then we had more sleet, and more snow!

 

But the good news is fun was had by all, well everyone except the Reds who lost by a run.

Wanna know why we lost.

Defense.

Don’t get me wrong our offense really wasn’t there either, but our defense was horrible!  It at times looked like my Rookie little leaguers with the dropped balls, missed catches and more.  Sad..Sad.. Sad

The excuse given will be the weather, but ironically the Met’s didn’t have the same problems with it.

There was good news though, I bought my annual tradition of a new hat and jersey for the season and recieved two free tickets to the Sunday Reds vs Astros game in a few weeks!  When you get tickets for free it makes it easier to make the excuse on why you spent so much money on a jersey and a hat!

 

Fantasy news coming tomorrow as I want to see how today really ends before I start really digging in and making fun of my competition this week the The Future Red Sox Blog in which she’s actually keeping a close race with me at the moment, hence why I’m keeping my smack talk to myself!

 

See you all soon!

Cob