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July 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm ET
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My Team Makes Me Want To Drink

beer2Drink more, that is. Today marks the end of a rare five game series between my beloved Redlegs and the god-awful Chicago Cubs. A lot has transpired during this series. Some good, some terrible. The good:

Billy Hamilton was named National League Rookie of the Month, my money says he will ultimately be named Rookie of the Year. Choo Who?

  • The Reds got healthy (so to speak) against a terrible team and gained some major ground on the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers. 7 games back became 2.5 games back.
  • The Reds pulled off their biggest come-from-behind win of the season, erasing a five run deficit to win 6-5 in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to the Rookie of the Month.
  • Jay Bruce found his swing (it was between Broxton’s Ab Roller and Homer Bailey’s bipolar medicine)
  • The Reds won 4 out of 5. It took the Cubs 12 innings to beat the Reds’ B-Team of bench players today to avoid the sweep.
  • Four Reds were named to the All-Star team and Todd Frazier was selected to participate in the Home Run Derby. Nation League Home Run Derby Captain and Colorado Rockies superstar, Troy Toluwhatski… Tray Tuluwhisky… Troy Krzyzewski selected the Toddfather after some mild lobbying from the Reds third baseman. Thanks Troy.
  • Brayan Peña, despite being a catcher, plays one hell of a defensive first baseman. I love that guy!

The terrible:

  • Who’s on first? Cincinnati’s quarter-of-a-billion-dollar first baseman is back on the disabled list. Same vagina knee injury that has plagued him for the last… hell, who knows? Everybody and their mothers have made brief appearances at first base, even Jay Bruce. Same damn knee.
  • Brandon Phillips tore a ligament in his thumb and will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair it. Report on this injury is 6-12 weeks. Yadier Molina suffered the same injury on the same day and will also undergo surgery tomorrow. Two NL superstars out with freaky coincidence. That plain sucks. If you followed these two players in 2010, then you understand why I advise that they not share the same recovery room.
  • David Dewitt “Homer” Bailey. When Homer was called up from Louisville in June of 2007, the interstate between there and here was lined with billboards announcing his arrival with great fanfare. I remember them. I drove past them daily. He was heralded like it was the second coming of Jesus Christ. Child, please. The only way the two are even remotely comparable is in the fact that I regularly use one of their names is vain, and I don’t mean Jesus. Bailey blows a comfortable lead like nobody else on this staff (as evidenced today.) Every other outing I’m calling for his head. Dude is a mental-case.
  • Billy Hamilton pulled something in his hamstring. “Tightness” I believe they called it. Sounds minor, but…damn.
  • Chris Heisey, in an effort to prove that he is an everyday player, pulled off the ol’ golden sombrero today. Wondeful.
  • The Reds started a bean-ball war today with the Cubs. A minor dust-up ensued. Last year’s plunk party with the Pirates almost got a couple of guys killed. This is never good.
  • More on Homer. He left today’s game with a right knee injury. I still like him every other start, remember?
  • Our bench is anorexic and feeble. We need major help at 1B and 2B. All of the shifting of regular position players makes us weaker at two positions. Sometimes, anyway.
  • They raised the prices on draft beer.

This has been a roller coaster of a week. Peaks and valleys, peaks and valleys, peaks and valleys.

Me (and my liver) need the All-Star break in a big way.

I can’t wait for Monday. Swing away Todd…

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