Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Here It Is!

The big trip begins Thursday for the Reds. The way the past 9 days have gone, you have to feel good about their chances to win at least five of the eleven games. I told Aurthur Rhodes I considered this a critical trip for the team, and when I asked him if I'm making too big of a deal out of it, he said "no". Arthur's been around the block, and he really feels the Reds will perform well on the road and continue to lead or be within short striking distance of the division lead.

It was a good sign to see Jay Bruce get a big hit Wednesday. He's been hitting the ball for average, but it seemed like it had been a while since he had a big hit. Jay acknowledged after the game that he hadn't been producing the way he wants to with men on base. He called his 8th inning home run "huge." Jay was right. Huge to take two out of three from the Phillies, and huge to give confidence to an emerging force in right field for the Reds.

As far as I know, Brandon Phillips could not have handled his speeding incident any better. He stood up Saturday and told everyone exactly what happened, it was a mistake, he took his medicine in court, and will most likely learn from it. One unnamed player saw all of the media around Brandon Saturday and made the wisecrack that went something like "What? Are we turning into the Bengals now?"

Speaking of that, the Cedric Benson arrest sure took a lot of the "feel good" outof the Bengals "feel good" off season. Even if he's completely innocent, it just brings back all of the baggage this team was carrying/ Fans have to hope the close media observers of the NFL are correct in thinking Cedirc won't miss any games in the upcoming regular season.

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