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On Jerry Narron

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Daedalus on last night:

The moral of the story? Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Rolls Roycemack Hands of McClayton got lucky, and the Reds win. But that's what baseball is all about, isn't it?

I find it a tad funny that the Reds can go on a modest three game winning streak and all of a sudden Jerry Narron supporters start coming out of the woodwork.

I said it in the game thread below, but I'll say it again on the front page: I'm enjoying the heck out of this season. It's been maddening at times, but this is still a fun team, even after a couple of my favorite players departed for DC. The Reds have turned out to be a reasonably decent team, and I still think they're going to the playoffs. Wayne Krivsky, overall, has done a good job. Lots of things to be happy about.

However, those things don't change the fact that Jerry Narron is still a terrible major league manager. We're talking about a guy who thought it was a good idea to walk the bases loaded with nobody out. This is only the most egregious mistake I can recall, there have certainly been many others nearly as bad. And yet he has defenders. I respect the opinions of people who defend Jerry Narron, but I don't really understand them.

Winning does cure a lot of ills, but I'm not going to turn a blind eye to the gaping hole the Reds have at manager. That's not what this site is about. I actually would prefer to be a 100% rah rah rah cheerleader for the Reds, but at the same time I'm always going to give my opinion on what's going on, positive or negative. Some people might not like that, but you can't please everyone, and that's ok. I do understand that the same criticisms get tired after awhile, but it's tough not to repeat ground on a site that gets updated several times a day, every day of the year.

In the end everyone that's here is a Reds fan. It's not about being a Narron fan, or a Krivsky hater, or any of that, it's about wanting the Reds to do well, wanting to see them in the playoffs and to see them bringing a trophy home to Cincinnati. Everything else, in the end, is just discussion between the games.