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Did you watch that Sox-Rays game last night?  Nothing in sports is more exciting than a game 7 win or go home - except maybe a hot female streaker with a political agenda.  Well, if you did watch, this guy thinks that will likely be the last game you watch this season.  Personally, I'm more interested in this Series than I have been in the last couple of years.  I just hope it goes more than 4 games since I'll be out of town over the weekend and will likely miss games 3 and 4.

Some other stuff that I found on the internets while trying to avoid political talk:

  • The Reds' Hall of Fame is trying to keep fan interest during the off-season with a series of more intimate events like the meet-and-greet of Tom Browning last week.  Next month Goose Gossage and Brooks Robinson will be featured guests in an event on November 14th.  And they are also adding a bunch of new exhibits during the off-season in an attempt to sell more annual memberships, which also gets you into the National National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.  As always, if you haven't been to the Reds Hall of Fame, it really is well done and is worth the price of admission. 
  • Redsland has pretty much gone into hibernation during the playoffs, but that isn't stopping Doug Gray from churning out some good content.  Last week he gave us his top 40 prospects in the Reds' system (here's #1-10) and then on Saturday he posted an interview with the #4 guy on his list, Todd Frazier.  Doug puts a lot of effort into his site and it's an excellent resource for all things regarding the Reds minor leagues.  You should be checking it out regularly if you aren't locked in a Turkish prison.
  • If the Reds decide to go with a platoon in LF, I wouldn't mind taking a chance on Jonny Gomes against LHP.  He was awful this past year, but that could make him real cheap.
  • For those of you who haven't read Moneyball yet, at this point you may just want to wait for the movie.  Brad Pitt is rumored to be involved, but no word yet on who is going to be play of the female lead of Paul Depodesta.
  • Hey, it's the off-season, time to talk about Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame.  Nolan Ryan did:
    “I personally think when you walk into the Hall of Fame and you see all the records on the wall there and Pete’s in the top five in practically every record except home runs, I think he should have a plaque up there,” Ryan said.

    *snip*

    “I really think that when Pete lied about his gambling on baseball and then when he did come out with his book and kind of ho-hummed it like it wasn’t any big deal, that he didn’t bet on Cincinnati so why is everyone in such an up roar about it, I think that that was kind of the final nail in the coffin as far as him ever getting in,” Ryan said.
    Yep, he should be in.  But he shouldn't.
  • How many of you can relate to this during the workday?