May Is Here, I Hope The Reds Left Their Bats In April!

15-14 is not a great record for a team with high expectations. The Reds are lucky to have 15 wins. This team has me frustrated AND concerned. I know what you are going to say. It’s only the start of April, calm down. Well I can’t. I have waited for a contender in Cincinnati for a long time. I thought after last year’s collapse in the playoffs they would want to hammer people this season and show us it was all a fluke. Guess not.

Take these numbers into consideration. As a team they are hitting a miserable .243, that puts them ranked 21st in the league. Even more upsetting is the fact that they have struck out 232 times.

The pitching staff should be equally pissed at the hitters. They are sporting a very nice 3.32 ERA, 5th in MLB. They have time and time again pitched well putting the team in great position only to see their efforts squandered because Cozart, Votto and Bruce can’t get it done.

But here’s why I am really worried. The demeanor and actions lately are those of a team who can’t get it together. Jay Bruce went after fans on twitter who have given him a hard time about his production. Not good. Dusty Baker is answering questions from reporters like he has no clue how to fix it. Shocking. Even the best all around player in baseball, Brandon Phillips, seems a bit distraught. And who could blame him.

Sure, it’s early. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. But if they don’t get it fixed soon, the season may end earlier then expected for certain members of this team.

Let’s All Make A Resolution For 2012

Ok, so I know it’s cheesy, but I am doing a sports resolution list for 2012. And here it is…

We the Cleveland Browns, make it our 2012 resolution to stop moving backwards. We promise to not panic and draft a QB, but will instead select Justin Blackmon and give McCoy another weapon before we write him off. Besides, we all think Mark Sanchez will be available, pick him up!

Major League Baseball will make it their 2012 resolution to let Mark Cuban own the Dodgers. This guy is what baseball needs to create buzz and interest in a city where baseball is dying.

ESPN will make it their 2012 resolution to find another story to beat into the ground and exploit it for all we can (see Tim Tebow).

Major League Soccer will make it their 2012 resolution to send David Beckham back where he came from.

And lastly, the good folks that govern NCAA basketball will make it their 2012 resolution to once again provide fans with a REAL champion. One that wins on the court, not on a computer (Sorry football).

As for me? I make resolutions every year and fail miserably. I resolve to eat less and get healthy, I gain weight. I resolve to better my career and financial situation, I’m still unemployed and beyond broke. So this year, for 2012, I will try something different. No resolutions, just promises. I promise to be a better family man. For all I have put my loved ones through, they deserve it. I promise to take the necessary steps to get myself and my family out of this financial situation we are in. And finally, I promise to make Scotts On Sports a success. I know it won’t be easy, but here’s to a fun and prosperous 2012.

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