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Happy Reds birthday, Nick Masset!

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May 17, 1982

My bias against Nick Masset dates back to July 31, 2008. It’s nothing personal, and he was actually better statistically than I remember. But he was the player the Reds received for Ken Griffey Jr., cementing Masset as a career-long “I don’t like that guy.” I groaned every time he was brought into a game for the Reds, even after I forgot why I didn’t like him.

2011 Reds (’92 Style): Nick Masset

My dad likes to tease me every time Nick Masset pitches. “They brought in your favorite pitcher.” Ha. Ha. Ha. Not funny, dad.

Game 12

The Reds have lost four games so far, and Nick Masset is directly responsible for three of them. Are you kidding me? How is this guy still on the team?

Game 9

They had the lead, but couldn’t hold on. Nick Masset gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, blowing a save and earning his second loss of the season. When a team scores 8 runs and can’t win, there is a problem.

2010 Reds (’72 Style): Nick Masset

Masset was traded mid-season 2008 to the Reds in exchange for THE GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER TO EVER DON A UNIFORM. For that reason, I will never like him. Even if he went on to become one of the greatest pitchers of all-time, but I will never like him. Of course, he would never become one of the greatest pitchers of all-time, because he’s A BORING RELIEF PITCHER.

The Reds traded THE GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER TO EVER DON A UNIFORM for A BORING RELIEF PITCHER.

There is something wrong with the universe.

Nick Masset (2010 Goose Joak)

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