Jerry Narron was talking about players with the versatility on the roster when he dropped this: "We might go with 11 pitchers instead of 12. When you all write that, there's going to be some nervous pitchers in (the clubhouse)." Nervous, indeed. But the when you factor in the Josh Hamilton factor, it could happen. The other thing that makes it plausible is Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo are pretty much good for at least six innings every time out.
It's picture day at the Ed. Fifty-six of the 57 Reds in camp have made the trip through the gamut of photographers. The shooters for the baseball cards companies are still awaiting the 57th, Ken Griffey Jr.
Thanks to photog Jeff Swinger, I may have heard "Dude Looks Like A Lady" for the last time this spring. He told me that little outlet on my car stereo is for plugging in an iPod. Let's just say I'm less than techno savvy. But a $5.88 cord from Radio Shack turned the might Monte Carlo into a rockin' machine. The problems is my left rear tire is leaking air. I'm going to probably have to exchange it at the rental place. (Did you that most gas stations charge 75 cents for air these days?) Hopefully, the new wheels have the same outlet. My luck with spring training cars in spotty. One year, I went through three.