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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Fundamentally speaking

On the Joe Morgan half-field, just outside the press room, the position players are gathered for a team fundamental session. Jerry Narron said they're going to talk about situational hitting and base-running. The coaches will talk but will the players listen? That's the fundamental question about fundamentals. We'll see starting on April 2.

Every player reported, except Anderson Machado. Machado is a good field/no hit shortstop left over from the Dan O'Brien Era. Narron wasn't sure if it was Visa problems or what. When you're coming off a year in which you hit .237 at Double-A and get an invite to big league camp, as Machado is, you'd think you'd be on time.

Made my first trip to the Daiquiri Deck last night. Photog Jeff Swinger and I were about half the crowd. And, alas, we did not witness any tasings. It's not really hopping this yet on the Key. Went to the Broken Egg for breakfast. No Dick Vitale again. A waitress explained that he splits his time between the Egg on the Key and the new location.


at 3:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bub, you come across as a little desperate for some face time with Dickie V. You're better than that.

at 3:28 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Since Anonymous addressed me as "Bub," my guess is it's from my buddy Dude. Dickie V. showed up later at Ed Smith to give a motivational speech to the Reds. He heard someone mention my name and said: "John Fay, how come you don't call me about basketball anymore?" One thing about Dickie V., he's a great source of fodder for college hoop scribes.

at 4:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 years in a row I made it to the blog. Check me out. Later Bub.

at 7:18 PM Anonymous Pat said...

Try the Beach Club just a few doors down from the Deck - good live bands. But then again - try the Salty Dog - my wife says it's the best "battered hotdog around" - There's a pizza place just behind Gillian's - as you can tell "I've been there done that" - three weeks from today I leave for 10 days on the Keys.

Oh yea - GO REDS!

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