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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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Friday, March 23, 2007

I love night games and other musings

The night game against the Rays in St. Pete allowed me to sleep to nearly 10 and watch the end of the Ohio State game. Buckeyes are leading a charmed life. That's what it takes to win it all most years. My wife and I are tied for eighth out of 117 in Enquirer pool. It's a fluke in my case; she's in the race every year. I've got UCLA winning it all. Don't know why. Sidney Wicks graduated, didn't he?

Anyway, just returned from the Broken Egg. Rode the bike with the ET basket, by the way. The sampler -- egg over easy, turkey sausage was very good, thank you -- but the wait was priceless. I'm sitting on the little bench reading the USA Today. A women walks up the guy next and says: "Milt, who is Dick Vitale? Some kind of basketball coach or something?" Milt (not his real name, but the story sounds better this way): "I don't know. I think he used to be."

Reminded me of that the whole world doesn't revolve around sports. Early in my career, I'd be all worked up about some story, and the late, great Bill Ford would remind me: "One billion Chinese don't care" or words to that affect.

Back to baseball: Reader Mike reminds me to remind you that Saturday's and Monday's games are on FSN.


at 1:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Broken Egg - great food and it holds a special place in my heart as that is where my wife and I had our wedding reception after our sunset wedding on the beach in Siesta Key. It will be three years on April 3rd.

Went back last year for our anniversry and got a pic with Dickie V as he was there at the Broken Egg.

Thanks for the reminder John and go REDS!

Jeff from Florida

at 1:07 PM Blogger DanH said...

Must be nice sleeping in til 10 but the best part of the day you miss. Nothing like an early morning walk on Midnite Pass and then hitting the Egg. Is #3 headed to St Pete tonite?

at 1:20 PM Blogger John Fay said...

My guess would be no on No. 3. But it would be a chance to DH. We'll see. I'm headed for the complex now.

at 7:25 AM Blogger KittyDuran said...

The Broken Egg has another location... Lakewood Ranch off of I-75. Bigger with better parking. Of course, it doesn't have the same feel as Siesta Key. Went and had breakfast there all 6 mornings last week - 3/11-3/16. The Sheepherder is OK (had that on Sunday) - but my fav is the Broken Egg Skillet which is not on the menu at Lakewood but on the white board close to the entrance. Hash browns, onions, mushrooms, cheese, with 2 over easy eggs on top, served with toast and fruit. Yum!

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