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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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Saturday, April 14, 2007

It's small world (but I'd hate to paint it)

That may be my favorite Steven Wright line, and there are many great ones. Anyhow, I spent some time (and a lot of money) at The Lodge last night. Ran into a plethora of Cincinnati people. Among them: My old friend Pat who made the trip up with a women's group from St. James, four La Salle grads who went to school with my brother-in-law, and Rick Meyers, the former NKU SID who now works in the school's marketing department. A good time was had by all.

If you've never made the trip up to Wrigley, it's well worth it. One of the problems with the schedule the last few years is the Reds haven't been in Chicago on a summer weekend.


at 2:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the worst hitting team in baseball? Should David Ross be sent down. He looks totally over-matched.

at 6:12 PM Blogger midas mulligan said...

Actually, before today's game they were 6th in the league in runs scored. So... no, they aren't the worst.

at 7:25 PM Anonymous mak in newport said...

Ever since Bud Selig became Commish, Milwaukee has received all our summer weekend series to Wrigley...

at 7:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

+Something has to be done about Encarnacion and Ross. They are really killing this team. Unfortunately, it seems like every time there is a critical RBI situation they are in the middle of it and fail miserably. I know Encarnacion has options and he needs to get his head straight. I say play F+reel at 3rd and play Hamilton in center on a daily basis. As far as Ross goes, give Moeller some of his playing time. He is probably the best defensive catcher on the team and has a reputation for handling pitchers -well. Besides, he can't hit any worse than Ross.

at 9:59 AM Anonymous PaulS said...

The Reds are not quite the worst hitting team in baseball, but they're close. After 11 games Cincinnati's average is 11 out of 16 NL teams. A better measure of a good hitting team (right or wrong) is doubles. The Reds have hit the fewest doubles in the NL. Still early, though.

at 11:53 AM Blogger Gene in WV said...

Way too early to be drawing season long conclusions.

True, Ross looks terrible at the plate. Did so at times last season, but also had some outstanding runs at the plate. In a few weeks, if he still looks the same, maybe a decesion will have to be made-but not 11 games into the season.

at 12:52 PM Blogger c.b. jackson said...

my favorite stephen wright quote is "Okay, so what's the speed of dark?" (I'm a physicist). Enjoying your blog from long island (ny)...go reds!

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