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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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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Post game postscript

So I walked up to Ken Griffey after the game and say: "Passing Reggie had to be pretty special."

Griffey looks at me straight-faced and says: "Who?"

"Reggie Jackson," I say. "You passed him on the home run list."

Griffey laughs, having cracked himself up at my expense.

"How you going to fall for that?" he says.

I guess he would know that he passed Reggie Jackson to go into 10th place alone on the all-time home run list.

"Been a long day, huh?" Griffey said.

Yes, it was -- early flight, rain delay, 13 runs and 17 hits.

POSTSCRIPT II: From Rob Butcher: U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Chris Franks, 22, of Tryon, NC caught Junior’s 564th home run ball. He returned it for nothing. He only wanted to meet Junior. Junior gave Chris an autographed ball and bat and Chris’ friend an autographed bat.

POSTSCRIPT III: It was Griffey's second home run as a right fielder. He hit one May 3, 1994 off Tony Fossas.


at 10:11 AM Anonymous Marvin said...

The new web front page is not right. It keeps downloading, downloading over and over again. something should be done about it. I never had a problem with the old site or the Post's site. I want to read your articles, but it is very hard and takes lots of time. Marvin

at 1:27 PM Blogger Pat said...

glad to see you put in the catcher's era's. That should be a regular thing. I don't think catcher's get enough credit for calling the game. An entire article about calling the game might be very interesting. It looks like Valentin really has to concentrate to call the next pitch. You see him looking at the ground and it takes longer, which might disrupt the pitchers timing.

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