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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, May 30, 2007

Johnny Narron with Hamilton

Johnny Narron is with Josh Hamilton on his minor league rehab in Charlotte. Is that baseball-related or off-the-field?

"Both," Jerry Narron said. "But it's no big deal."

Johnny Narron is the major league video/administrative coach, but the Reds have made no secret of the his role with Hamilton. The Reds do have another video guy, Jeff Graupe, who travels with the team. Johnny Narron will be with the Louisville club until Hamilton returns to the big leagues.

Brandon Phillips is out of the lineup tonight. Juan Castro is playing second. David Ross is back in after missing a game with the flu.


at 6:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Johnny Narron's salary come out of Hamilton's salary or do the Reds pay him to be the professional baby sitter.

at 7:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very common for a professional team to have a pseudo coach (on admin payroll) trail or shadow someone with a substance abuse history. It's standard in pro football and the NBA.

Love the idea!

at 8:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bengals need to fire the baby sitter/coach they have. He's not doing a very good job.

If Hamilton stays clean they should hire Johnny Narron.

at 8:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re 5:51 anon.: scratching in the kitty litter, are we? be nice people... would be a perfect world if everyone in recovery could have this luxury. we're looking forward to having you back, Josh!

at 8:57 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I see nothing wrong with the setup. But I did find a bit odd that he went to Charlotte with him, while the team is on the road.

at 10:17 PM Blogger concepcionsf said...

I don't think it is odd at all. Seems like John has been useful to the team mainly vis-a-vis his impact on Hamilton.

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