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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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Monday, May 14, 2007

North to South

SAN DIEGO - The two-hour drive from Dodger Stadium to downtown San Diego took close to three hours because of construction delays tonight. A trip on Interstate 5 is an exercise in defensive driving.

Anyway, it gave me plenty of time to think about Sunday's game and to plan a trip or three to the nearest In-N-Out before I leave. If you haven't heard, or read, Ken Griffey Jr. had some interesting things to say when myself, C. Trent from the Post and two other L.A.-based reporters interviewed him after the game.

The highlights....

Q: What's the best thing the team can do as it heads to San Diego for the Padres series?

Griffey: Keep playing. That's the only way you're going to get out of things.

Q: You've been in this situation before, how do you handle it?

Griffey: Eventually it's going to turn around. We need to learn to have some fun because right now we're in baseball hell. We can't buy a break. Hopefully we start getting some.

Q: Are players still optimistic this can get turned around?

Griffey: Stormy (David Weathers) and I were talking about it today. Just keep playing. That's it. The season doesn't stop because you're going through a little rut.

Q: Will it be a lift when the team gets Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and possibily Gary Majewski back in the fold?

Griffey: Anytime you get some guys back it's always a lift. But, still, we have to do the job until they get back.


at 9:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

His comments are the problem with the team. There is no sense of urgency...no indication of emabarassment that they are the worst team in the division. This team needs leadership, bad. It's not a matter of talent I think, but motivation. That's why I think Narron must go.

at 9:29 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a team is grossly underachieving as the Reds are you have to point a finger at the leadership and that unfortunately means Narrow. How this team is as bad as it is with the starting pitching we've had is beyond belief. What percentage of their runs allowed have been in the 8th inning anyway? I tighten up every time we get to the 8th inning anymore and yesterday's game was a perfect example why.

at 10:03 AM Blogger Justwinbaby said...

Whats interesting about that, lol. Did he also throw out," I'm just tryin to help the team, and the good Lord willin, things will work out".....Nuke LaLoosch

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