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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, May 18, 2007

Saarloos to start; Jerry on workout

Kirk Saarloos is the Reds' fifth starter for the time being. He'll either start Sunday in Aaron Harang's spot or Tuesday in Eric Milton's. The Reds are expecting Harang to be back for Sunday's game.

Saarloos is happy with the move.

"Any pitcher would be," he said. "I don't think the pitch count matters with me. I did the same thing last year and I threw 104 pitches the frist time out."

Jerry Narron's explanation for the early workout: "Felt like we needed it after a day off. It's a beautiful day in Cleveland . . . "

The session was unprecedented under Narron. The team had not done it once all of last year or this year. Judging from the body language not all the players were happy about. When you lose 12 of 15, you got to do some things differently. In other words, it's a big, old hang with 'em.


12 Comments:

at 6:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who were the players that seemed like they weren't happy? Do the Reds let you report on that?

 
at 6:15 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Saw players moving with a little less enthusiasm than others. But since they weren't wearing numbers and the press box is high enough that it's hard to tell players apart, I'm not going to mention names.

 
at 6:31 PM Anonymous BRG said...

John Fay,

Have you considered eliminating "Anonymous" as a blog identity (like C. Trent's blog has done)? This might get rid of some of the dumb comments that have been posted recently on this blog.

 
at 6:35 PM Blogger Don said...

Was one of them wearing a University of Texas t-shirt?

 
at 8:29 PM Blogger George said...

It's my understanding that John has to approve the anonymous posts anyway, so it's the same difference.

 
at 8:35 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I approve most of the posts. Other people in the online department approve them from time to time when I'm off line. I'll approve most anything -- as long as it's not personal, libelous or obscene.

 
at 10:20 PM Anonymous Michael said...

Names must be named, at this point in this horrible season. These players must be called out for their lousy attitudes and contributions to the losing. Accountability must be seen!

 
at 10:34 PM Anonymous Tired of this... said...

Anyone ever been to Effingham, IL?

This team Effin' stinks.

 
at 10:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

JF,

After another bad loss tonight, do you think Narron's job is in real danger? It's not just that we are losing anymore, we look just awful. The practice looked like it had no effect on the team. Also, Edwin went 3-5 today and is hitting .333 in Lousiville, with a lineup featuring the likes of Hopper, Castro, and Moeller tonight, do you see him coming up anytime soon?

Thanks John.

 
at 10:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was one of them wearing a University of Texas t-shirt?

It's always Dunns fault.

 
at 7:33 AM Anonymous Sedi said...

Anon at 9:56. Do you think Dunn could have made that running catch in the corner last night that Hopper caught?? I certainly don't. Not that it really mattered at that point, but you get my meaning.
Overweight, poop plate presences. I call that a diminishing return on investment.

 
at 12:31 PM Anonymous mikec said...

At the game last night my wife heard a girl (Indians fan) of about seven say to her dad:

"We won 9-4 daddy, we should be laughing. Ha ha ha."

I think the rest of the league joined in.

 
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