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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, June 22, 2007

Center of attention

I've got no idea if it's even being considered, but it would be pretty cool to start Ken Griffey Jr. in the center field tonight. Maybe have them announce him in right and then have him swtich with Josh Hamilton before the first pitch of the bottom of the first.

Talk about getting the crowd worked up.


12 Comments:

at 4:56 PM Blogger docproc said...

It's a cool idea, John--but why do I somehow think that Junior would refuse to do it?

 
at 5:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know John, I completley agree with you. I don't think Narron would do it, but I would love to see it.

 
at 5:15 PM Blogger Seth M. said...

I posted the same idea on blog this morning. I think it would very cool for the Seattle fans.

 
at 5:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though in last place, we are still a professional team who should make the best effort to win. If management has concluded our best defense includes Jr in right and Hamilton in center, then they should not be lowered to 'gimicks' similar to the situation with the Orioles and Miguel Tejada.

 
at 5:55 PM Blogger Jaybee said...

Cool idea, John. Unfortunately - we're talking about Narron here. That might be too much for his brain to process! LOL!

 
at 5:58 PM Blogger docproc said...

Hey Anomymous 4:47:

Who said we're a "professional team" trying to "make the best effort to win"? That concept breathed its last breath when Narron pinch-hit Castro for Hamilton. Sorry, we're now just a team (and its manager) playing out the hand...

 
at 5:59 PM Blogger boobs said...

it might be a gimmick, but so what. it would be exciting. we're not doing a lot of winning with our everyday defensive lineup anyway.

 
at 6:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds about marginally more interesting than having him just play RF where he belongs

 
at 6:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prediction - Dunn and Griffey will still be in the outfield for the Reds in September. I think the asking price for Dunn is too high (ala Soriano last year)and the rumor that Griffey wants his 2009 option picked decreases his attractiveness. I can only see Hatty and/or Conine and maybe a Stanton or Weathers to a contender. What do you think?

 
at 6:21 PM Blogger John Fay said...

My guess is one of them is gone. I also have a feeling that there's a greater chance that it will be Dunn to go.

 
at 6:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John,
What do you think of the minor leagues using a different ball from the majors?

 
at 6:25 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I think they should use the same ball.

 
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