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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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Sunday, June 24, 2007

On Day 3, Griffey homers

For the record, Junior Griffey got the same kind of reception in his first at-bat Sunday as he did Friday and Satruday -- a prolonged standing O.



And he homered to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.



The place went nuts -- after a brief delay. No one, including Griffey, was sure if left fielder Willie Bloomquist caught the ball or not. Griffey stopped after rounding first. When it finally became apparaent that Bloomquist didn't have the ball, he continued his trot.



It was No. 20 for Griffey.


3 Comments:

at 4:34 PM Blogger Bengal43 said...

I thought Nuxhall was going to call games in Seattle to add to his list of stadiums visited.

 
at 4:46 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I think that was the original plan, but the plan changed when Nuxie was still getting treatment. It was not a last-minute cancelation or anything like that.

 
at 7:49 PM Anonymous nick_heb said...

Any ideas how much longer Reds fans have to put up with Jerry Narron and his lack of ability? It is rediculous that nothing has been done about his inability to win games. Just curious if there are any rumblings of making some changes that don't involve trading away some of our better players (Griffey, Freel, Hamilton, Hopper). I'm all about sending Dunn packing, he's a liability in the outfield and everyone knows what happens most of time while hes's at the plate.

 
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