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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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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gonzalez back on bereavement

Alex Gonzalez was a late scatch from the lineup. He was placed on the bereavement list. He's returned home to attend to his infant son, who is ill again.

Gonzalez missed five days in April to be with the boy.

Pedro Lopez started at shortstop in Gonzalez's absence. It was Lopez's first action as a Red.


at 7:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending our family's absolute best wishes to Alex and his family. We'll keep you all in our thoughts and hope for a quick recovery for the baby.

at 8:02 PM Blogger Bengal43 said...

How come FSN isn't televising the game tonight?

at 8:09 PM Blogger John Fay said...

The game was supposed to be the national Fox game. They switched to St. Louis-Philly.

at 11:04 PM Anonymous Sparky's Ghost said...

I'd like to know why it is that to be in a position of management with the Cincinnati Reds you need to have severe brain damage.

Tonight Pete Mackanin started Ryan Freel over Edwin Encarnacion at 3B, even though Freel was 12-for-86 with one walk this season against lefthanders. That's good for a .149 OBP. I guess the logic for this was so that they could also get Norris freaking Hopper into the lineup in an OF spot. He of the punchless .275 batting average and - more importantly - a man with zero future. He is simply NOT going to be part of the next good Reds team, NOR is he ever going to bring them anything in trade. He is filler.

Edwin Encarnacion should be the centerpiece of their rebuilding effort. Instead, he is a leper and an afterthought.

Since the Reds seem to have no freaking clue what they are doing - either that or they are trying to lose, which probably violates the best interests of baseball clause - they should be disbanded as a major league franchise. They simply do not deserve to be considered a major league franchise. They have demonstrated time and again that they are not one.

Ryan Freel versus a lefty over EE! .154 OBP! Do Krivsky or Mackanin even know what that acronym stands for? Why is stupidity a job requirement in Cincy? This organization is the laughing stock of knowledgeable baseball minds across the country. Jeesh.

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