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John Fay
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, September 30, 2007

Reds 8, Cubs 4

Homer Bailey pitched reasonably well on a day when he did not have his best stuff. He finished 4-2 with a 5.76 ERA. He only allowed 43 hits in 45 1/3 innings.

Joey Votto drove in five runs. He finished at .321 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 24 games.

Hope for the future? We'll shall see.

This is my final post-game post. I've enjoyed the blog. It's a great way to get the pulse of the fans.

I will continue to blog in the offseason. I won't post as often, but I'll try to give you a reason to keep coming back. Thanks for reading and commenting. Justin Fernandez, if you're still reading, I apologize. You're entitled to your opinions -- even long-winded ones. Comment away, if you wish.


at 4:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John - Thanks for the blog it was great. Please get the "hot stove" blog started as soon as possible.

The Reds should have an interesting off season and I look forward to your coverage.

at 5:28 PM Blogger va.redsfan said...

Mr. Fay I enjoy reading your articles. I have to admit I stick more to Trents blog but look forward to reading more of your work since the Post is closing. Living in Va. this is the best place for me to get my Reds news. Thanks.

at 8:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog, I have enjoyed your thoughts this seaosn. Homer pitched pretty well today, nice to see us pull it together for a win. Speaking of Homer...does anyone know what was going on with his left arm below his elbow? Looked like a huge scrape or something......

at 9:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the coverage this season. I hope we will seeing a good number of blog postings with the off-season now that it is upon us.

John it would great to get your thoughts on the playoffs and world series as they progress. I'm supposing you might be due some serious time off but consider blogging your thoughts. I can only stomach so much of the national media gurus.

If anyone cares I am pulling for the Indians.

at 10:04 PM Blogger docproc said...

Thanks for the blog, John. I started reading it during spring training and never stopped. Great stuff.

at 11:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sat in the first row behind the dugout Thursday night and got a good look at Homer's arm...

It's a thin tatoo of an arrow or something thin like that that is maybe 4-5 inches long.

at 2:19 AM Blogger Phill said...

Thanks for taking the time to do the blog John.

Also for the post-season I'm rooting for Indians and if they make it the Rockies.

I wonder how long it will be until we get to find out if Brandon Phillips is robbed for Gold Glove or not.

at 7:03 AM Blogger Mark said...

John- Great to have a place to learn stuff behind scenes, share opinions, vent & most of all, learn a few things. You did a good job with the blog. It would be interesting to find out how many comments were posted through the season, especially which posting drew the most comments. Hopefully 2008 will be a lot better for the Reds and its fans.

at 7:44 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:00pm- Thanks for the info about homer, glad it's self inflicted and not an injury :-)

at 9:42 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, want to thank you for your efforts on the blog.

More than happy to see you intend to post, periodically, throughout the off season.

Your blogs were almost always baseball, or team related, and Trents were often conversational, "in game", things of that nature. Not my personality.

Since I am a old guy, I must admit, I am more interested in the baseball side than, the personal side, as I don't really have much in common with many folks that blog "in game."

Therefore, I truly enjoyed your blog. Often could not post, as blogger, for whatever reason, would not allow me to do so on your blog. Not being much of a computer guy, I have no reason as to why I could post more easily post on Trent's blog, than yours.

Anyway, I much appreciate your efforts, and will be looking forward to future posts.

Gene in WV(in case I have to go anon, again)

at 10:13 AM Blogger Gene in WV said...

I too, want to thank you for your efforts on the blog.

I can only post about 1 out of 4 attempts on this blog--I have no idea why- so I have not posted as many comments here as I have on Trent's blog.

I guess thats a relief to most readers?

Anyway, I do appreciate your efforts, very much. Your post are more strictly baseball related, which is mostly what I look for.

Trent's blog is a "community" of fans that enjoy blogging "in game" and talking about a large variety of subjects. I'm a old geezer, pretty much enjoy the baseball stuff, don't even know what a lot of those guys are talking about, anyway.(I do enjoy reading, and limited participation, as there are some really good, knowledagble folks over there).

However, my point is, you keep it baseball, and thats great for guys like me.

Thanks, again,

Gene (WV)

at 11:18 AM Anonymous Monroe said...

Thanks John, I really appreciate your work and find your blog to be the best in Cincy ... hopefully, the Reds will have a fruitful off-season and I look forward to see it all chronicled right here.

at 1:33 PM Anonymous Tom said...

A life-long Reds fan of 70 years living in Fla. really appreciates your work, John. Should be a lot going on in the next six months - keep us informed, and all the best to you.

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