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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, October 20, 2007

Bruce goes home

Jay Bruce left the U.S. World Cup team and returned home to Texas because of sore hamtring.

Bruce has been bothered by sore hamstring since last in the minor league season. They began bothering him again in Instructional League as he prepared to join Team USA.

"We didn't want him to play if he wasn't 100 percent," GM Wayne Krivsky said.

Krivsky said the injury isn't a serious one.

"He just needs to rest," Krivsky said.


at 8:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing Jay well.
I know that is days late...I work alot, buy I just got to read about the Cambo Midget Fighting League. I laughed so friggen hard while readin it...and immediately got bummed out by the next post criticizing it.
IT'S A JOKE for Pete's sake.
Seriously John, you need to get another blog site for the fighters. They are just too uptight for us overaged, over weight baseballers. GO REDS!!
Tim White

at 8:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess the so-called Cheviot Sports "Authority" is going to start accusing Bruce of being lazy and "dogging" it right about...wait for it...couple more seconds...NOW.

at 6:59 AM Blogger Adam said...

Hopefully Jay hasn't been working out with the Bengals trainers.

at 9:28 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Chevy Sports will blame Griffey for infecting Bruce with the injurry bug.

at 9:46 AM Anonymous CHEVIOT SPORTS AUTHORITY said...

Why would anyone accuse Jay Bruce of being lazy and/or dogging it? Does he not run out DP grounders or does he hit 400' singles off the wall? Does he think that he should have a different set of rules than everyone else because he is a 'superstar'? Is he a terrible influence on the other players? I DON'T THINK SO! But I certainly know someone who is and Jay Bruce should be given the chance to replace him.

Was the CMFL cage match DVD available for sale at the UFC match last nite?

at 1:23 PM Blogger mike said...

Thanks for the great article this morning John, it was nice to see the roster options

at 2:45 PM Anonymous mikec said...

No Anonymous, Cheviot Sports Authority is going to blame Krivsky for Bruce's hamstring. If Krivsky would have just brought him up this never would have happened.

at 3:02 PM Blogger Rob Dicken said...

Cheviot Sports Authority needs to give it up. His comments aren't swaying anyone's judgments on Griffey, the UFC.

Why? Credibility, folks. Where's the credibility in this guy? I don't believe I've ever seen Griffey hit a ball 400' off the wall and just get a single. And to be honest, this is the major leagues...and with the shift they put on Griffey, it's a near impossibility for them to make an error on a ground ball double play. Same with Adam Dunn. However, I have seen Griffey take it opposite field a few times and square to bunt on the shift.

But...really...what does it matter? I mean, he's just a lifetime .290 hitter with 593 homeruns and 2558 hits...those numbers don't matter. Really...they don't! Because CSA says that Griffey doesn't run out all of the DPs he hits into...since he's only 38 years old and all. I'm sure there's sooooo many games that you can think of that would have been turned around if Griffey would have ran out that one Double Play!

at 6:08 PM Blogger Phill said...

No, there is proof. Griffey has not run out balls thinking it was a home run. Maybe you missed it, the actual game it happened is escaping my memory but he hit one to the wall, it got missed and he was only on first after all was said and done. Another game same situation but he managed to get to second base.

It most certainly has happened although I don't think it's something to harp on. Are the Red Sox fans upset about Manny not running out that 400 foot single he hit the other day?

at 7:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it...evryone hits a 400' single now and then. Bonds did it often----no one cares. Ramirez...no one cares. Even Ruth hit a few dozen of them in his career. No one cares. Sometimes the ball just doesn't quite make it over the wall but no one realizes it that particular second. The rightfielder only notices it because he's there.
So what is the point of villifying Griffey to his fan base when it happens to him?
CSA, maybe you need more to do with your life

at 11:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Cheviot Sports Authority should find something else. Maybe become Cheviot Botany Authority or Cheviot Refrigeration Authority. See, then people would listen to him and say, "wow! This guy knows stuff!"
As it is, we all think you're a flaming nut job

at 9:13 AM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

I ask this in all sincerity:

What's a Cheviot?

at 9:22 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking for that DVD from the CMFL. Guy at the UFC Saturday said that it has sold out and they will be getting more.

at 10:29 AM Anonymous Flaming Nut Job said...

It was so offensive to be compared to Cheviot Sports Authority that it made me misspell my own name!

CSA is a joke... and a bad one at that!

at 11:04 AM Anonymous CHEVIOT SPORTS AUTHORITY said...

Funny thing, I don't recall saying anything derogative about the UFC. I watch it on TV once in a while (but then again, I watch the Cincinnati Reds). Do you boys have something against the CMFL?

at 11:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what it comes down to is this: We all state opinions on specific players, but when someone makes every issue come back to one player(CSA and Griffey), it really denotes their inability to discuss the entire team intelligently. Sometimes media guys fall into that trap too. Too much focus on Griffey and Dunn, when their issues are so secondary to the entire teams shortcomings. CSA is just an extreme example.

at 11:47 AM Blogger Bogey said...


Any rumblings about who the two new coaches might be? How about Ted Power in the bullpen? Or is he more valuable where he is?

at 12:18 PM Blogger Ron said...

Any ideas on who Baker has ear marked as his bench coach/infield instructor?

at 2:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were to review any of the old footage, I don't believe you would EVER see Babe Ruth standing there admiring his hit. He always started immediately for first base.

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