Bonding to the karaoke beat
It may not lead to one more win. It may not mean a thing. But things like the karaoke night the Reds had Sunday are good for building team chemistry.
"It was a lot of fun," Marcus McBeth said. "I'm glad they did it for us. A lot of bonding."
The idea was Adam Dunn's, although he would not take full credit for it.
"I think it was a collaboration," he said. "But everyone showed up. Everyone had a lot of fun. We have a lot of new guys, so it was good for them. It's something we haven't done in the past. It went really well."
Jay Bruce said his rendition of the Copa Cabana went well.
"Awesome," he said. "I killed."
But McBeth was the winner. He did "As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith and "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg. McBeth's voice is about as deep as James Earl Jones'. But he had never sung before.
"I sound good in the shower, though," he said. "I'm glad they didn't give me a high-pitched song."