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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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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Encarnacion's first-inning 2 RBI single a harbinger?

If I get the chance, I'll try to post a blog or two this afternoon, but it will be late in the game or shortly thereafter. (Andy Knight at Cincinnati.com got the Reds lineup posted via the prehistoric method of "dictation" -- the old-fashioned, "Sweetheart, get me rewrite!" method, if you ever saw the 1920s-set movie "Front Page" -- that I called in. ) There've been quite a few technical difficulties getting hooked up on the internet at the Phillies complex here in Clearwater.

Name of the complex is "Brighthouse Field" -- a communications company -- so go figure. Anyway, let me first get caught up on the daily grind -- today's Reds story budget for the newspaper and online is redsmain26 (probably the bullpen), redsnotebook26 (probably Volquez) and redsreport26 (which are the game tidbits and updates we run down the left-hand side of the page) -- because the after-the-game time allowed for writing in these road venues is limited.

Just a heads-up, however: The soonest I'll have a blog posted is sometime between game's end and one hour afterward.

P.S. Maybe Edwin Encarnacion's 2-RBI groundball single in the first inning will awaken him from his spring slump. It wasn't smashed, and it probably should have been caught, but sometimes those weakback hits get guys going. He actually hit the ball better on his second at-bat, which was a quasi-liner to center that was caught, but that ball wasn't crushed, either.


at 2:40 PM Blogger ST fan said...

Sorry to hear Brighthouse Field is IT challenged. John was bragging it was state-of-the-art and saying Ed Smith was a dump where even the toilets didn't work. Anyway, it's just one more chance to hope that Goodyear gets it's library instead of stealing the REDS. Ed Smith was a sellout again last night and the crowd was handled well.

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