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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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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Team Funk-tion Sunday

That's what the chalk board reads in the Reds clubhouse. The boys are going to have some karaoke fun Sunday after the game. It's an Adam Dunn Production. He's bring in a karaoke machine and all the rookies must perform.

Dunn selected the songs. My personal favorite: Johnny Cueto will do Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Jay Bruce has been assigned "Copa Cabana." He's taking it seriously. "I'm going to get on iPod so I know it. I've got to work on the costume, too."

A good time will be had by all. As silly as this stuff sounds, it's good for building team chemistry.


at 3:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boss is a karaoke staple. Nice.

at 3:32 PM Blogger Captain D-bag said...

get us the rest of that song lineup Fay!

a little...

Village People
i'd love to see Voltron sing some Kung Fu Fighting
the list is endless

at 3:32 PM Blogger Brad said...

I'll say it.....Brice Springsteen sucks. I never got why people were so into him.

at 3:33 PM Blogger Brad said...

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at 3:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love it, a happy team thats having fun always performs better on the field. lets just hope this lasts all season. her name was lola she was a showgirl at the copa, copa cabaaaana

at 3:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

cuz the boss jams out for 4 hour shows and he's not a bad songwriter either

and weinberg rocks the kit with him

and he goes back to back with van zandt in pure rock form...


at 3:40 PM Anonymous BigRedOne said...

Love it! Sounds like it will be hilarious.

at 3:45 PM Anonymous Robert Evans said...

Unless these escapades are posted on youtube, it will be as if they never happened. Seriously, what's the point in humiliating the rookies if the whole world isn't in on the fun.

at 3:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

john fay this really is a worthless post I know I could care less, let Shannon run this blog shes more fun

at 3:56 PM Blogger maus said...

With all of the practical jokes, interviews etc. Adam sounds like he really likes being a Red. I say take advantage of the good karma and sign him to a long term deal at hopefully a "hometown" discount.

John, any chance they might pursue that this spring? I know their talk has been let's wait and see.

at 4:00 PM Anonymous Noggy said...

a youtube post would be a brilliant idea!

at 4:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Cueto going to sing a song when he doesn't even speak english. Is he gonna sing born in the USA in spanish...that would be odd.

at 4:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does grumpy Homer have to sing?

Make Votto sing all 2 hours of Free Bird.

at 4:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homer should sing "Get Of My Cloud"


at 5:11 PM Blogger Joseph said...

Not that it's relavant, but I once saw Elvis Costello and the Imposters play for four hours. They brought Emmylou Harris along. Elvis did a lot of his favorites of course, and a lot of material from The Deliveryman. The highlight of the show might have been Elvis and Emmylou singing "The Ballad of Poncho and Lefty." Best show I ever saw.

I've seen on a competing news outlet that Homer will be singing "Hollaback Girl." This source also reports that Joey Votto has to sing "I Touch Myself." I think that was the Divinyls, right?

Not that I don't appreciate the contributions of Mr. John Fay, who does an admirable job, even after having the unenviable task of maintaining this blog dumped into his lap.


at 5:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh emmylou...call me on the phone

at 6:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is what c. trent has in his blog

Johnny Cueto -- "Born In the USA"
Joey Votto -- "I Touch Myslef"
Jay Bruce -- "Copa Cabana"
Homer Bailey -- "Hollaback Girl"

rusty in brookneal

at 6:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about having the rooks do their performances between innings of a ballgame instead of having the promotional things? that way us fans can watch.

how funny would that be?


at 6:36 PM Blogger BubbaFan said...

Get Andy Phillips to sing. He's got the best singing voice in baseball, according to some. He sang the national anthem before a Staton Island Yankees game when the singer they hired didn't show up.

BTW, have the Reds released a minor league spring training schedule yet? I'll probably be driving down to Sarasota next week, and I'd like see some of the minor league spring training games.

at 6:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Jerry Narron for a special guest performance of "Born To Be Wild".

at 6:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

jerry narron would only be able to sing "I am a baseball Guy"

at 7:01 PM Blogger BubbaFan said...

I'd love to ask Jerry Narron about his haunted house.

BTW, what's Jerry Narron doing these days? I know Johnny is working for the Rangers, but did Jerry get another job somewhere?

at 7:31 PM Blogger HoosierVirg said...

Jerry Narron is also with his old team the Rangers or as I like to call them, Cincinnati West.

at 7:48 PM Blogger BubbaFan said...

Thanks. Should have known!

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