"Won't you come home, David Bailey?"
Reds manager Dusty Baker said in his pre-game interview with the writers Wednesday that Homer Bailey “is a catchy name.”
“Everybody knows his name,” the Reds skipper said.
Yes, “Homer Bailey” is indeed a lot catchier than “David Bailey,” which is the 21-year-old pitcher’s given name, Baker was told.
“Is it?” asked Baker, smiling, then nodding his head. ““Is Homer his nickname?”
Yes, he’s called “Homer” after his great-grandfather.
Bailey’s full name is David Dewitt Bailey