July 23, 2005
Stop whatever you're doing and prepare to finish your Christmas shopping five months early!
I'm pleased to announce that my crack technical support team, with help from my crack graphical design team, has set up a CafePress store for Red Hot Mama. Point your browser to
or click the randomly selected image of a product on the right.
As long as I'm pretending tonight's 11-7 travesty to the Brewers didn't happen, I'll also mention the addition of We Heart The Reds to the Reds blog links on the left. It's nice not to be the only one talking about players' hair for a change.
July 23, 2005
Since I am apparently the last person on earth to find out, you probably already know that Fan Favorite Joe Randa has been traded to the San Diego Padres for a couple right-handed starting pitchers, Justin Germano and Travis Chick. Edwin Encarnación has been called up to take his stead.
Over the course of the season I have talked a lot about the joker, all of it plesant. He's been a big inspiration to me and my most closely guarded baseball crush. He appeared in RHM's second fake news story ever. In fact, here's a whole list of fake news stories in which he appeared:
Randa has been great fun and a great contributor, and I couldn't be more pleased for him or us. May his future hold much love, luck, and lollipops.