April 11, 2006

Blog Buzz About Game 7 vs Cubs

I don't know about you guys, but I'm at my limit of how many times I can read/write/think about the suprising success of the starting pitching, the powerfulness of the offense, and the festering wound of the bullpen. So let's give the Reds' blogs a rest for this game and check out a couple of my favorite Cubbie sites.

GROTA has a series preview that I guess I'm a day late in linking to but found hilarious nonetheless. I liked the part where he called Arroyo a hippy. The part about Claussen making love to the camera was pretty good, too.

Joe at The View from the Bleachers rallies the troops for talking smack. What a nice change of pace to find a fun, easy-going Cubs fan. I look forward to chatting about Valentín's five home runs after tomorrow's game.

9 comments to “Blog Buzz About Game 7 vs Cubs”

  1. Perhaps one of these days the pitching will cease to be surprising and we’ll actually have to start being creative.

  2. Rox Girl says:

    You guys seriously need Ray King back, but I’m not going to let you have him. No way. He’s mine now, and I’m not letting him go. 😉

  3. Rox Girl says:

    Oh wait, never mind, all you NL Central teams look alike.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, Mr. King pitched for both us and the Cards, so he probably can tell the difference. 😉

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    OK, apparently I’m on crack because I can’t find any evidence of Ray King pitching for the Reds, despite the fact that I can remember it. I must be thinking of how much he helped out the Reds’ hitters while pitching for St. Louis.

  6. KC2HMZ says:

    We interrupt this program to give the opportunity for your crack Hard Facts staff (that’s me) to explain.

    The reason you can’t find any evidence that Ray King pitched for the Reds is that he hasn’t. Not in the majors, anyway, though he did pitch for the farm team in Billings back in 1995.

    King, you see, was drafted by the Reds in the 8th round of the 1995 amateur draft on June 1 of that year. About a year later, on June 11, 1996, Ray was sent to the Braves to complete an earlier deal (made on January 9, 1996). The Reds sent a player to be named later and Chad Fox to the Braves for Mike Kelly. King ended up being the PTBNL.

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled discussion of how badly the Cubs suck, already in progress.


  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thanks HMZ. You’ll have to add CHFS (crack hard facts staff) to your already lengthy acronym.


  8. KC2HMZ says:

    The already lengthy acronym was issued to me by the government (Federal Communications Commission). I could get a shorter one but there are a lot of hoops to jump through. Maybe in a couple of decades when I retire.

    As for Ray King, feel free to forget everything I just posted about him, the only hard facts we really need to remember about him is that he’s the guy that Austin Kearns collided with at the plate during a game in 2003, leading to shoulder surgery and a lengthy stint on the DL for Kearns.


  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Don’t get a shorter one. Never get a [em]shorter[/em] one.

    Ugh. Did I really type that? I must be tired.