June 1, 2006
One of the pre-game segments that FSN does for the Reds is called “I Want Answers” in which they ask various player ridiculous questions to get their moderately humorous answers. In other words, it was custom made for RHM.
Last night's rendition asked players, if you could have a food or dish named after you, what would it be?
- Bronson Arroyo said the dish would be a hamburger because he eats more hamburgers than anyone he knows.
- Rich White's dish would be called “White's pasta plate” and would feature bow-tie pasta, ziti, and shells with meat.
- Ken Griffey Jr. responded with some non-food related ramblings that I didn't understand. Sounds like the best dish of them all.
- Austin Kearns wants named after him some “big country home cookin'.”
- Adam Dunn does have a dish named after him in a a Mexican restaurant in his home town. The chicken fajita nachos there are affectionately known as the “Adam Dunn nachos” so you'll want to be trying those the next time you're in Porter, Texas.
- Brandon Claussen lays claim to eggs, bacon, and wheat toast.
- Kent Mercker's namesake would be a grilled PB&J. They're so good, he claims, that that's all his kids ask for now, and that's a pain because they're harder to make than regular PB&J.
- Todd Coffey would apparently skip the Jell-o dish in favor of the mayonnaise and banana sandwhich
Jeff Piecoro, by the way, the FSN broadcaster who introduced the segment would be a lasagna. Yummy.
June 1, 2006
The Reds did the unthinkable on Tuesday by losing a game and a series to the woeful Cubs by a score of 3-8.
Brandon Claussen led the charge and was uncharacteristically good until the rain delay in the fourth inning. When it was all said and done, he allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks through five innings pitched.
Rick White flagged in his inning of work, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. Brian Shackelford, soon to be optioned to Louisville, gave up a hit and a walk before he notched a single out.
Justin Germano held the Cubs hitless but did surrender a walk in the seventh. Kent Mercker gave up a homerun (earned) in the eighth. He's looked not-so-sharp since his return from the DL.
In the second inning, Adam Dunn hit a double and Edwin Encarnación knocked him in two batters later. In the sixth inning, Ken Griffey, Jr. singled and Dunn doubled. Austin Kearns brought in Griffey on a ground out and Javier Valentín brought home Dunn on a single. And that's all the Reds would need for the humiliating defeat. The team only stranded six.
The loss brought the Reds' record to 28-24. They would finish out the series on Wednesday, sending Eric Milton to try to avoid the sweep against Carlos Zambrano.
June 1, 2006
Coincidence or subtle homage? You be the judge in this headline in the Music section of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Thanks to SmartElf for the tip. Two weeks ago. I'm behind on e-mails.