July 24, 2006
According to the story Sellers' Rank Still Thin on courant.com, the Padres may be interested in Rich Aurilia to bolster third base. Boy-oh-boy is that unlikely! Unless they're willing to hand over a solid starting pitcher, I just don't see Jerry Narron giving Richie up. I mean, then who would play third?
The story also says they might be interested in the Pirates' Joe Randa. And here I thought I was being so clever when I said this two days ago.
July 24, 2006
As you will all recall, RHM and JD are putting together a little get together at the Reds game on September 23rd versus the Cubs. They have asked me to coordinate the ticket purchase for that day, and given that this past Saturday's game featuring the pitching matchup of Joe Mays vs. David Bush had sold out, I think it makes sense to get organized now for a game on the last Saturday of the season against the Cubs.
The plan right now is to start gathering together around lunch time or so. We can grab a bite together and get to know each other before we head over to the Hall of Fame for a jaunt through Reds history. After that, we can head into the park to catch some BP, buy souvenir tee shirts, and hassle the last-place Cubs fans (they'll be in last place by then). Thirty minutes before game time is the Mascot Whiffle Ball game, an event that you will regret missing. Game time is 6:10pm, where we'll watch and cheer the Reds to a dominating victory, I'm sure. Afterwards, we'll find a place to drink some beers and listen to some great local music.
In order to encourage more people to join in, we will be buying $9 bleacher seats, but if Eric Milton is pitching we should have plenty opportunity for catching a home run. If you would like to add your name to the list, please do so in this thread. We'll be gathering names over the next week (until 7/31) and then I'm going to head down to the park to pick up the tickets. After we get a complete list of names, either RHM or myself will send you an email with details about how to get your tickets if you can't make it to the pregame activities and how we can exchange payment. I'd prefer to receive money before the game, if you don't mind.
I hope to see you all there!