Congratulations to KC2HMZ, the winner of our Dick Pole Limerick Contest. His entry, below, garnered four votes. Not bad for my first poll:
There once was an old coach named Dick
Who could teach pitchers wonderful tricks
But he'd barter his soul
To achieve his true goal:
A name that did not suggest pricks.
For winning the contest, HMZ will receive an autographed copy of the increasingly out-of-date Funnyball, a freebie bumper sticker that I picked up at the Reds Caravan stop in Indy last year, some matchbooks that are technically illegal to mail, and a small amount of rhinovirus, since I'm home sick with the sniffles today.
So, as of today, we've got a new poll. This one asks “Which new Red will help the team the most?” Choices include Bubba Crosby, Alex Gonzalez, Lack of Jason LaRue, and Jeff Brantley. See the right-sidebar to vote.