Among my e-mail was a message from a Reds staffer with this beautiful sentence:
Got down here in Sarasota a couple days ago. Everyone looks great. Griffey is in very good shape. Just worked with Bubba - nice guy. Told Javy he's the Latin Love Machine on the web - he was quite embarrassed.
And to think just a year and a half later, our favorite little catcher would discover what we so affectionately call him.
2007 is the year, baby.
I wonder though: if he was embarrassed by being called “the Latin Love Machine,” how would he respond to seeing the bouncing Javy head?