Daily Archives: June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

Episode 61: Time for Narron to Move Some Massage Chairs

Tonight on the podcast, we actually put together a pretty detailed agenda, and I think it shows in the quality of the content. We talk about:

The Reds’ record
– 28-45
– Still on track for 62-100 season
– Royals now have a better record
– Rangers still have a worse record, but won the series and clearly have less talent

What’s it going to take to get Narron fired?
– He freaking pinch-hit for Hamilton with Castro today
– Who would be next?

Dunn trade rumors
– Have these all fizzled out?
– Would it even make sense for anyone to trade for him?

Arroyo concert canceled
– Just when I thought I might go
– The real reason: to avoid people asking why he wasn’t home, practicing to be a better pitcher

Jay Bruce promoted to AA Chattanooga

Check in with the rest of the NLC

Episode 61: Time for Narron to Move Some Massage Chairs (26.4MB, 38:26)

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June 20, 2007

Concert Canceled

Lest you think that I was finally going to get to confront Bronson Arroyo about him being such a jerk to me, his July 1 concert has been canceled. You know, Arroyo has said that the Red Sox didn't support his musical endeavors; I wonder whether the Reds are putting the pressure on hm to focus solely on his pitching.

CINCINNATI -- The second annual Perfect Pitch concert, scheduled for Sunday, July 1 at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky, has been canceled.

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, the featured performer at the concert, said, “The timing isn't good right now. My body is a little banged up, and I'm trying to help us win baseball games.”

Arroyo is slated to perform at Kahn's Redsfest, presented by Great American Insurance, benefiting the Reds Community Fund. The event returns to the Duke Energy Center downtown Dec. 7-8.

The Perfect Pitch concert was slated to feature Arroyo, Chad Perrone and Screaming Mimes. It was to be hosted by local comedian Josh Sneed.

At a May 27 concert downtown, Arroyo helped generate more than $6,000 in charitable proceeds that benefited the Reds Community Fund and Homes for our Troops program. Arroyo is also donating $100 for each strikeout this season to Homes for our Troops, an organization that provides homes at no cost to injured or disabled servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families.

Fans who purchased tickets to the Perfect Pitch concert will receive a full refund and two tickets to a 2007 Reds home game.

June 20, 2007

What Would Brian Boitano Do?

You should see his triple toe loop.

If this pitching thing doesn't work out, Homer Bailey clearly has the skills for a successful career in figure skating. (Via)
June 20, 2007

Dunn Named Player of the Week

Congratulations to Dunn. May he be very happy with whatever AL team can offer enough for him.

Adam Dunn, who led the National League with 25 total bases and a 1.042 slugging percentage last week, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 17th. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

The 27-year-old left fielder finished the week tied for first in the N.L. with four home runs and 12 hits. Dunn posted a .500 (12-24) batting average, collected eight RBI and recorded an on-base percentage of .538. The left-handed hitting slugger hit at least one home run in three consecutive games against the Texas Rangers, including a two-homer effort on June 17th. Adam added three multi-RBI performances and recorded at least one RBI in four consecutive games (June 14-17). This marks the second time that he has been named Player of the Week, with the previous selection coming in May 2002.

Other nominees this past week included Atlanta's Chipper Jones (.474, 9 H, 2 R); Miguel Olivo (.500, 1 HR, 7 RBI) of the Marlins; New York's Oliver Perez (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO); Chase Utley (.500, 1 HR, 6 RBI) of the Phillies; Washington's Ryan Zimmerman (.360, 3 HR, 6 RBI) and Micah Bowie (2-0, 3.75 ERA, 8 SO); Derrek Lee (.500, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Carlos Zambrano (1-1, 0.53 ERA, 14 SO) of the Cubs; Cincinnati's Ken Griffey, Jr. (.318, 3 HR, 7 RBI) and Scott Hatteberg (.407, 1 HR, 3 RBI); Brad Ausmus (.526, 1 HR, 6 RBI) and Mike Lamb (.500, 2 HR, 10 RBI) of the Astros; Milwaukee's Johnny Estrada (.400, 10 H, 2 RBI), Bill Hall (.529, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and Corey Hart (.333, 3 HR, 8 RBI); Jose Bautista (.458, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Ian Snell (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO) of the Pirates; Chris Duncan (.308, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SO) of the Cardinals; Garrett Atkins (.318, 3 HR, 10 RBI), Brad Hawpe (.304, 4 HR, 9 RBI) and Matt Holliday (.480, 2 HR, 7 RBI) of the Rockies; San Diego's Mike Cameron (.421, 2 HR, 4 RBI), Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 2 HR, 8 RBI), Justin Germano (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO) and Jake Peavy (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO); and Barry Bonds (.400, 2 HR, 3 RBI) of the Giants.

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