September 15, 2007

Episode 76: Interview with Tom Shearn

This special Saturday edition of the Red Hot Broadcast features a very special interview with the Reds newest pitching star—yes, I realize that is not saying much, but still—Tom Shearn.

We discuss:

  • His win last night and the redemption he earned after his last appearance against Milwaukee.
  • His potential place with the Reds next year, starter or bullpen.
    How close he came to quitting baseball before finally breaking the bigs a few days before turning 30.
  • His family’s role in keeping him playing baseball, even after 12 years in the minors. Does “well, what else are you going to do?” really count as support?
  • Living in the groundskeeper’s trailer at Slugger Field.
  • The impact of Ryan Jorgensen’s substance-related suspension.
  • His goals for the future and message to the fans.

Tom’s a nice fella. Not talkative, though, so this one is short and sweet.

Episode 76: Interview with Tom Shearn (5.51B, 7:47)

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2 comments to “Episode 76: Interview with Tom Shearn”

  1. Ki Hotae says:

    To Journalist who respect .

    Hello, I am Blogger that is operating pro-baseball site in the South Korea. ( &

    Please Desire to understand even if several English actual experiences is miserable.
    I have many interests to Major Leagues ordinary times, and Your Reds news is enjoying. Thank always.

    That I send Message so .
    This time, recruited Louisvill Bats player that is Cincinnati Affiliate Minor League club in South Korea pro baseball two clubs.
    it is Tom Shearn and Justin Lehr.

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    Wanted to receive help of reporter to introduce about two players to Korean baseball pans and communicated.
    Flowed some career, and throw mainly some ball.
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    They chose the South Korea why.
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    Can you inform in detail about this points?

    If give reply, inform about two players to many South Korea fans through South Korea pro baseball site and Sports Journal.
    Also, will be big that supply to inform about Cincinnati area baseball.

    If give reply, thank really.

    Be always healthy.
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    That happiness is full always to Your home .

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  2. Virtual Bob says:

    For Ki Hotae —

    I am also interested in Tom Shearn. He has recently returned to the US to play for the Minnesota Twins organization. Can you post any of his statistics from Korea? How well did he pitch for Samsung??