February 18, 2009
This has nothing to do with the Reds. Or maybe it does, considering the team is leaving after this year.
Steven Lightfoot ranted about how Stephen King shot and killed John Lennon this week. I know what you’re thinking. Why would Lightfoot travel to Sarasota to voice his insane ravings? Because King is a part-time resident of nearby Casey Key.
The best part is that the whole thing was captured on video and made available for viewing online.
The city commission got out of the whole mess on a technicality. Casey Key is under county jurisdiction, not city. Should Lightfoot make his way to the proper meeting, you can rest assured that RHM probably will have forgotten all about the story by then.
February 18, 2009
Spring Training has begun, and the Reds have been busy.
For starters, Edwin Encarnacion avoided arbitration hours before his hearing by signing a 2-year deal worth $7.6 million. Personally, I’m a little surprised that the Reds are investing any money in offense. Their track record this off season has been anything but good in that regard.
In other news, the key player in the Adam Dunn trade, Micah Owings, seems to be ready to pitch this year. He was basically damaged goods last year when the Reds received him. Unlike the nefarious Gary Majewski, the Reds knew about this injury beforehand. Hopefully, he’ll rebound. However, even if he can’t pitch, there’s plenty of gaping holes in the Reds offense to find use for Owings’ impressive bat.
And lastly, the great vanishing shortstop Alex Gonzalez has actually spent time on the ballfield this year. Obviously, it can’t last long. For whatever reason, Gonzalez has seriously pissed off the great karmic powers of the universe. Should he last long enough to get a Reds bobblehead, they should have him seated on a horse with one leg in the air.