November 15, 2006
Standridge said farewell to the Reds organization on November 13, 2006 when he was picked up off waivers by the New York Mets.
Fans of the reigning hottest Red couldn’t be found for comment, but there’s no question that the organization as a whole is less good looking for his departure.
Standridge was best known for not quite living up to the nickname I wanted to give him: Jason Strandridge. The appearance on Fear Factor that he and his wife were rumored to have been approached about apparently never happened. And I’m not sure Fear Factor is even on the air anymore, so it’s not looking good for the future. Perhaps he’ll get his shot on The Flavor of Love.
July 3, 2006
Jason Wayne Standridge was born November 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama where he was the captain of the baseball and football teams. He was home-schooled until the 10th grade.
According to his bio on Reds.com, he is single, but I distinctly remember a wife being mentioned at the end of last season when the both of them were approached to be contestants on Fear Factor. So I’m not sure whether the bio is old or if there’s been a change in marital status since then.
He is also the proud winner of the Hottest Red Award for 2005 as awarded by me. Or, rather, he would be the proud winner if he had any clue that he’d won.
July 3, 2006
Jason Standridge is a right-handed reliever for the Reds. He’s a big guy at 6’4″ and throws kinda hard. He began his tenure with the 2006 team in the middle of June when the Reds bought his contract to replace that of Rick White.
Here’s his requisite stuff I’m copying from his profile on Reds.com to fill space until I do the research appropriately:
- Made a career-high 34 apps for the Rangers and Reds
- was a non-roster invitee to Rangers spring training
- began the regular season at Class AAA Oklahoma and made 15 apps there before his contract was purchased by Tex on 6/17
- made a pair of relief apps for the Rangers, on 6/19 vs Was (0.2ip, 4h, 3er, 1ibb, 0k) and on 6/20 at LAA (1.2ip, 3h, 0r, 0bb, 2k, 1wp), before he was designated for assignment on 6/24
- on 6/30 refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues and became a free agent
- the next day was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract
- made 2 apps for Class AAA Louisville, on 7/2 and 7/3 vs Indianapolis, before he was promoted to the Reds on 7/5
- finished the season in Cin
- posted a 0.53era in his first 15 apps for the Reds through 8/13, then in 8g from 8/14-8/31 posted a 13.50era before finishing the season with a 2.70era in 9 apps in September/October
- from 7/16-8/13 did not allow a run in 14 consecutive apps (16ip)
- the 14-game and 16-inning scoreless streaks both were the longest by any Reds pitcher in 2005
- earned his first Major League victories on 7/16 vs Col (7-6 win) and 7/27 at LA (7-6 win)
- suffered his 2 losses in consecutive apps on 8/16 vs SF (10-8 loss) and 8/20 vs Ari (6-2 loss).