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July 26, 2011

Reds trade Gomes to Nats for everything they’ve got

Which is nothing. See, that’s the joke. (Though as Washington gets further and further from its Jim Bowden years, the situation is definitely looking up.) Not actually, nothing, of course. Here are the deets from

Gomes, a career .244 hitter with 115 home runs, is batting .211 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs this season. Washington traded pitching prospect Chris Manno and Double-A outfielder Bill Rhinehart to Cincinnati to acquire Gomes, who has hit .281 against left-handed pitching for his career.

Fox Ohio had a short little interview with Jonny Gomes before he took off for our nation’s capitol, and he seemed kinda bummed. I guess it would be hard to be traded and not have it feel like a rejection, especially when this team has been primarily in tact for a really long time. But I don’t see it as an insult to Gomes. The Nats were all over the Reds to trade for him, so clearly they really want him, and maybe he’ll be a key component to take the Nats the way of the Pirates. He might as well try: the Reds sure as hell don’t seem to be going anywhere this season.

The rest of the Reds seem kind lackluster today (though it’s hard to tell compared to their recent play). They’re always a little stiff at first in situations they’re not used to: big crowds, post season, and now having a friend traded away. Just like the first two, though, they’d probably better get used to it.

Good luck, Gomes-y! We’ll be cheering for you!

July 18, 2011

Nothing to Do But to Share It

The Jonny Gomes Bobblehead giveaway is coming up at Great American Ballpark this Saturday, July 23. And the Cincinnati Reds have put out this short video advertising it by having other Reds players attempt to perform Gomes’ trademark helmet wobble.

It’s quite entertaining and worth 30 seconds of your time. Of course, it’s strangely un-embeddable. You know, how you want your ads to be. Anyway, check it out here.

And don’t miss the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance by Joey Votto.

May 2, 2011

Jonny Gomes’s Story on ESPN on Tuesday

ESPN’s E:60 on Jonny Gomes: The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 goes deep into the life, and near death, of Major League Baseball’s Jonny Gomes in the episode airing Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. ET.

Gomes’ scrappy and grinding style has made him a key part of the Cincinnati Reds’ rise in the National League. His style was a byproduct of a rocky road to the majors that withstood tragedy, deprivation and, almost literally, heartbreak. For E:60, Chris Connelly examines the rollercoaster life of an intense, gritty fan favorite who has never forgotten how lucky he is just to be alive.

Launched in October 2007, ESPN’s E:60 combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.

A preview clip of the Gomes feature can be viewed here.

March 27, 2011

His arms ARE weapons

Have you been working out?

Orlando Hudson shows off some of the sweet moves he learned from the TSA when he flew in to Arizona earlier this month.

March 19, 2011

The Goodyear Photo Gallery

Here are all–well, the best–of the photos I took last weekend when we visited the Cincinnati Reds’ Spring Training home, Goodyear Ballpark. (I posted a panorama of the park earlier.)

Each thumbnail links to a larger image.