Daily Archives: January 17, 2006

January 17, 2006

Reds Sign Harang

Harang is awesome. The Cincinnati Reds and starting pitcher Aaron Harang avoided arbitration today when they agreed on a one-year, $2.35 million deal. Harang was the one pitcher Reds fans felt like they could count on in 2005, despite his 11-13 record.

By retaining Harang, the Reds secure the ever-important looks-like-a-goth-factor, as this only slightly modified picture demonstrates. He doesn't have to limit his wickedness to the mound. BWHAHAHAHA!

Thanks to whomever made the original photo available online.

January 17, 2006

Reds to Represent in World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic The United States initial roster for the World Baseball Whatever is now available. The only Red risking preseason injury on behalf of the U.S. this year will be Ken Griffey, Jr.

Wily Mo Peña is a possibility for the Dominican team and former Red Mario Soto will be among the coaching staff. Felipe Lopez and Javier Valentín could be playing for Puerto Rico.

And if those international bullies pick on any of my guys, so help me, I'll forever approach the World Baseball Classic with a mild sense of irritation tempered by an utter lack of enthusiasm.

January 17, 2006

MLB Schmaltz About a Celebrity Poker Tournament

In many ways, MLB sites are lame. One of those ways is that I can't link you directly to the video about the Cory Lidle Celebrity Poker Tournament. However, I can link you to this page, where the first link will play the video for you.

Dunn doesn't make an appearance himself (which is another way it's lame), but as they pan over the sports memorabilia up for auction, you will catch a tiny glimpse of what I think was a mounted baseball card or photo.