I don’t normally approve of just reposting large blocks of text written by someone else, but I’m going to have to make an exception this time because there is nothing I could say here that would improve on what’s already written. To make it perfectly clear, this was written by Mark Sheldon at Reds.com:
Mind-bending catch: Not surprisingly, right fielder Ryan Freel‘s spectacular diving catch on the warning track Tuesday night vs. St. Louis remained a buzzworthy topic Wednesday. It was also prominently featured on television highlight shows.Freel robbed Albert Pujols of a likely two-run extra-base hit in the fifth inning. Although the Reds won by a 10-3 score, it was a potentially game-saving play because Pujols represented the tying run at the time.
When he got home after Tuesday’s game, Freel admitted to watching himself make the catch on TV. Apparently, he wasn’t completely alone during the viewings.
“I thought it was pretty neat watching that play. That was a good catch, Ryan,” Freel said. “The midget in my head is named Farney. ‘Hey Farney, I don’t know if that was you that caught the ball, but it was pretty good if it was you.'”
And for clarification, who is Farney again?
“He’s the little guy in my head who I talk to, and I talk to him,” Freel said. “Everyone thinks I talk to myself, so I tell them I’m talking to Farney.”
So there’s a guy even smaller than Freel in Freel’s head? Damn that Eckstein!