October 16, 2006

Episode 27: Rich Aurilia on 2006, 2007, and Everything in Between

This week on the podcast we feature special guest Rich Aurilia. Can you believe it?

Rich and I chat about stuff like:

  • Who we want to see win in the playoffs
  • What went wrong and what went right in the 2006 season
  • His response to the report that he and Jerry Narron had a tiff
  • Plans, hopes, and possibilities for 2007

I don't know about you, but to me it doesn't sound promising at all that he'll be back with the Reds next year. Alas, the Reds have plenty of worse veterans to fill in for him.

We close out the show will a clip of Heart of a Hero, Raquel Aurilia's contribution to Cincinnati Clutch Hits, still available online from the Reds Community Fund Shop for $15.

Episode 27: Rich Aurilia on 2006, 2007, and Everything in Between (11.2 MB, 16:19)

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9 comments to “Episode 27: Rich Aurilia on 2006, 2007, and Everything in Between”

  1. tatanka says:

    Wow. Well met, RHM; I had a feeling you were going to eventually get around to interviewing him.

    For better or worse, Rich was probably the most discussed player on the Reds for the past two years. If he leaves, what the heck are we going to talk about?

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    I think Bronson Arroyo will continue to give us things to talk about, especially as people begin to see the light and stop worshipping him. Jason LaRue is always good for an indignant comment or two. But yeah, you’re right: we’ll hurt without The Bad Man to talk about.

  3. Joel says:

    First of all, I think it’s very cool that Rich was willing to do the interview. Good job, RHM and thanks Rich for giving the time to talk to a fan, even though it might have been riskier than talking to a sports writer (though I doubt it, those guys are shady).

    It sounded to me like he at the very least will be turning down his side of the option. That’s probably a smart move on his part because someone will give him more money, if not more years as well.

    I thought it was interesting that he didn’t really address the issue between he and Jerry, just the fact that it got out. I’m intrigued by what really happened. Who’s at fault on this one or is this just a normal clubhouse tiff like he sort of implies?

    Thanks again, RHM! Good stuff!

  4. ohiobobcat says:

    Doesnt everyone have a beef with Narron? Well, except for Franklin….

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    I know *I* certainly have taken issue with a few of Narron’s activities, and I was hoping to foster the kind of warm, trusting environment where Rich would feel comfortable telling us, in detail, what a blockhead he is.

    But he was very dipolmatic, darn it all. That’s a wily veteran for you.

  6. Joel says:

    he’s crafty. You should have ended every question with “and what did you and Jerry fight about at the end of the season?” Eventually he would have had had to relent to your onslaught.

  7. ohiobobcat says:

    Or, “how in the hell do you take direction from Narron when he has his mouth crammed full of peanut butter and Levi Garrett? Can you even understand *some* of the words he is saying? Can anyone?”

    How many more years of Narron do we have left?

  8. Joel says:

    obc, we [i]x[/i] years left where [i]x[/i] is any number greater than the number of years that I want to have him around, which is 0. That’s a long way of say, too many.

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