Daily Archives: November 16, 2006

November 16, 2006

Vote for Your Favorite Limerick

It took two nights of paying more attention to his development server than to his wife, but the Crack Technical Staff has managed to put together an impressive poll feature. And it's only fitting that we try it out with the Dick Pole Limerick Contest.

To vote for your favorite limerick, click the link in this entry or in the right sidebar. Click the button next to the limerick you want, and click submit. You must be logged in to vote.

Voting closes at 10 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2006.

November 16, 2006

Casey Re-Enlists With Tigers

Everyone's favorite ex-Red, Sean Casey, has re-upped with Detroit for another year. Sez Marc:

All I'd been hearing the last couple weeks was there was no way Sean Casey would be back in Detroit next year. The Tigers wanted someone with more pop at first base (sound familiar?) and they seemed poised to look elsewhere. Maybe acquiring Gary Sheffield helped ease some of those production concerns, because Casey has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers.

The Tigers, as you'll recall, have some interest in Scott Schoeneweis. It would make for a lovely reunion of ex-Reds if the two had played together. As it is, I imagine the conversation going something like this:

Casey: Hi, Scott, nice to meet ya. Awesome to have you here. Welcome to the team.
Schoeneweis: Sup.
Casey: So you used to play for the Reds, too, huh? That's awesome. I used to play there, you know.
Schoeneweis: Yeah, I heard.
Casey: How'd you like it there? It was pretty awesome, right? Lots of nice people and cool places to hang out.
Schoeneweis: I guess so.
Casey: So--um--does--uh--my name ever come up in conversations in the ol' clubhouse?
Schoeneweis: Yeah. I mean, sure man.
Casey: What do people say?
Schoeneweis: They're all like, 'he's so nice' and everything.
Casey: (beaming) Wow, that's really awesome. I'm going to go find some underprivileged kids to inspire or something. Catch you later.
Schoeneweis: Awesome.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm looking forward to the 2007 season already.

November 16, 2006

Griffey and Arena Football

I understand Ken Griffey, Jr. has a hand in bringing a new arena football team to Cincinnati. According to Mark Curnutte:

Bengals defensive tackle Sam Adams has purchased rights to bring arena league football team to U.S. Bank Arena. It would begin play in April, Adams said Friday.
The still-nameless team would play in the af2, arenafootball2.

Adams’ investment group includes Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., Adams said. The two became friends when playing in Seattle in the mid- and later-1990s for the Seahawks and Mariners.

I don't know why this reminds me of Michael Jordan playing baseball; I guess my mind has only one synapse for trans-athletic activities. Thankfully, there are no implications that this cross-sporting event has anything to do with secret suspensions or large gambling debts.