LaRue To Be the Biggest Star In Kansas City
Marc says (and a Royals press release confirms) that the Reds have traded Jason LaRue to Kansas City for a player to be named later:
According to a baseball source, the Reds are on the verge of trading catcher Jason LaRue to the Kansas City Royals. The Reds will receive a player to be named later. No cash involved in the deal.
Of course you know I favored the idea of trading David Ross for something over trading LaRue for nothing, but without knowing what the demand was for Ross, it's hard to complain. Anyway, I supposed that could still happen. Probably not, though, because Krivsky has already demonstrated an obvious distaste for anyone he didn't personally bring into the organization.
The good news: LaRue gets to hang with Luke Hudson again. We at RHM wish LaRue the best of luck.
OBC will greatly miss hearing “A Country Boy Will Survive” @ gabp.
I choose to remember him pimping for Bush, seated next to Lindner on a podium one dark night at GABP.
I admire your taste in music, sir – that’s my favorite Hank Jr. song right there.
“Woke Up This Morning Tasting Jim Beam” is a close second, though.
Jason was a good defensive player. sorry to see him go. I too shall miss his music at GABP. Hope Ross is up to being #1 behind the plate, seems like we have improved some on defense at SS but where will the offense come from?
While ballplayers’ theme music is being discussed, I look forward to a time when someone with a sense of humor approaches the plate to the sound of an accordion polka, perhaps something by Weird Al, or (dare to dream) [i]Five-Piece Chicken Dinner[/i] by the Beastie Boys.
LaRue’s was just about the only thing I can think of that stood out from the anonymous bass thumps.
I don’t know about LaRue having the only plate music that stood apart from the others. I mean, I always noticed when “Sister Christian” played as Dunn walked up to bat.
Ditto on the “Sister Christian”, I noticed that also. I’ve already forgotten Kearns’ and Casey’s ab music.
Wasn’t Casey’s was some song by Creed? IIRC Kearns was “You’re Looking At Country”.
Creed sounds right for Casey. I can’t remember Kearns’ either.
I do remember that at one game I attended in 2005 they played Casey’s version of [i]How Do You Like Me Now?[/i] from [url=http://www.red-hot-mama.com/comments.php?id=122_0_1_0_C15]Oh Say Can You Sing?[/url].
Don’t forget about Wily Mo and his Ice Ice Baby. I got my first [url=http://www.deadspin.com/sports/baseball/wily-mo-penas-ipod-111356.php]link from Deadspin[/url] regarding that particular plate music, back when a link from Deadspin got you a half-dozen hits.
That Deadspin entry also links to [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=songs/reds]a list of at bat music[/url] on ESPN’s page three. It’s out of date, but Casey, Kearns, and Dunn are on there.
I am not convinced LaRue is going to win the starting job in KC. I mean Buck isn’t going to just sit idly by while a career .239 hitter claims his job based on his own inflated ego and a ridiculous salary rather than any actual offensive skill. Yea he’s pretty good defensively, but he wound up exactly where he belongs: sharing duties in Kansas City, about 45 games out of a penant race. I’m sure he’ll be real popular in front of the 8,000 or so fans that show up on any given night.
You never know: maybe all the Royals need is some down-home country goodness.
Maybe. But a quick trip to Bob Evans would be cheaper.
Bubba Crosby’s at-bat music is “Shine Down” by Godsmack. I don’t know if he chose it, or if the Stadium crew just decided that the harmonica/jug band intro was suited to a guy named “Bubba.”