Daily Archives: January 15, 2007

January 15, 2007

Episode 41: How Fast Can the Team Bus Drive Down I-69?

This week on the Red Hot Broad Cast:

Episode 41: How Fast Can the Team Bus Drive Down I-69? (14.4 MB, 21:02)

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January 15, 2007

Reds Sign Ross and Wilson

Trent sez:

Today the Reds signed David Ross to a two-year deal plus a club option for 2009, avoiding arbitration with the catcher.

According to the AP, Ross gets $1.6 million this year and $2,525,000 in 2008. The Reds have a $3.5 million option for 2009 with a $375,000 buyout. He made $500,000 last season.

Ross had a heck of a year last year, and I'm surprised that he didn't convince the Reds to give him even more.

In other signing news, the Reds also signed Paul Wilson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. No word yet on whether he's cut his hair for the occasion.

January 15, 2007

Tidbit about the Reds Caravan

According to the Trent's blog, the Indy stop of the Reds caravan will be at Jonathan Byrd's cafeteria in Greenwood, not Pinheads as previously reported.

Reds manager Jerry Narron, pitcher Todd Coffey, outfielder Chris Dickerson, Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Browning, new Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman and senior vice president of business operations Phil Castellini will be on that stop, at Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria in Greenwood, Indiana (just south of Indianapolis) on Saturday, January 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

They're going to have to fly to make it from Damon's in Muncie at 5:30 to Greenwood at 7:00. If only the Armed and Famous people were still in Muncie, they could be poised to pull them over for speeding.

January 15, 2007

RHM Retrospective: October

I bet you forgot I was doing these. Yeah, me too.

The Cubs started out the month by cutting ties with their manager. There are certainly those in Redsland who were sad to see Dusty go, and even more who wished the Reds had followed suit. They would go on to hire Lou Piniella later in the month, so we'll have that to look forward to.

October was the month that Pete Rose appeared on Letterman. Always a treat to see Pete talk in public.

Chris Chambliss: ScapegoatAfter a nonexistent broadcaster search, the Reds hired Thom Brennaman.

The rumors began flying about Rich Aurilia not returning to the Reds. Of course, the rumors turned out to be right. Thankfully, I got him on the podcast and found out about his ringtones before he left.

I was on t.v. to talk about the Reds. I've still never actually seen this myself, but I know that at least a few people did because they e-mailed me and said so. I was so excited, that I found a bunch of Reds' celebrity matches.

The Reds fired Chris Chambliss, probably because Krivsky hates offense.

Former Red Cory Lidle was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into a New York apartment building. In light of this event, a certain Yankee Christmas ornament seemed sorta inappropriate.

The Cards won the World Series. Who the heck would have figured?

I did that thing I sometimes do when I don't just rehash old material but actually write something new. This time it was about why moneyball isn't money.