January 31, 2007

Everyone Loves Ryan Freel

Dude, how small must she be? But not everyone has the URL to prove it. I got an e-mail today from Miamigirl01, proprietor of the blog iloveryanfreel.blogspot.com. Though it hasn't been updated with actual Reds content since the end of the season, I think it's worth a glance, if only for the excellent movie star sunglasses she's wearing in all the photos and the ample use of smiley-faces in the posts.

Consider these rules for Reds fans:

1. No matter how bad the pitching is, DON'T BOO YOUR OWN PLAYERS!!! By booing your pitchers as they come out and with every throw, you are only lowering their self esteem. It may make you feel better, but a true fan stands by their players. If you think the pitching stinks, yell at the people who trade for them. DUH.

2. Don't only go to games where they give free stuff away. This is a sign of a luke warm fan, and therefore you are not worthy of watching games like the one Freel won last night. Shame on you if you came for a Matchbox car and left loving Freel. You stink!

3. You must have at least one of your stations programed to 700WLW even if it is a sign that you're getting old. Seriously, I swore I'd never do it, but I have, and I'm not old, male, or even boring!

4. Invest in a #3 shirt. Griffey isn't #30 anymore and that's annoying.

5. Let loose a little bit. When the scoreboard says, “Make some NOISE!!!” Don't sit and stare. That means you should put away the cell phone and risk spilling your beer while you jump up and scream!

Gotta love the enthusiasm. It's downright Ryan Freel-esque.

14 comments to “Everyone Loves Ryan Freel”

  1. otto says:

    I’d comment but I’m in the Bermuda Triangle…. 😎

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, that explains why you haven’t been answering my e-mails, then. Be diligent with the SPF30, my friend.

  3. otto says:

    Is it weird that I keep typing the same digets into this 1970’s computer so some strange magnetic field doesn’t tear the world apart?

  4. otto says:

    Digets? ugh… 😥

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    I just thought you were talking about little tiny digs. For example:

    [em]The archeological crew didn’t have the money for a full dig, so they went with a scaled back diget.[/em]
    [em]Your new apartment is really small. How do you like your new digets?[/em]


  6. KC2HMZ says:

    No! No! No! No! No! NEVER risk spilling your beer!

    That’s alcohol abuse!

  7. miamigirl01 says:

    Hey girl, I gotta tell ya, I was just googling Freel as I always do, and low and behold I found this! Thanks for the props on the site, and especially those movie star D&G’s I’m always sportin’. I know it needs to be updated, but it was like a huge honor to be shown on your site! WHY DID YOU USE THE FATTY McFAT FAT pic of my arms??? Oh yeah, cause Cutie McFreel is in the pic too:) Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I have told everyone I know about your awesome site, and hey y’all, it’s okay to spill that beer even if it was seven bucks! Just Cheer:) Have sooo much fun at Spring Training you lucky girl! Miamigirl01

  8. smartelf says:

    Hey Miamigirl, whatdya mean don’t go to the games where they give away the freebies? Are you tellin me you don’t want to get yourself the Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt on Fr. April 20 vs the Phillies?

    [url=cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/schedule/promotions_popup.jsp?c_id=cin&puid=2007_04_20_phimlb_cinmlb_1]Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Night[/url]

    C’mon now, that’s a must-have! And Arroyo and Harang bobbleheads? I love the freebie souvenirs and I don’t consider myself a fair weather fan either.

    Also, I wish we had 8 Ryan Freels on this team, not just one. I consider him our team MVP.

  9. smartelf says:

    Damn it, here is the correct link to the t-shirt promotion:

    [url=http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/schedule/promotions_popup.jsp?c_id=cin&puid=2007_04_20_phimlb_cinmlb_1]Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Night[/url]

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    Girlfriend, no one is looking at your arms when there’s that stacked CASH to check out!

  11. miamigirl01 says:


    Okay, the rule was don’t ONLY go to the games where they give stuff away, and yes, I’ll be there, gettin’ my dirty shirt with the rest of you nuts! Even though I have to wake up at 5:00am to go be Super Teacher, and have to drive an hour to get to the stadium, I will brave the late night for Freel:) The t-shirt idea is a really good one, maybe they’ve been reading my site:)

    And on angry note, all those games where we did happen to get free stuff, my loser ex boyfriend happened to walk off with ALL of my freebies and Princess Haley’s!!! Oh well, a new season, more cool stuff to collect, more Freel to scope:) No loser bf!

    Yeah, RHM, that Cash does look stacked, you rock girl! Thanks!

  12. smartelf says:

    I plan on going to 50-75% of the home games this season, so I’ll be going to more than just the giveaway days. I just landed a room in Newport, so I am gonna walk over to the ballpark (or maybe take the shuttle if I am feelin’ lazy). I can’t wait! Last two seasons I didn’t get to Cincinnati till late May, so this will be the first time I am following them from start to finish, and I expect to go to some playoff games as well!

  13. miamigirl01 says:

    lucky you…the commute to the games kills, buuuuut it’s worth it, even if I do have to pay for parking 😉