Monthly Archives: February 2009

February 28, 2009

Gonzalez Runs Bases Without Shattering Knee

In news sure to fill Reds fans hearts with optimism, Alex Gonzalez ran the bases. And he did it without any part of his leg coming detached and flying from his body. Way to go, Gonzo!

That’s what Spring Training is for, isn’t it? Making sure your shortstop can run the bases. That’s all a shortstop needs to do, after all.

February 25, 2009

Reds Offensive Issues Settled

Sure, there were fears that with the departure of both Ken Griffey Jr and Adam Dunn from the Reds that the team would have troubles scoring this year. If the first game of Spring Training means anything–and we all know it means everything–then the Reds offense is fine.

The Reds are currently halfway through playing their Grapefruit League opener against Tampa Bay. And none other than Jerry “Offensive Solution” Hairston, Jr. has hit a grand slam for the Reds.

It’s nice to have that problem fixed. Next up: canning the manager.

February 24, 2009

My Feelings Exactly

Either that, or Dusty Baker's talking about Hank Aaron again.
Reds catcher Wilkin Castillo sums up the Reds 2009 off season moves. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

February 23, 2009

Sometimes, Karma Can Be Awesome

A tool on his toolIn a wonderful case of schadenfreude, former GM of the Reds Jim Bowden is finding himself under investigation by the FBI. The charges? Skimming from the bonuses earmarked for Latin American players.

Sounds just like the sort of classy move one would expect from ol’ Leatherpants. Of course, it’s not surprising. I mean, customized Segways don’t pay for themselves.

February 18, 2009

Stephen King Killed John Lennon

Stephen King Killed John LennonThis has nothing to do with the Reds. Or maybe it does, considering the team is leaving after this year.

Steven Lightfoot ranted about how Stephen King shot and killed John Lennon this week. I know what you’re thinking. Why would Lightfoot travel to Sarasota to voice his insane ravings? Because King is a part-time resident of nearby Casey Key.

The best part is that the whole thing was captured on video and made available for viewing online.

The city commission got out of the whole mess on a technicality. Casey Key is under county jurisdiction, not city. Should Lightfoot make his way to the proper meeting, you can rest assured that RHM probably will have forgotten all about the story by then.