February 28, 2009
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
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 23, 2009
In 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
This 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.