June 22, 2012

Daily Brief: Reds HOF induction weekend

Last Game
The Reds were off yesterday to travel home from Cleveland. It’s not a very long trip, but they probably needed the day off after the shellacking the Indians gave ’em.

Next Game
The team is back in action tonight, hosting a struggling Minnesota Twins club. Homer Bailey (5-4, 4.03 ERA) defends the mound against Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.48 ERA) at 7:10 p.m.

Reds Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow
The Cincinnati Reds will induct its next class of Reds Hall of Fame members. The process to get in to the Reds Hall of Fame is not as convoluted as the process for getting in to Cooperstown. Fan favorite Sean Casey, for example, won his way through the doors in a simple vote of the fans.

Joining Casey will be Dan Driessen and a 19th century first baseman, John Reilly. There is a special ceremony before the game, which is probably why it’s been sold out for so long. The ceremony will also be televised, though, so tune in around 3 p.m. if you want to see it. Otherwise, first pitch is at 4:10 p.m.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Casey seemed to have a mental block about triple digits of RBI. In this 8 years with the Reds, he got to a high of 99 RBI twice but never cracked 100.

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