August 30, 2012

Getting personal with Todd Frazier

Last Game
The Reds kicked some Diamondback butt yesterday afternoon, sweeping the three-game series. They’re the first team to reach 80 wins, and the Nationals and the Rangers, who are tied for the second-most wins in baseball, only have 77.

Mat Latos bounced back nicely, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7 in 7.0 innings of work. And the home run bats suddenly woke up, too. Three Reds hit home runs: Dioner Navarro, Brandon Phillips, and Chris Heisey hit 2.

Next Game
The Reds have today off. Funny how it doesn’t feel as much like they needed it after a sweep, but at least they’re going into their travel day on a high note.

ESPN Helps Me Google-Stalk Todd Frazier
Todd Frazier after he hit a home run in the little league Word Series. AP Photo/Rusty KennedyThere was a nice, meaty story about Todd Frazier on yesterday. It talks about the normal stuff, like his unorthodox swing and his rookie-of-the-year chances, but it also covers some more personal details that we often don’t really get about the players.

For example, did you know that there’s a sandwich named after him in his home town of Toms River, NJ? Or that he played in the Little League World Series (pictured)? Or that he’s getting married to former Rutgers gymnast Jackie Verdon in December?

Well, now there’s an interesting tidbit. Google “Jackie Verdon” and on the very first page of results is the couple’s wedding registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

So, the next time you think champagne flutes would be the perfect way to thank Frazier for getting the offense going or even if you’d just like to try to finagle an autograph via a thank you card, you can find something to send the happy couple.

If they get everything on this list, they’re going to need a freakin’ wing of the house to store all the crystal. I didn’t even know there were two different sizes of blended Scotch tumblers. Must be the sort of thing you need to be a gymnast to know.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Joey Votto got a hit last night in his second rehab game with the Dayton Dragons. In the first game he’d walked and struck out.

1 comment to “Getting personal with Todd Frazier”

  1. chuck says:

    this is why they need two scotch tumblers (from dallas latos blog ” so i married a baseball player)
    That night, the boys weren’t flying in until about 2 am and it was my friend Jackie (Frazier’s) birthday, so we had plans to celebrate. We went to an Irish pub down the street and had quite the memorable time. Some highlights include getting reprimanded by a strange man for ordering carbs with no protein (french fries and hash browns), the bartender refusing to make us a shot we wanted and the carbohydrate police officer (who was married with children and on some level of wasted even I can’t comprehend) asking if we would go back to a hotel with him about 24 times. It. Was. Awesome.

    It was so awesome in fact, that we headed back to the safety of my hotel room to make some drinks until the boys got there. If you hear Mat or Todd’s side of the story, we got a little bit too carried away with our celebrations. I would argue against this until the end of time if it wasn’t for the fact that Jackie drank blue shampoo thinking it was mouthwash when she got back to her room. Let us all take a moment to LOL. (Love you, Jackie).
    its a great blogsite and always a good read