Just for fun, I created a quiz challenging you to name that last 30 batting average champs for the Reds. How many can you name? (NOTE: avoid spoilers in this thread if you want to be considered the champ!) By the way, check out the quiz in this fanshot and find out how well you remember who played for the Reds in 2009. There are spoilers in the comments, so take the quiz before reading the comments.
Rugby and golf are now Olympic sports (or will be in 2016), but baseball is not. Golf? GOLF?! Holy god, I'd rather watch race walking.
I don't know how many of you have discovered Sporcle, but it's an internet quiz site. Before you all run away from the specter of those terrible, Facebook-like quiz websites with terrible formatting and terrible questions, this one's different. The format actually works, and there are hundreds of really great quizzes. This one asks you to name all the players who were at one point on the Reds' active roster this season. Get to it!
This is AWESOME! I wish our players shit like this.
The funniest thing I have read in a long time.
Alex Gonzalez is no longer with the Reds, but I know that there had been some interest from people on here as to the condition of his son, whose illness two years ago forced Gonzalez to miss a large portion of the season. ESPN.com has an article that tells us that "his 3-year-old son, Johan, lies in a hospital bed in Miami. Johan has been in a coma for the past two years, his chances of survival remote." As many jokes as we've made at Gonzalez's expense, I think we can all take the time to wish him the best. I can't imagine having to go through what he must have gone through over the last two years. Good luck in the playoffs, Alex. And more importantly, may your son live a long and healthy life!
If it adds 50 points to your batting average, let's buy TWO for Paul Janish!
via Sheldon. We got a little closer to Dave Duncan today.
Duncan, who said the umpires told him the baseballs indeed were rubbed up, said Arroyo was able to deal with the issue because "I'm sure he had pine tar on his cap. He didn't have any problem getting a grip. Balls like that can generate a lot more movement than a slick ball that hasn't been rubbed up." Asked if he had seen Arroyo go to his cap, Duncan said, "Just every pitch." ======================= Is it me, or did the Cards' pen come in and have no issues with the balls? Maybe the problem was all Smoltz.....
I think Elijah Dukes has an alter ego here at red reporter. Definitely a good hypothesis.