In today’s Enquirer, there is this otherwise unremarkable story about Ricky Stone, who is fighting for a spot on the Reds staff.

More entertaining is this take from Doc at Reds (and Blues):

There’s no reason why Ricky Stone can’t be as good as Ben Weber from 2001-2003. But Stone hasn’t pitched in a World Series and he doesn’t have funny facial hair or look like a guy from America’s Most Wanted, so he hasn’t gotten much pub so far beyond the fact that he’s a hometown guy (Hamilton High School, conference rivals of my alma mater, Lakota). Hamilton’s nickname, the Big Blue, seems way too soccer-friendly with the whole no-singular thing. Maybe “Smurfs” or “Blobs” might have worked.