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):
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no reason why Ricky Stone canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be as good as Ben Weber from 2001-2003. But Stone hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pitched in a World Series and he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have funny facial hair or look like a guy from AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Most Wanted, so he hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gotten much pub so far beyond the fact that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hometown guy (Hamilton High School, conference rivals of my alma mater, Lakota). HamiltonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nickname, the Big Blue, seems way too soccer-friendly with the whole no-singular thing. Maybe Ã¢â‚¬Å“SmurfsÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“BlobsÃ¢â‚¬Â might have worked.