Let’s round up all the Reds news that’s worth discussing out there, starting with the Enquirer, who has a pretty good season preview today:
–John Fay on the Reds’ pocket aces, Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo. After suffering through some years with no starters worth mentioning at all, I can’t get enough of these two. Arroyo and Harang, then pray for rain.
To wit: Not a lot of lineups have two guys who have combined for 761 career home runs, as the Reds do in Ken Griffey Jr. (563) and Adam Dunn (198).
That’s scary for the other side if it’s late in the game and they’re protecting a one- or two-run lead.
“Go ask Dick Pole what he feels like having Adam Dunn in the on-deck circle. It scares people to death,” Narron said.
Go check out the “2 minutes with Junior” feature at the end of the article.
–Fay on GM Wayne Krivsky and manager Jerry Narron. Two peas in a pod.
–Marty and Thom on the family business.
–Hal McCoy says there are signs that the Reds might be better. Mostly, it appears, because Hal thinks Wayne Krivsky is a genius.
—I love this one. It’s a few quotes from Reds players on what they like most about Cincinnati, on or off the field. Here’s Adam Dunn:
‘Kings Island. I love amusement parks and that place is great. I go four or five times a year. I loved it when Barry Larkin was here and when he’d say, “I’m taking my kids to Kings Island.” I’d say, “I’ll go.” ‘
Anyone surprised at that one? Here’s Scott Hatteberg:
‘The ballpark (Great American Ball Park). I love that stadium and particularly our clubhouse. We have an indoor pool, so how big is that? Most of my career I’ve played in such crap places (Oakland, Boston).’
–Finally, here is Shawn Weaver on Opening Day. I’m with you, buddy.