The Official Jay Bruce Debut Game Thread Chad Dotson 05/27/2008 47 The adventure begins…. Discuss it here. Share this:TweetPocket 47 Responses dan 05/27/2008 wow, thank god no CP. I understand the DFA, but I can’t say I’m very confident we’ve seen the last of the Dusty Baker / Corey Patterson love affair. I think until CP is taken away from Baker, he’ll still feel compelled to start CP and he’ll put him at top of the order, regardless of performance. CP will bat lead off again, I believe. MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 Bases clogged for Dunn… MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 …who promptly forgets he’s no longer in batting practice. Come on, E5! BenL 05/27/2008 Congrats Jay Bruce! Dave H 05/27/2008 Was that the slowest hit GDP ever? bfadds 05/27/2008 Bruce… may not be ready yet (or at least his OBP gives this indication). ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 CP is now 0 for his last 18… ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 sign Dunn NOW BenL 05/27/2008 I agree with you CeeKeR… That’s one reason I hate that they kept CP today. CP is going to be Dunns defensive replacement every time we have a lead… BenL 05/27/2008 Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce! Chad 05/27/2008 Just caught up…got home late and have been watching via the magic of Tivo. I’m amazed by the Bruce show. What a debut. Chad 05/27/2008 Bruce has been on base four times tonight. Has Patterson been on base four times this month? BenL 05/27/2008 Jared – I’m watching it at 400k. When I get that ad I think I usually close and reopen my web browser and it’s gone. Andy 05/27/2008 Wow, I know we’ve all had high expectations for Bruce, but I’ve been really impressed by his Abs so far. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he tried to yank every pitch that last at bat into the Ohio River. Nice to know he’s not pressing to hard with all that’s expected of him. Chad 05/27/2008 Dunn is awesome. Chad 05/27/2008 I wouldn’t mind seeing Stormy in tonight’s game, with a five run lead. Well, now that I think about it, I wish we could get an insurance run or six, to keep it within Weathers-proof range. Chad 05/27/2008 Great job by Burton. Chad 05/27/2008 I’m indifferent. 🙂 Chad 05/27/2008 Does it bother anyone else that Bruce is wearing Danny Graves’ old number? Hope it isn’t infected with something. Chad 05/27/2008 What is disgusting is that, even with a win tonight, we are still behind the Pirates in the standings. Hopefully, that won’t be the case much longer. Chad 05/27/2008 Good idea, GregD. Chad 05/27/2008 Just told my wife I’m getting my son a Bruce jersey. Chad 05/27/2008 I cannot believe what I am seeing from Jay Bruce tonight. BenL 05/27/2008 Wow ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 Bruce has now equaled Corey Patterson’s RBI total for the MONTH of May! Chad 05/27/2008 This kid is just an unbelievable hitter. Chad 05/27/2008 You are absolutely correct, Jim (comment 170). It is going to be fun to watch. Jeff 05/27/2008 Can’t wait for the Photoshops of Sir Bruce … or is it Bruce Almighty? Has he already surpassed the offensive production of CP for the season? BenL 05/27/2008 Jay works for a boy or a girl. Or you could go with “Brucetta” Matthew H. 05/27/2008 “Votto is not good at first base in any way, shape or form.” Votto is the best 1b that the reds have had in a long long time… Chad 05/27/2008 When’s the baby due, Chris? Chad 05/27/2008 Dunn just got under that one. Todd 05/27/2008 It’s finally nice to see the Reds having great young talent coming from the farm system again. Unlike when Bowden traded away all our young talent. Jimmy James 05/27/2008 Who is this new centerfielder for the Reds? I’ve never heard of him before. Chad 05/27/2008 Admit it…how many of you already have #32 jerseys with “GRAVES” on the back? Jimmy James 05/27/2008 Say what you want, but Patterson is much faster than Bruce. Bruce sucks. MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 Jeff(177): I thought The Boss was his given nickname. Chad 05/27/2008 They should have had a Disco Demolition night with Graves jerseys after he was sent packing. To exorcise the demons, or something like that. Chad 05/27/2008 Votto has three hits tonight. He’s saying, “Remember me?” Chad 05/27/2008 Parenthood is the best. Took my 3 year old son to see my old high school’s baseball team play in the regional playoffs today. Just the two of us. We had a blast; nothing better in the world. Plus, our team won 20-2. That helps. Chad 05/27/2008 Affeldt is stinking it up tonight. Bring in Coco. Chad 05/27/2008 Watching Dunn, Griffey, and Bruce in the outfield chatting during the pitching change makes me smile. Chad 05/27/2008 Why can’t George Grande pronounce “Hairston”? Chad 05/27/2008 …and this one belongs to the Reds! What a debut for Mr. Bruce. Chad 05/27/2008 Been a while since I’ve seen a smile like the one on Bruce’s face right now. pj 05/27/2008 theReds youth movement has begun!Patterson stays,1.salary 2.speed 3.still can play defense.Hati,limited throwing.He’ll end up in A.L. Good luck,Scott,you were a real professional. slattspub 05/27/2008 Great game redlegs. I wonder what the difference was?