Okay, admittedly I got carried away with the headline. David Weathers is no longer a Red, and he certainly had some good moments for our favorite team, so I guess I can start typing his full name out again.
Anyway, some items in the news:
—The Reds received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Brewers to complete the Aug. 9 trade for Weathers. My sources indicate the amount was $17.42, and Walt Jocketty has already spent it all at Skyline.
–Our buddy Shawn has relocated his Cincinnati Reds Blog; go check it out. Shawn has been blogging about the Reds longer than practically all of us. I guess that makes him one of the godfathers of the Reds blogosphere.
–Doug has some Pitch F/X data from the professional debuts of Mike Leake (1st round) and Brad Boxberger (1st/supplemental) in the Arizona Fall League a couple of days ago. I am a sucker for stuff like this.
–This weekend, Goodyear, AZ, and the Reds are celebrating the grand opening of the new spring training/player development complex. There was a VIP party last night; here are some photos of the festivities. You’ll notice that I am not in any of the pictures.
I’m crushed that the Reds don’t consider me a VIP. Crushed, I tell you!
–Are you in the Red Cap Club?
—Saulton says: “Hey, Reds, I have a good idea.”
—Nineteen years ago today, Joe Oliver pulled the ball down the line against Dennis Eckersley in the bottom of the tenth inning, scoring the speedy Billy Bates and giving the Reds a commanding 2-0 lead in the 1990 World Series.