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.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.