…and Doc Kremcheck said the same thing on television last night.
I’ll tell you this, though: Ortiz is a character. Chris Welsh interviewed him on television, and he’s genuinely happy to be with Cincinnati, and it was clear that Ortiz’s teammates enjoy having him around. He’s the type of guy that will keep the Cincinnati media happy.
If he can reach his potential on the mound, he’ll make me happy, too.
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.
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