07/22/2005

Weber in Dayton

From the DDN

Weber, meanwhile, was in town on the first of two rehab assignments to see if the bulging disc in his neck is fully healed. He followed Valiquette with a 13-pitch inning, retiring the side in order and recording one strikeout. He’s scheduled to pitch two innings in Saturday’s game, also against South Bend, after which the Reds will decide whether to activate him on a higher classification roster.

“I hadn’t pitched in two months,” Weber said. “I felt really good in the bullpen, but started fatiguing at the end. On the last hitter, I felt a little twinge in my back. Tomorrow (today), is really a bigger day.”

So I get to see him when I go to the game on Saturday. Oh Boy…

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. I read that Weber revamped his windup to eliminate all of the herky-jerky gyrations. He made a crack that fans may be disappointed, but that he was hoping that his new, simpler windup would eliminate injury risk. I wonder if this new windup will allow him to get the ball to the plate at a quicker pace than 80 mph.

  2. Weber is going to have to really show something to warrant crashing the line in front of guys like Booker, Serrano, Ramirez, etc.

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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