I had the opportunity to watch the Chattanooga Lookouts play last night against the Tennessee Smokies in Sevierville, TN. The Lookouts won easily, but it was fun getting to watch the Reds’ AA affiliate play for the first time.

Phil Dumatrait started for the Lookouts, and he’s as good as advertised. He made one bad pitch, but he was in control the entire time. I’m very excited to see him in Florida next spring. Here’s a photo I snapped of Phil:

Phil Dumatrait

Also, D’Angelo Jiminez was a man among boys. I know his numbers aren’t great since his demotion, but it was clear that he didn’t belong in AA.

Anyway, it was a good evening, and Tennessee has a great little ballpark. I look forward to going back soon, but first, I’ll be travelling to Chattanooga next week to catch a game against the Birmingham Barons. I don’t think Michael Jordan will be playing, but I’m hoping to catch the newest Lookout, Travis Chick.

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 chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Nice photo work!

    Phil Dumatrait looks to have a future. He certainly hasn’t had a tremendous amount of run support this year from the Lookouts.

    What’s the story on Jeff Bannon? He has some nice numbers but you don’t hear his name mentioned much.

  2. Bannon didn’t play while I was there, unfortunately. He has some pop in his bat, but I’m afraid he won’t ever get on base enough to be productive.

    Plus, he’s old for his league, but he might be a decent 25th man on a ML team.

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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 chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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