I’ve been as big a proponent of trading Sean Casey as anyone anywhere, and believe the Reds are a better baseball team with him being traded, but Cincinnati is a lesser community with the loss of someone like Sean Casey.

A very moving article in today’s Enquirer.

4 Responses

  1. Tom

    Sean Casey is a real ‘people’ person. He’s got a great future ahead of him when his playing days are over.

  2. Chad

    Wow, that was a great article. When he first came to the Reds, Casey was my favorite player. He remains among my favorites, though I’ve felt strongly that he needed to be traded for the betterment of the team for some time.

    However, Bill has hit the nail on the head: his contributions to the community cannot be understated, and he will be missed.

  3. Brian B.

    I remember watching the Reds during a long winning streak in June of 1998. The Reds were in Detroit, tie game in the bottom of the ninth (or tenth). Bases loaded, one out. Someone hits a pop fly in foul ground down the first base line. Casey turns his back to the plate, chases after the ball, and makes a sliding catch. I’m yelling at him to let the ball drop, but he makes an incredible catch, spins around, and fires the ball from his knees to home plate to nail the would-be winning run tagging from third.

    He was my favorite after that.

  4. JinAZ

    Ok, I guess that’ll be the last time I complain that Casey is “too nice.” 🙂 So long Casey. We’ll miss you. -j