So long, May. We won’t miss you.
The Reds close out a particularly tough month tonight, and they can end it on a high note if Bronson Arroyo can keep the modest three-game winning streak alive. The Reds will face Woody Williams for the third time this season, and if they can put up 6 runs on him like they did in the first meeting, I’ll be fine with that.
I wanted to toss a couple of links at you before the game starts. I hadn’t had a chance to link these, so I thought I’d throw them in here and give you something to read while waiting for the game…or while waiting for the Reds to score:
–Shawn Weaver — also a friend of Redleg Nation — looks at the Reds at the one-third mark of the 2007 season. It’s not entirely pretty, I must warn you.
–Ryan Freel’s dad says that Ryan has been wild since he was three years old. Raise your hand if you are surprised at this breaking news. I love this part, though:
Freel’s father recalls when Ryan was 3 years old, “And he heard Hank Aaron was in town (Jacksonville, Fla.), he was so excited he ran into the street and got hit in the head by a car.
“Later that year he climbed atop the workbench in my garage and yelled, ‘Look, Daddy, I can fly.’ He dove and hit his head on the concrete floor and was unconscious when I took him to the hospital,” said Freel’s father.
This guy was born to be a Cincinnati Red.
–Who needs a bullpen?, asks C. Trent.
–One more time: please make arrangements to support the Reds blood drive.
–Sports Illustrated has taken a road trip to my alma mater. I know it has nothing to do with the Reds, but it’s a good read and it’s my blog, so please indulge me. 🙂
–And finally, just because I want to post it, below the fold is our good buddy Mr. Redlegs, making an appearance in the game thread to bring us luck:
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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.