It’s an afternoon affair in Cincinnati today, as the Reds attempt to take 3 of 4 from the first-place Brew Crew. Rookie left-hander Bobby Livingston takes Homer Bailey’s start again today; let’s hope he’s as successful as he’s been the last couple of times he’s toed the rubber.
Dave Bush is pitching for Milwaukee. Hey, if you don’t know anything about Milwaukee, listen in on this conversation between two academics as they discuss the city:
Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: Well, I’m a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
Pete: Hey, isn’t “Milwaukee” an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it’s pronounced “mill-e-wah-que” which is Algonquin for “the good land.”
Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
Alice Cooper: I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it’s the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.
Wayne Campbell: Does this guy know how to party or what?
Enjoy the game, and discuss the game here.
UPDATE — For what it’s worth, here’s something else to discuss:
It appears that future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. will not be leaving the Cincinnati Reds in the near future.
Several major league scouts say the team is not offering Griffey in any trade talks, and if Reds GM Wayne Krivsky is trying to deal Griffey by the July 31 deadline, he hasn’t asked Griffey or his agent, Brian Goldberg, for permission.
Not surprising, but interesting nonetheless. I couldn’t imagine the Reds would try to trade Griffey as long as he’s chasing 600 homers. This team is terrible, so they have to hang on to marketable commodities.