Here at Redleg Nation, we’re very happy that the Reds are going to honor former shortstop Davey Concepcion by retiring his number 13 tonight.
Wasn’t Concepcion a fun player to watch? He was always one of my favorite Reds as a kid, and he remains one of my all-time favorites. It would be nice to have a shortstop of his caliber on today’s team.
As Reds fans, until the last couple of years, we’ve been really spoiled by the shortstop position. For three decades, the Reds had two shortstops — Concepcion and Barry Larkin, whose number needs to be retired next — who were widely considered elite players at that demanding position. Not many other organizations can claim that, at any position.
So congratulations to Davey Concepcion. He’s earned all the recognition he’s going to receive tonight. I look forward to watching the ceremony.