Johnny Bench is my favorite Red of all-time, and I enjoyed seeing and hearing him on last night’s broadcast. I must confess, however, that I had the exact same thought CSG had when they showed him on TV.

Get Bench a new cap! Bench was shown at a baseball clinic, and he was wearing the same hat he wore to the game last night; it was one of those mid-nineties pinstriped caps that Rob Dibble said made the players look like the Good Humor man. They were hideous.

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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  1. I have that hat, but its signed by Lee Smith. I can’t believe anyone would still own that kind of hat for a reason to actually wear.

  2. Chad,
    Perhaps Bench read your post! He wore a red Reds cap at the game tonight… 😀

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=AB&Date=20080613&Category=SPT04&ArtNo=806130808&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=5

  3. 🙂 Awesome.

  4. […] Why couldn’t they get Johnny Bench a real jersey? It’s the same kind of fiasco as Bench’s cap at the Reds Hall of Fame festivities last summer. Sheesh. Poor guy is a Reds legend and he […]

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About Chad Dotson

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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2008 Reds, Reds - General