We know that the Dayton Dragons are an A-plus organization. But if you needed any further proof, check out this video of their mascot, Heater the Dragon, using sign language to communicate with one of the Dragons’ biggest fans, 7-year-old Hunger Samworth. (h/t Mike Maffie)
Tonight’s game at GABP isn’t an anniversary per se, it’s more like a return to the scene of the crime. Homer Bailey faces the San Francisco Giants for the first time since he pitched a no-hitter against them here last July 3. His pitching opponent? The same tonight as a year ago, Tim Lincecum.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. Contemporary Reds thrills: witnessing Jay Bruce’s 2010 homer and Homer Bailey’s 2013 no-hitter in person. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 280 characters about the Reds is Redleg Nation, although you can follow his tweets @spmancuso.