jaybrucedaytonLet’s dip into the archives, shall we? Back in April of 2006 — more than a decade ago, if you can believe it — minor league outfielder Jay Bruce spoke with Redleg Nation‘s Bill Lack from the dugout in Dayton, where Bruce was playing Class-A ball.

How did that kid turn out?

The best part of that interview, of course, is the picture of a young and dreamy Bruce (the same picture you see to the right).

And while we’re at it, here’s something I wrote back in 2008, just after Bruce’s big league debut. It’s titled, unapologetically, as “The Legend of Jay Bruce.”

2 Responses

  1. Bob morgan

    Trade all the players and bring up all triple a,double a players. The fans will spend their money to watch.

  2. redsfan06

    Funny that in the article “The Legend of Jay Bruce” Dusty says he always puts a recent call up in the line up right away because they were hot when they were called up. In later years, I seem to remember players being called up to mostly ride the pine under Dusty.