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.”

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

  2. 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.

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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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