If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d encourage you to go take a look at this piece I wrote for the Hardball Times about recent Reds call-up Hernan Iribarren. I was working on this for several weeks before the call-up happened and it includes quotes from Rockies GM Jeff Bridich and Bats manager Delino DeShields. Iribarren is a well-spoken, thoughtful person with a fascinating story.
Also, as a bonus feature, I encourage you to go check out this youtube clip of a baseball-like game called Chapita which Iribarren told me about playing as boy, but which didn’t fit into my story.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.