BASELINE ITEMS – 1/16/12
Good morning, Fonzies!
First off, happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Let’s get things started today with Reds Caravan Poster #4. Remember, you can collect them all right here on BOR.
I showed this to Marty over the weekend and he approved…but added – “you are demented.”
And my main man Tim Carper from Grayson, Kentucky’s WUGO Radio submitted his version of a Caravan poster…
I love it!
If you’d like to put together a 2012 Reds Caravan poster, I’d love to see it. If it’s good and in good taste, I’ll post it right here on BOR. Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reds minor league catching prospect Tucker Barnhart (who will be traveling with the South Tour on the Carvan) sent me information on a charity football game that will take place in April, benefitting Alzheimer’s research.
For more information, CLICK HERE or tweet @IndyBvB.
THIS DATE IN REDS HISTORY (courtesy of Redleg Journal by Rhodes & Snyder)
1913: The Reds purchase Three Finger Brown from the Cubs.
The future Hall of Fame pitcher had a career record of 195-95 when he arrived in Cincinnati. Although he was past his prime, Brown was one of the few bright spots on the Reds staff in 1913, winning 11 games and posting a 2.91 ERA. Brown is arguably the first Red to be used as a relief specialist. He started 16 games but appeared in 39; in his 23 relief appearances, he picked up six saves, suggesting that new manager Joe Tinker used Brown to salvage wins.
For those of you in the Cincinnati area, stop by the Holy Grail tomorrow night from 6-7pm ET for another action-packed edition of the Reds Hot Stove League, hosted by Mercury Marty.
I’ll be there and would love to say hi to ya.
Received word from Zach Bongreatness that the South Bus of the Reds Caravan (aka, “The Rock Star Tour”) will be responsible for 1,118.4 of the 2,752.9 total miles traveled. That’s about right.
The North Bus is expected to travel 818.6 miles while the West Bus is going to take it easy this year with a paltry 815.9 miles.
Once again, we’re counted on to pick up the slack. Shameful.
OPENING DAY IN…
2 months, 20 days and 5 hours
2 months, 20.17 days
11 weeks, 3.169 days
I’ll have more in a bit. Thanks for logging on!
Expect good news,