The bossman, Rob Butcher graciously sent me today’s batch of Spring Training photos from Goodyear to share with you. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had “Photos…with Captions!”, why not bring it back today?
Without further ado…
Manager Dusty Baker, #12, changed his name to "Ocho Benavides" prior to Spring Training. It means "Oh Yeah!" in Spanish
Rick Sweet likes what he sees. Rick Sour doesn't and leaves before getting his photo taken.
This is why coaches also wear cups. Bryan Price wasn't watching when Sam LeCure missed this throw.
Groups were split up today according to height. This is the "Tall" group.
WCPO sports anchor John Popovich films John Fay getting tased for the first time in 2012.
A beautiful photo of the "barf bucket" for the players that showed up to camp out of shape.
"Dear Aunt Margaret, the weather here is beautiful. Baseball is fun. Wish you were here. Your loving nephew, Brooksy"
Players are not required to pick up after themselves in Spring Training.
"PRIVATE PYLE! CAN YOU TELL ME WHY YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE OUT HERE WEARING WHITE PANTS?!"
And I couldn’t resist…here’s another Reds-themed Paul McCartney song for ya. It’s to be sung/read in the key of “Band on the Run.” Enjoy!
“MAN, DREW CAN RUN”
Stuck beside these two guys, center field endeavor, I wanna rob a home run, sliced again….strike two, Shin-Soo Choo, Moises A-lou.
If I ever raced a deer, On asphalt, grass or clay To prove my solid dexterity. All the speed I would show that day I’d only need second gear. I would definitely beat that deer.
Well, the bat exploded with a mighty crash and we all thought it was a gun, Around first base he ran to second base there, he wasn’t even done. Man, Drew can run. Man, Drew can run. And the Number One Fan and his sidekick Dan were equally as stunned
Because man, Drew can run….man, Drew can run….Drew Stubbs can run…man, Drew can run.
Skipper Dusty Baker said that Drew can fly, so he made him number one All the fans were cheering out on Fountain Square because the Redlegs had just won! Man, Drew can run….Man, Drew can run. Marty Brenna-Man and Ryan Hani-Gan, couldn’t believe what had just been done.
Drew Stubbs can run…boy, can he run….man, Drew can run…man, Drew can run.
Well, the sky was falling in the Cardinals’ world – for another bad meltdown. Oh that town besmirches us every single day, but they’ll never get our crown. We’re number one….We’re number one.
And our team won’t budge, we hold no grudge No reason to be sore Because, man, Drew can run….We’re number one…Drew Stubbs can run…We’re number one.
That’s all for now. Thanks for logging on! I appreciate it very much! Go Reds!
* Kevin Morby: "Singing Saw"
* White Denim: "Stiff"
* Parquet Courts: "Human Performance"
* Eric Brandon: "Old Love"
* The Lumineers: "Cleopatra"
*David Wax Museum: "Guesthouse"
* Mason Jennings: "Wild Dark Metal"
* Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: "A Man Alive"
* Hinds: "Leave Me Alone"
* Eric George: self titled
* Half Moon Run: "Sun Leads Me On"
* T. Hardy Morris: "Drownin' on a Mountaintop"
* The Cactus Blossoms: "You're Dreaming"
* Esme Patterson: "Woman to Woman"
* Doe Paoro: "After"
* Diane Coffey: "Everybody's a Good Dog"
* The Brain Stems: "No Place Else"
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