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savafan
04-14-2006, 04:50 PM
You know it's a slow news day when Hal McCoy has to write about this. ;)

http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/content/sports/reds/daily/0414redsnotesweb.html

By Hal McCoy

Staff Writer

CHICAGO | Ryan Freel walked over to Ken Griffey Jr. in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse Thursday morning and handed him a personal check, "The biggest check I ever wrote," said Freel.

It was for $27,000 and it was for the purchase of Griffey's 2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV and Griffey said, "It'll be there for you when we get home."

When somebody asked Griffey if he was afraid the check might bounce, pitcher Kent Mercker said, "Griffey is the only guy I know who takes a check to the bank and the bank bounces."

Freel is getting a bargain and he knows it.

"The wheels and sound system are worth $22,000, so I'm getting the car for $5,000," he said. "I've been after him for two years to sell it to me. He used to pick me up when I walked to the ballpark at home and I'd say to him, 'This is nice. I want it.' "

Griffey was playing used car salesman Thursday, but wasn't starting in the game after leaving Wednesday's game with stiffness behind his right knee.

"I did the ice and stimulation thing all night," said Griffey. "It's something when you carry your own portable stimulation unit. What I forgot, though, was the zip-loc baggies for the ice."

Trainer Mike Mann said Griffey was vastly improved Thursday from when he left Wednesday's game.

"With his medical history, taking him out yesterday was precautionary. We're erring on the side of caution," said Mann. "He's definitely better, came in early and did some work with some heat and massage and it is a lot looser than when he left here Wednesday."

Griffey didn't take batting practice, taking treatment instead to make him available to pinch-hit. He hurt the knee in batting practice Wednesday. He will be evaluated today to see if he can start tonight's opener in St. Louis.

Mann said Griffey felt something when he broke to his right to chase a ball and probably hyper-extended it and he had a stiff feeling the rest of the afternoon.

Reds4Life
04-14-2006, 04:52 PM
$27k is cheap for a 2005 Navi. Ryan must be good at haggling. ;)

Fullboat
04-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Freel better drive sober with that behemoth.

Gainesville Red
04-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Ryan must be good at haggling. ;)

He's scrappy.

savafan
04-14-2006, 05:22 PM
He's scrappy.

And he knows how to win.

max venable
04-14-2006, 05:27 PM
$27k is cheap for a 2005 Navi. Ryan must be good at haggling. ;)
Shoot, I'da given Junior $30k for it. He got ripped off.

KronoRed
04-14-2006, 05:35 PM
Part of the deal was Freel won't run JR over in the OF.

Good deal.

KearnsyEars
04-14-2006, 05:35 PM
freel used to walk to the park? Thats awesome.

Joseph
04-14-2006, 05:46 PM
I saw Freel in a Nissan Armada on Opening Day, so it wasn't like he was without wheels. Though I guess it could have been a rental.

captainmorgan07
04-14-2006, 06:06 PM
nice bargain for freel he already plays like a winner now he drives a winner 2

butlerbulldogs
04-14-2006, 06:13 PM
freel used to walk to the park? Thats awesome.

probably b/c his license was suspended from his DUI

KronoRed
04-14-2006, 06:56 PM
No bus? ;)

MartyFan
04-14-2006, 07:00 PM
$27k is cheap for a 2005 Navi. Ryan must be good at haggling. ;)

Could be the down payment...

Caveat Emperor
04-14-2006, 07:18 PM
nice bargain for freel he already plays like a winner now he drives a winner 2

Only when he's over in Newport. :evil:

NatiRedGals
04-14-2006, 07:31 PM
Jr just showing his support hah Freels gonna pick up Griff Now!

Newman4
04-15-2006, 11:22 AM
Freel better dial 1-800-SAFE-AUTO and see what his insurance is on that Hoss Cat after his troubles on the south side of the river. He might be writing the second biggest check in his life very soon.

redsfan30
04-15-2006, 11:27 AM
Freel better dial 1-800-SAFE-AUTO and see what his insurance is on that Hoss Cat after his troubles on the south side of the river. He might be writing the second biggest check in his life very soon.
Working in the insurance business as I do, I'd say there's a VERY strong chance that that check will be the second biggest.