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BoCcc2832
05-28-2006, 11:13 PM
The Cincinnati Reds acquired right-hander Charles Brown from the Chicago White Sox yesterday, completing the trade that sent reliever Scott Sullivan to Chicago earlier this season.

Brown, 11, was drafted by Chicago in the 47th round in 2000. He was 0-14 with a 7.62 ERA for single-A Kannapolis in 2001 before suffering a severe shoulder dislocation after being knocked off the mound by a line drive. He sat out the entire 2002 season and was 0-6 with a 6.32 ERA for rookie-league Bristol this year.

In addition to his injury history, Brown has a reputation of being difficult to coach. "I tried to help him out, but he wouldn't listen" said former pitching coach Victor Montanez. "It was as if when I spoke, all he heard was 'waah waah waah waah.'"

Despite his past, the Reds' front office seemed pleased with Brown.

"He's just the kind of young, cheap, formerly injured arm we like to acquire," said Reds interim GM Brad Kulhman. "We're very happy to get him."

Brown, however, was not excited at the prospect of joining the Reds.

"I was just starting to get settled," said Brown while feeding his rabid pet beagle. "Now I have to leave all my friends behind. And I had finally gotten up the courage to propose to that little red-haired girl. Good grief."

To replace Brown on the Bristol roster, the White Sox signed free-agent infielder Linus Van Pelt.

http://www.spitter.com/spitter_round_headed.htm

captainmorgan07
05-28-2006, 11:20 PM
i never knew we traded scott sullivan earlier thise season

Tom Servo
05-28-2006, 11:34 PM
:clap:

MrCinatit
05-28-2006, 11:56 PM
We got a raw deal. We shoulda got Snoopy. Much better player.
I did notice, however, the article is dated, as Brad Kullman is listed as interum manager.
I've heard that since then, Brown's had some problems, as he has been taking too many line-drives up the middle.

919191
05-29-2006, 03:15 AM
Rats.

BCubb2003
05-29-2006, 04:19 AM
See if you can sign Peppermint Patty.

GAC
05-29-2006, 08:01 AM
he should fit right in then. ;)

http://static.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/images/mccarroll/CharlieBrownbaseball002.jpg

Ltlabner
05-29-2006, 11:43 AM
Who's the kid that plays the piano? Maybe he can be part of the deal and come play the organ at games when he isn't in the line up. He and the current guy can do the dualing piano's thing and battle it out for organ music supremacy.

blumj
05-29-2006, 12:17 PM
Who's the kid that plays the piano? Maybe he can be part of the deal and come play the organ at games when he isn't in the line up. He and the current guy can do the dualing piano's thing and battle it out for organ music supremacy.
Schroeder. Nothing like a little Beethoven at the ballpark, though. Besides, that little b*tch Lucy would always be hanging around, and who wants that?

max venable
05-29-2006, 12:38 PM
http://www.phoenix-lln.be/pictures/peanuts/lucy.gif
I'd rather have Lucy. I like her "win at all costs" approach.

Johnny Footstool
05-29-2006, 12:51 PM
Man, that one's from the deep archives.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:45 PM
he should fit right in then. ;)

http://static.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/images/mccarroll/CharlieBrownbaseball002.jpg
At least it's a ground ball.

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:46 PM
Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, I'm the Charlie Brownist.

redsfanfalcon
05-30-2006, 08:36 AM
I heard the Brewers wanted him...can you just here Dan O now, "Pitch to contact, Charlie, pitch to contact." ;)

deltachi8
05-30-2006, 10:35 AM
Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, I'm the Charlie Brownist.

Come on, from what I hear, you score babes that Chuck can only dream of.

Raisor
05-30-2006, 11:08 AM
Come on, from what I hear, you score babes that Chuck can only dream of.


My mother-in-law calls me "Chuck" by the way.

RichRed
05-30-2006, 12:00 PM
Good grief.