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savafan
06-16-2006, 04:12 AM
A primer for those looking to jump onto the bandwagon.

Javier Valentin

http://reds.enquirer.com/2004/05/04/javy.jpg

One of three current catchers on the Reds roster. I know he wears #17, so it could be easy to confuse him with Chris Sabo, but they are in fact not the same person.

Joe Valentine

http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/7051.jpg

Former Reds pitcher, now in the Astros organization. He is not a catcher, nor a current Cincinnati Red. Valentine came to the Reds from the Oakland A's organization along with Jeff Bruksch and Aaron Harang in exchange for disgruntled clubhouse decorator Jose Guillen. At the time, some Reds fans thought that Joe was the best arm acquired in that deal, and could be a future closer. Joe would also like you to know that he was raised by two mommies.

Jose Valentin

http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/valentin1208.jpg

Brother of Reds catcher Javier Valentin. Jose is a New York Met. He is not now, nor has he ever been a Cincinnati Red. If God is kind, he never will be a Cincinnati Red either.

Rich Aurilia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2005/06/12/PH2005061201101.jpg

Yes, that's right, A-U-R-I-L-I-A. Rich is a former all-star shortstop, and currently plays first base, second base, shortstop, third base and the clubhouse boombox for the Cincinnati Reds. His favorite tunes on the boombox are by his wife Raquel Aurilia, who is a singer.

http://www.raquelaurilia.com/images/pr02.jpg

By the way, her name is Raquel Aurilia, spelled R-A-Q-U-E-L A-U-R-I-L-I-A

Arilia

http://hometown.aol.com/humbirdhill/images/arillia%20berries.jpg

Small deciduous native, summer-fall fruit, full sun/partial shade. Attracts 9 bird species. By Fall the berries of Arilia spinosa (Devil's Walking Stick) have been eaten by many songbirds.

Chris Denorfia

http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/athletics/baseball/scrapbook/players2002/images/denorfia.jpg

Reds minor league outfielder currently playing at AAA Louisville. Denorfia is at Louisville, because other major league teams are currently still searching to find a pitcher who can handle throwing to Chris, as well as dealing with his wit, charm, smashing good looks and overall charisma.

Denofria

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/images/2006/01/25/WWdj2hQn.jpg

A cyborg clone of Chris Denorfia sent back from the year 2036. The future of major league baseball players, Denofria's only competition for eventual greatest player ever to step on the diamond is Jim Coombs.

D’Onofrio

http://www.allyourtv.com/images/l/lawandordercriminalintent/donofrio.jpg

An actor on NBC's Law and Order: Criminal Intent

Lindner

http://www.mikemilken.com/images/Linder_Lori_Anshutz_MM.jpg

Former Reds majority owner, first person on the left in the above photograph. Lindner's reign as majority owner of the Reds was a dark period in history comparable only to the Salem Witch Trials, Spanish Inquisition and when NBC's Friday night must see TV lineup of Full House, Family Matters, Step By Step and Perfect Strangers ruled the broadcasting world.

Linder

http://silentgents.com/Linder/Max13.jpg

One of the earliest pioneers of the silent film era. No direct connection to the Cincinnati Reds.

Lender

http://shopuncleharrys.dukestores.duke.edu/images/miss%20047.jpg

A bagel found in your grocer's frozen food section.

David Ross

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/06/05/MAoVKcjG.jpg

Another one of three catchers currently on the Reds roster. A career backup, Ross seems to have found lightning in a bottle while serving as Bronson Arroyo's personal catcher.

Cody Ross

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060615/capt.e83b4ce4e9ca462580a0f08dfddf9717.braves_marli ns_baseball_mds110.jpg

Former Red, currently a Florida Marlin. Ross played in two games while with Cincinnati. He is quickly getting a reputation for not being very good at bunting.

GABP

http://culture.ohio.gov/s/greatamericanL.gif

Abbreviated form of Great American Ball Park, the current home stadium of the Cincinnati Reds.

GAB

http://zebro.everperfect.com/allman/images/poster/p-gab-85.jpg

Abbreviated form of the Gregg Allman Band.

Cincinnati

http://www.mtctickets.com/cities/images/cincinnati-oh.jpg

Ohio city located on the Ohio River where the Cincinnati Reds call home.

common misspellings: Cincinati, Cincinatti, Cicninati, Cncinnati

http://www.accsweb.com/cncinnati1.jpg

DanO

http://www.red-hot-mama.com/images/uploads/d_obrien.jpg

Former Reds general manager and permanent MENSA waiting list member Dan O'Brien.

Jimbo

http://reds.enquirer.com/2003/03/30/bowden_zoom.jpg



http://www.fantasiawear.com/images-mens-leather/uk0750.jpg

Former Reds general manager and fashion plate Jim Bowden.

Marty and Joe

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2002/03/17/marty180x132.jpg

The classic voices many of us grew up with listening to the Reds on the radio.

Marty and the Bad Boy

http://archive.cinweekly.com/content/2004/03/10/images/0310stewart.jpg

Current radio booth duo.

The Crafty Left-Hander

http://www.midlandredskins.org/Players/chris_welsh01.jpg

FSN commentator Chris Welsh.

George Grande

http://media.gunnery.org/media/Articles/2004-2005/2005-03-04-GeorgeGrande/img01.jpg

By now, you know his story.

Idiotmobile

http://www.redszone.com/forums/images/avatars/idiotmobile.gif

The transportation line between Louisville and Cincinnati.

The Gang of Ten

http://houston.austinrocky.org/gangoften.jpg

Similar to the Skull and Bones, only made up of ten elite Reds fans. I'm afraid I can't say much more about them here.

Adam Dunn

http://filmbook.co.kr/tt/attach/0829/040829111235662705/519288.jpg

Reds leftfielder, and one of the most prolific homerun hitters under the age of 30 in baseball history. To learn more about this enigma, check out the following book:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0816710384.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Bob Castellini

http://redlegs.mlblogs.com/photos/uncategorized/castellini.jpg

Current Reds majority owner and a guy who knows about produce.

Castellani

http://www.stone-panels.com/francais/images/Exteriors/Castelini.jpg

An art museum at Niagra University

MDX Reds Crew

http://www.angryken.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/bilde.jpg

There's no cheerleaders in baseball, right? RIGHT?

Falls City Beer's Kid

http://www.mypkhome.com/bb/bb-18.jpg

Thanks to some trickery, or masterful witchcraft by Jimmy Haynes, the Cincinnati Reds acquired Falls City Beer's first born son. After a disappointing couple of seasons at Billings, the Reds traded the lad to the Indians as the player to be named later in the Brandon Phillips deal.

Elvis

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/052797elvis_300x452.jpg

Still the king, and a good luck charm in the radio booth.

Tommy Helms

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/tommy_helms_autograph.jpg

Forget everything you thought you knew, this was who Lou Piniella took over for in 1990, not Pete Rose.



Okay, that should be enough to get you started on your entry into Reds fandom. Any more questions, feel free to ask.

KronoRed
06-16-2006, 04:20 AM
I feel more informed to be a Reds fan.

Thanks Sava :D

cumberlandreds
06-16-2006, 07:52 AM
Very good! I enjoyed that!:clap:

RedFanAlways1966
06-16-2006, 08:43 AM
Great stuff, sava. :laugh: :thumbup:

dabvu2498
06-16-2006, 09:07 AM
That picture of GG is overwhelming.

BigJohn
06-16-2006, 09:13 AM
I think you forgot a couple!

http://www.mysfgiants.com/images/roadtrips/ChiCinci2003/Cinci_2003_Mascot_02b.jpg

Mr. Red and Gapper!

Spitball
06-16-2006, 09:56 AM
Classic, Sava! Classic! :laugh:

Chip R
06-16-2006, 10:03 AM
Gret stuff, Sava. Put a big smile on my face.

klw
06-16-2006, 10:08 AM
you forgot that Jim Bowden is also know as leatherpants


http://www.onsitedeals.com/chaps-pants/art/HL-313.jpg

smith288
06-16-2006, 10:08 AM
Mr Red - Scary interpretation of the Running Mr Red found on the sleeve of the Reds jersey that is detailed with empty eyes and an odd wasteline. Horrible. Simply horrible.

Gapper - Stupid meaningless mascot that is really a cheap rippoff of the chicken, Clevelands' slider and Philly Fanatic all rolled into one dumb furball.

BuckWoody
06-16-2006, 10:15 AM
http://www.cinefania.com/pics/personas/9/9815.jpg
Out-*******-standing, Sava! :clap:

Keystone12
06-16-2006, 10:41 AM
Frankly, this is the funniest thread I have ever read on my limited excursions into these forums.

Items missing:
1. Mr. Reds' Race
2. Jerry Narron
3. Moon deck
4. Message board poster.

Yachtzee
06-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Mr Red - Scary interpretation of the Running Mr Red found on the sleeve of the Reds jersey that is detailed with empty eyes and an odd wasteline. Horrible. Simply horrible.



You forgot to mention that he may or may not be a Chupacabra. :alien:

Handofdeath
06-16-2006, 12:09 PM
Dunn's eyes were closed in that photo. Jim Thome would have kept his open. ;)

oneupper
06-16-2006, 12:10 PM
Don't forget to archive this...a new classic!

reds44
06-16-2006, 12:13 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

TeamBoone
06-16-2006, 02:07 PM
Loved it! And considering you did it at 3 o'clock in the morning is even more outstanding!

I must admit though that #17, to me, will always be Aaron Boone.

And I've never understood the abbreviation GABP... I always thought "ballpark" was one word.

I couple things that could be added... every time I see Q come to bat sporting the #30, it confuses me for a second. And it's some kind of de je vous (spelling?) every time I see #21 at first base.

You're Reds 101 got me to thinking.... why, I wonder, does Bucky Dent not wear #20????

And what ever happened to Dunn's Dawgs? I don't think they were around last year either.

Seems like there was another group called Kearns' Krew??

Redsland
06-16-2006, 03:03 PM
Archive this baby.

:thumbup:

jimbo
06-16-2006, 03:18 PM
That is some mighty fine work savafan. I about lost it when that big mug of George Grande came into view. Definitely a keeper. :thumbup:

creek14
06-16-2006, 03:29 PM
Brilliant.

KittyDuran
06-16-2006, 03:50 PM
You're Reds 101 got me to thinking.... why, I wonder, does Bucky Dent not wear #20????#20 is retired - Frank Robinson...:)

KronoRed
06-16-2006, 04:55 PM
I think you forgot a couple!

http://www.mysfgiants.com/images/roadtrips/ChiCinci2003/Cinci_2003_Mascot_02b.jpg

Mr. Red and Gapper!
What about Rosie?? :D

Heath
06-16-2006, 07:30 PM
What about Rosie?? :D

I cheer for Rosie everytime she runs the bases. They need to bring her back. She's a babe. :D

KronoRed
06-16-2006, 07:36 PM
I cheer for Rosie everytime she runs the bases. They need to bring her back. She's a babe. :D
Word.

TeamBoone
06-16-2006, 08:20 PM
#20 is retired - Frank Robinson...:)

Oh, duh!

savafan
06-16-2006, 08:21 PM
Addendum to primer

Bullpen

http://www.cincypost.com/sports/images/nastyboys.jpg

Some of you may be too young to remember what a bullpen is. This word has a double meaning. The first meaning is the area where a relief pitcher warms up before entering a game. The second meaning is the term used to refer to a team's relief pitching staff. The last time the Reds were really good, they had an outstanding bullpen, commonly referred to as the Nasty Boys.

Bull Pen

http://www.highdesertinsider.com/jpgs/gallery/050502/edited1/MVC-007F.jpg

In rodeo or on ranches, a fenced in area of land used for keeping the bulls from roaming free.

Riverfront Stadium

http://mysite.verizon.net/charliesballparks/stadiums/ph/cinci2.jpg

Sometimes confused for a mythological place called Cinergy Field, Riverfront was the home park of the Reds until they moved into the Great American Ball Park.

Mr. Red

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/fan_forum/2006/ph_mrred2.jpg

Mr. Red was the team's original mascot, first appearing in 1955. He is a humanoid figure with a baseball for a head. It was once rumored that Mr. Red was taken under the bleachers of Crosley Field and shot in 1957. As though a character from a soap opera world, Mr. Red re-emerged in 1999. He is not exactly the smartest of all baseball mascots

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/fan_forum/gallery9.jpg

But he is smarter than...

Gapper

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/fan_forum/2006/ph_gapper2.jpg

The younger, apparently hipper Reds mascot. Gapper's story is one of heroism and destiny.....

You can read it here:

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cin/fan_forum/gapper.jsp

It is the belief of many Reds fans that Gapper is the illegitimate child of the Phillie Phanatic and former Reds pitcher Ron Robinson.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/mark_bechtel/08/17/daily.blog/p1_phanatic.jpghttp://images.redreporter.com/images/admin/robinson.jpg

Bronson Arroyo

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0009XFIT6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Current Reds pitcher and future Grammy winning recording artist. Arroyo came to the Reds from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for defensively clueless outfielder and overgrown Dominican wonder child Wily Mo Pena.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2004/07/28/9FMZV9yM.jpg

Oreo

http://www.dogsinthenews.com/issues/0212/pictures/oreos-150.jpg

Sandwich cookie made by the National Biscuit Company (NaBisCo). First produced in 1912, Oreos are still loved by children and adults all over the world.

Aurroyo

To be honest, I really have no clue what this is.

McGwire

http://espn.go.com/media/mlb/2005/0927/photo/g_mcgwire_195.jpg

Former Oakland A, St. Louis Cardinal and human biological/chemistry experiment. The Reds dominated McGwire and the Oakland A's in the 1990 World Series. Later, McGwire shocked the baseball world when he hit 70 homeruns in 1998, but we're not here to talk about the past.

McGuire

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JM9P.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Lizzie McGuire is a fictional character from the Disney Channel series of the same name. The character was portrayed by poptart Hilary Duff.

Krivsky

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/02/08/5wj7laA5.jpg

The current general manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Like Moses to the Israelites, so too is Wayne Krivsky to us.

Scrappy

http://www.vitaphone.org/scrappyx.jpg

Columbia Pictures cartoon series from 1931-1935. Also played all nine positions as well as managed both dugouts in the same game. Today, his name is used as an adjective to define a particularly hard working player.

Clutch

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/clutch-fig1.jpg

If you drive a car with manual transmission, you know how this works. If not, refer to the above picture.

1975

http://www.aaretroleague.com/21c778f0.png

The Reds played the Boston Red Sox in the World Series in 1975, and the above photo is one of the most oft played moments in television sports. However, we prefer this one:

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/10/20/si.worldseries/75reds.jpg

SABR

http://www.sabr.org/cmsimgs/P1010241UnionXX.JPG

Abbreviated form of Society for American Baseball Research

Saber

http://images.thewavemag.com/images/articles/10001-11000/10875.jpg

The weapon of choice for members of SABR.

Kent Mercker

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2006/05/14/ldGPYCSB.jpg

Current Reds relief pitcher who is in his third tour of duty with the Reds.

Ken Mercker

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/062197mercker_450x528.jpg

One of Kent Mercker's alter egos.

Kurt Mercker

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/mercker.jpeg

Kent Mercker's other alter ego. This one no-hit the Dodgers on April 8, 1994 while pitching for the Atlanta Braves.

Heath
06-16-2006, 08:25 PM
Sorry to pounce on the back of brilliance, once again, by my fellow Daytonian sava, I figured here's Part Two of "So You Want To Be A Reds Fan" -

This is Justin Germano -
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/images/cards/5423.jpg


GERMANO, a former San Diego farmhand, is in AAA Louisville waiting patiently for that cup of coffee.

Speaking of Coffee, the liquid beverage is not to be confused with the Reds Closer - Todd COFFEY - Here he is as a Dayton Dragon. C-O-F-F-E-Y is a RedsZone fan favorite, since his brother, (aptly nicknamed Coffeybro) posts here on a regular-to-infrequent basis.

http://www.rookiesquantities.com/Images/MWLAS03_22.jpg

Back to Germano - he's sometimes confused with Cesar GERONIMO. Cesar was a steady Centerfielder on the Big Red Machine. He's easily to least recoginzed member of the BRM starting 8.

http://huntington.lps.org/webclass2003/Travis_Favorite_Cards/graphics/Cesar_Geronimo_Front.jpg

From Cesar Geronimo, we move to Franklyn GERMAN -

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/baseball/german-franklyn-dtt-1.jpg

Here is Franklyn in a Detroit jersey. What's the Reds' connection you say? Well, there really isn't. Except, in my own mind, I was hoping he'd come over to Cincinnati in the Dimitri Young deal. Instead we got Luis Pineda.

From Franklyn German .... we go to GERMAN Barranca - Google does not find an image of German, but if you go to baseball-reference.com, there lists in all 55 games as a Red, the glory of Barranca. [VIN SCULLY VOICE] - Interestingly enough, German was acquired from the Royals to the Reds for.....Cesar GERONIMO. So, we can only see how this can be confusing. More discussion of German vs. Geronimo can be discussed in the Graduate Course of "So You Want To Be A Red's Fan" with guest lecturer Dick Wagner. [/VIN SCULLY VOICE]

Dick Wagner (not appearing in your picture) was the architect (some would say desctruction crew leader) of the dismantling of the Big Red Machine. A former Ice Capades Director Of Marketing, Wagner proved to be inept as I am on skates. Wagner was the General Manager of the worst Reds Team in history, the 1982 club that lost 101 games, the first and only Reds team to lose 100. Most pictures of the 1982 club have been disposed off in a manner that is safe to all citizens.

From the incompetence of Dick Wagner to the present, we bring you Wayne Krvisky (aka WayneK, Kriv, Krivsky, and Hey You to the porter at the Chicago Airport Hyatt)
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/02/08/5wj7laA5.jpg

K-R-I-V-S-K-Y (the last three letter are "sky" - as in "the sky is the limit" ) is the new guy in charge and he's already making moves to improve the club (though some may wonder why he's sitting on his hands not improving a bullpen). All he's done is find this club a reliable starting pitcher for a reserve outfielder, traded a "prospect" for the hottest hitting catcher in the National League and dealt a PTBNL for the starting 2b for the club. Not bad.

WOY - or westofyou - RedsZone's own Hall of Fame curator. A picture of woy is unavailable because of CIA operatives in his survillance area due to the fact that the Hamilton County Library has an ABP of a Library fine totaling $24,354 for his unreturned copy of Jim Bouton's book "I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally". woy in his spare time proves the theory of "History repeats itself" while designing old time baseball momentos.

Riverfront Stadium -

http://www.walteromalley.com/images/stad_other/riverfront.jpg

Built in 1970 as the Reds' new jewel - it featured the first all synthetic grass field (except for the sliding pits) Built in time for the 1970 All-Star game, it hosted 5 World Series, Two All-Star games and hit 4192. Built as part of a 40-year lease with the Reds and the city, it lasted 32. Unlike its predecessor, Crosley Field, it was never bought and re-assembled on someone's farm in Northern Kentucky.

That's the best I can do. For more information on redszoner's - please search the Archives for "How to Identify RedsZoners In Public" by jmclain19. :D

Heath
06-16-2006, 08:29 PM
Sorry sava - I figured the Crede granny got you thinking.....

savafan
06-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Sorry sava - I figured the Crede granny got you thinking.....

No apologies needed, feel free to add more. :)

KronoRed
06-16-2006, 09:16 PM
:lol:

pedro
06-17-2006, 02:30 AM
good stuff sava :)

savafan
06-17-2006, 03:22 AM
Addendum #2

Bob Boone

http://espn.go.com/media/mlb/2000/1103/photo/a_boone_i.jpg

Former Reds manager who took over for Jack McKeon in 2001. McKeon managed the Marlins to a .538 clip and won the World Series in 2003, three years after leaving the Reds with a .529 managerial record. Bob Boon managed for parts of three years and led the Reds to a .444 winning percentage.

Baboon

http://1kai.dokkyomed.ac.jp/mammal/images/living/medium/05-13m.jpg

The baboon is seven species of Old World monkey in the genus Papio that have evolved from tree-dwelling ancestors to become terrestrial, walking on all four limbs. Typical open-country monkeys, they are found all over the savannah, semi-desert, and lightly forested regions of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. A baboon also was reported to have filled out Bob Boone's lineup cards.

Waivers

http://www.baseballweekend.ca/Images/waivers_button.gif

Waivers just might be the most complicated single aspect of the rules. In the rule book, a waiver is defined as "... a permission granted for certain assignments of player contracts or for the unconditional release of a Major League player ..."

If a player placed on Major League waivers is not claimed by another team during the three business days after waivers have been requested, then the players is said to have "cleared waivers," and the team has secured waivers for the remainder of the waiver period.

Many stars including the Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. are placed on revocable waivers every year after the trading deadline. This is not an insult, nor a prerequisite that a trade is about to be made.

Wavers

http://blogeline.blogspot.com/uploaded_images/pope-the%20wave-Guido%20Karl%20%20WJT%20gGmbH-796497.jpg

A group of people who are sure to disturb you while you are trying to enjoy a game at the stadium by engaging in an archaic and pointless ritual during what is likely a key game changing moment.

Reclining Massage Chair

http://www.home123furniture.com/e-store/media/prod_L/4410_L.jpg

A former luxury available to Cincinnati Reds ballplayers in the clubhouse, now only found in the manager's office of the Columbus Clippers.

Danny Graves

http://images.redreporter.com/images/admin/gravesvietnam.jpg

Sold his soul to the devil in order to become the Reds all-time saves leader. Released by the team last season after reminding the fans that he isn't as good as Mark Fidrych was...in 1979. Graves resurrected his career...

Wait, that's not Danny Graves is it? I think that is one of the lady's from the view. Here is Danny Graves:

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1999/09/091199graves_500x322.jpg

Now that Danny Graves is no longer making a major league paycheck, these guys are very sad:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c361/gabba365/miamiink.jpg

Saint CEO

http://wirefish.com/other/schott_over_cincy.jpg

Name given to Marge Schott by WLW comedian Gary Burbank when the Reds became upset with comments made about Marge on the air. Marge was the majority owner of the Reds prior to the dictatorship of Carl Lindner. Marge was known to lover her million dollar...

http://cincinnati.com/reds/2002final/photos/davis_marge_zoom.jpg

...ballplayers, and was the last owner to bring a championship to Cincinnati in 1990.

Marge was lampooned nationally for allowing her pet saint bernard Schottzie run on the field before games. Schottzie stood in as Reds mascot while Mr. Red was recovering from his injuries and Gapper was making his trek to Cincinnati.

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1998/03/032998schottzie_550x459.jpg

Eventually, Marge Schott was manhandled out of her day to day running of the Reds by Interim Commissioner for Life Bud Selig and his cronies in 1996.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/_photos/2001-12-06-inside-selig.jpg

For all of the bad press she may have received, Marge was loved by fans, young and old alike.

http://i.cnn.net/si/2004/magazine/specials/sports_year/goodbye/images/margeschott.jpg

Tony Perez

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/2000/01/011200perezmanager.jpg

Former Reds first baseman, member of the Big Red Machine championship teams of 1975-1976, member of the Reds Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Perez took over managerial duties from Lou Piniella in 1993 only to be unceremoniously fired by then general manager Jim Bowden only 44 games into the season with a 20-24 record. Perez found out he was fired and being replaced by former New York Met manager Davey Johnson when he received a message from Bowden on his home answering machine.

savafan
06-19-2006, 01:59 PM
Addendum #3

Banana Phone

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/1192/novelty/banana.jpg

During Reds rain delays, the banana phone is used by listeners to tell Marty how much they love him, how much they miss Joe and ask who is this Steve Stewart guy that Marty talks so much about. Zoners, do not call the banana phone. This is a tool used mainly by cincinnati.com, espn.com and mlb.com message board users, as well as the occasional Jerry Springer Show fan. It's like the Sci-Zone for sport type folks.

Kerry Wood

http://baseballstud31mo.tripod.com/kerry_wood.jpg

Sometimes pitcher for the NL Central rivals Chicago Cubs, and full-time medical experiment.

Kerry Woods

http://faculty.bennington.edu/~kwoods/images/fieldwrk.JPG

A field-oriented, teaching scientist at Bennington College with particular interests in ecology, botany, biogeography, and evolution. Although these fields are at the center of his teaching interests, he also teach courses and tutorials in statistics and computer applications in biology, and on a variety of environmental themes. He's particularly interested in issues involving agriculture, forestry, and landscape management. Some zoners believe that Dusty Baker ruined his career.

Joe Mays

http://www.hopkinsraspberryfestival.com/Twins/joemays_small.jpg

A.K.A. The Firestarter. Current Reds pitcher who will be taking Brandon Claussen's spot in the starting rotation after Claussen went on the 15-day DL with gopheritis in his pitching arm. Mays has sometimes been criticized for having his mind on things other than pitching. However, he has pitched well in relief since coming to the Reds. Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky signed Mays as a free agent after he was released by the Kansas City Royals. It was said that Krivsky noticed a flaw in his delivery, and that Reds coaches have worked with Mays to correct it. What was the flaw you ask? That Mays had been pitching wiffleballs for the past several seasons.

http://static.flickr.com/19/114280212_df25e2d567.jpg

Doc Hollywood

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Nickname given to Reds team doctor Tim Kremchek. Kremchek has drawn the criticism of fans and former general manager Jim Bowden because...well, sometimes it just doesn't look like he knows what he's doing. Marty B. loves Doc Hollywood though, because you never see him strikeout with runners in scoring position.

Bobbleheads

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Plastic durable figurines with bobbing heads given away as promotional items at the stadium periodically. Otherwise known as the only way the Reds can get a sell-out.

2006

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With the Castellini group's purchase of the Reds, and the additions of Bronson Arroyo and Brandon Phillips helping the Reds to remain in contention heading into late June, Reds fans have reason to be excited this year. There also things at the ballpark that the fans just can't get enough of, like the kiss cam, statues of Joe Nuxhall, Ernie Lombardi, Rich Aurilia,Ted Kluszewski and Frank Robinson and the new MDX Reds Crew really bring a smile to the faces of each and every Reds fan that enters the Great American Ball Park.

KronoRed
06-19-2006, 04:44 PM
That lady looks upset :lol:

smith288
06-19-2006, 05:30 PM
That lady looks upset :lol:
I wonder if her eyes roved over to her husband as he stared at her jersey's print.

Chip R
06-19-2006, 05:39 PM
Great additions, sava. Hey, could you re-size that pic of Kerry Woods to make it narrower?

flyer85
06-19-2006, 06:01 PM
That lady looks upset :lol:Her hubby doesn't seem to mind. Looks like he may be undressing her with his eyes. Where I sit I don't have to worry about that problem. :laugh:

savafan
06-19-2006, 10:09 PM
Hey, could you re-size that pic of Kerry Woods to make it narrower?

Hmmm...not sure if this is what you meant.

Chip R
06-20-2006, 12:00 PM
Hmmm...not sure if this is what you meant.

No, the one after that is pretty wide. Some people might find it easier to read without having to move the browser from side to side.

savafan
06-20-2006, 12:41 PM
No, the one after that is pretty wide. Some people might find it easier to read without having to move the browser from side to side.

ah, you said Kerry Woods, not Kerry Wood, my bad :laugh:

I found a thinner picture of the professor. :thumbup:

macro
06-21-2006, 12:16 AM
The two ladies in the lower left of that photo definitely don't seem too impressed. Almost all of the males in the picture seem to genuinely appreciate the efforts of the young lady, however.

:lol:

Oh, and outstanding stuff sava. Outstanding! :clap:

dman
06-21-2006, 12:49 AM
Who's is the babe of a reporter that Dunn is chatting with?

savafan
06-22-2006, 02:33 AM
Addendum #4

Okay, this update may be a little hard for some of you to follow, but we're going to try anyway. Here we go.

This is Dave Kingman

http://z.lee28.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/kingman.jpg

This is Adam Dunn

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Again, Dave Kingman

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And Adam Dunn

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A Dave Kingman baseball card

http://www.rndng3rd.com/NYMHall/players/K/DaKi8002.jpg

And an Adam Dunn baseball card

http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/dunntt.jpg

Dave Kingman had a career OBP of .302 and a career OPS of .780. He never played for the Cincinnati Reds, and he doesn't play for them now. Adam Dunn has a career OBP of .382 and a career OPS of .944. Now that you have seen them both in the same place, you should now realize that they are not in fact, the same person.

savafan
07-27-2006, 03:29 AM
Joe Mays

http://www.hopkinsraspberryfestival.com/Twins/joemays_small.jpg

A.K.A. The Firestarter. Current Reds pitcher who will be taking Brandon Claussen's spot in the starting rotation after Claussen went on the 15-day DL with gopheritis in his pitching arm. Mays has sometimes been criticized for having his mind on things other than pitching. However, he has pitched well in relief since coming to the Reds. Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky signed Mays as a free agent after he was released by the Kansas City Royals. It was said that Krivsky noticed a flaw in his delivery, and that Reds coaches have worked with Mays to correct it. What was the flaw you ask? That Mays had been pitching wiffleballs for the past several seasons.

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Well, that worked...

Too bad they couldn't wrestle the wiffleball from his hand.

savafan
12-26-2006, 10:39 PM
Updates for 2007


Bubba Crosby

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Recent addition to the Reds outfield, Bubba is most famously known for having a .255 career OBP...which means he should get on base at least one time during his four at bats in the 2007 season. Don't worry about Bubba too much though, he does have that political career goal to fall back on.

David Crosby

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No real relation to the Cincinnati Reds, except for his well known relationship with former Redszone poster NEILYNG. David is also the father of a child who, like former Reds' pitcher Joe Valentine, is raised by two mommies.

Bill Cosby

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The Jell-O guy. I hear he also used to do comedy once. Please respect Mr. Cosby, by not referring to Bubba as "Bubba Cosby".

Alex Gonzalez

http://www.yawkeywaystore.com/images/products/GONZALEZ,ALEX%20(POST-SWING).gif

Reds new starting shortstop. Signed as a free agent after spending last year in Boston. Pretty exciting, I hear he'll make us all forget how good Juan Castro is.

Alex Gonzalez

http://www.thediamondangle.com/archive/aug02/cubs/gonzo1.jpg

This guy does not play for the Reds. Do not insult Alex Gonzalez by calling him Alex Gonzalez.

Jeff Conine

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_112559.jpg

Nope, he's not a coach folks, he's the new back-up 1st baseman/outfielder. Ah...remember back when Chris Berman used to make us all chuckle with his "Jeff Conine the Barbarian" talk? Yeah, back in 1993.

Chad Moeller

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The new head on the new and...improved (?) three headed catching scenario. My grandma always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Mike Stanton

http://www.ebbets-field.com/CYCLONES/StantonM.jpg

Remember when there was baseball in Brooklyn? That's how long Mike Stanton's been around. He may be the closer on this team. Somebody has to slam the lids on the coffins.

The Trade

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http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/dick_simpson_autograph.jpg

On December 9, 1965, the Reds traded Frank Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun, and Dick Simpson. Why? Because Robinson was an old 30.

THE TRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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http://reds.enquirer.com/2004/03/24/wagner24.jpg

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http://priddy.home.mindspring.com/POTOMAC_2005/image/bray__bill_484.jpg

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On July 13, 2006, the Reds traded Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, Brendan Harris, and Royce Clayton. Why? Nobody really knows...

Sean_CaseyRules
12-26-2006, 11:27 PM
Dude that's great! :beerme:

dman
12-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Bubba Crosby looks a little bit like Emilio Estevez.

vaticanplum
12-27-2006, 12:25 PM
The Brooklyn Cyclones still exist Sava, in fact they're only about five years old. They're the Mets single-A team. And one of the best things about going to see them is that you get to spend the day at Coney Island. (And you were probably just making a joke, but some other people might not be privy to this wonderful information.)

Otherwise, excellent work as always :)

Heath
12-27-2006, 12:37 PM
The Brooklyn Cyclones still exist Sava, in fact they're only about five years old. They're the Mets single-A team. And one of the best things about going to see them is that you get to spend the day at Coney Island. (And you were probably just making a joke, but some other people might not be privy to this wonderful information.)

Otherwise, excellent work as always :)

I spent a day at Coney Island after a trip to the NY Aquarium.

I only heard three or four gunshots that day across the street. Funny how Brooklyn is. Nice park - right next to the subway line - easy to get.

Staten Island has a really nice park too -right off the South Ferry. The SI Yankees play there.

Phhhl
12-30-2006, 02:09 AM
The captions are an absolute riot. Brilliant.