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GOREDSGO32
06-23-2006, 05:20 PM
(AP) Cincinnati, OH
Today the Cincinnati Reds have announce fan 'DFA day'. In late July on a home date to be determined fans will participate in a contest where each fan in the stadium will be allowed to cast their vote for a Cincinnati Reds reliever to be officially designated for assignment. Fans will be asked up entering the stadium to vote for one of the relievers to be designated for assignment. The votes will be counted and announced in the 8th inning. The leaving pitcher will have a short cermony in the middle of the 8th followed by an escort out of the stadium.

"Absolutely ridiculous", commented Reds pitcher Chris Hammond. "We have 3 or 4 guys in there that on any given night could have an All Star performance." Manager Jerry Narron commented, "At this point we need all the help we can get. I have no idea who to put out there, so talking to Wayne (Krivsky) we thought we should make the best out of a bad situation and let the fans have unprecedented interaction with a team transaction."

Fans will have a tough choice as most of the Reds staff has over a 5.00 ERA, leaving little doubt as to if the player will be missed. Reds GM Wayne Krivsky left open the possiblity for more fan days like this in the future, including Adam Dunn strikeout night, where for each Dunn strikeout fans get discounts on future Reds home games.

2006 (C) Associated Press

shredda2000
06-23-2006, 05:24 PM
Maybe they can play "REDS SURVIVOR"...a different RED voted off the diamond monthly!!! :D

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 05:25 PM
Maybe they can play "REDS SURVIVOR"...a different RED voted off the diamond monthly!!! :D
Who from the pitching staff would be left? :devil:

crazybob60
06-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Would we also be able to choose possibly a pitcher we would like to either sign or pick up or bring up from the minors in place of the pitcher that was DFA'ed??? Now that would be interesting!!!!

billy117
06-23-2006, 05:30 PM
If it were only true. Pretty creative though, made me laugh. Since I can't give you points the most I can offer is: Nice post.

dabvu2498
06-23-2006, 05:37 PM
including Adam Dunn strikeout night, where for each Dunn strikeout fans get discounts on future Reds home games.

Come on now... there is a limit on the promotions budget! ;)

BigJohn
06-23-2006, 05:57 PM
I say half priced beer for the rest of the inning everytime Dunn strikes out! Dunn has to make up the difference! :D

reds44
06-23-2006, 05:59 PM
I say half priced beer for the rest of the inning everytime Dunn strikes out! Dunn has to make up the difference! :D
And if he gets a golden sombrero free tequila for everyone!

:evil:

Redhook
06-23-2006, 07:56 PM
I love threads like this that give us some much needed comic relief. Great post GOREDS! Very clever and very funny.