View Full Version : Harang wakes up the bats

08-06-2006, 10:31 AM
I just read about this. Aaron Harang went to the bat rack on friday night in the middle of the fourth or fifth inning, and shook the thing yelling wake up bats! Well, as you all know they did wake up, and Reds gave Harang his 12th win on the year. Just thought it was a pretty funny thing. He approached it well. Instead of saying anything to his team, he just talked to the bats to send the message.

08-06-2006, 10:42 AM
He's a leader :D

08-06-2006, 10:51 AM

08-06-2006, 10:59 AM
Thats good stuff. :)

08-06-2006, 11:05 AM
good to hear from aaron shows how much he wants to win

Phil in BG
08-06-2006, 11:16 AM
Great to hear....the bats have awakened.

08-06-2006, 11:42 AM
For anyone who's read the book "Pennant Race," former Red Jim Brosnan writes about doing the same thing during a game in the 1961 season. After he accosted the bats/bat rack, the Reds that game, too, broke out offensively the next inning and pulled away for a victory.

Of course, the 1961 team wasn't expected to win anything, either.

Coincidence? You be the judge...;)

08-06-2006, 12:53 PM
Harang seems like a funny guy. Very low key and introverted personality but has his moments.

I like what Chris Welsh said. You can't tell if he won the lotto or his dog just got run over by a semi.

Bigg Red Smokey
08-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Hopefully that is not how he hurt his thumb.....:D

08-06-2006, 01:01 PM
Hopefully that is not how he hurt his thumb.....:D

We have a Reds version of Ben Roethlisberger :D

08-06-2006, 01:29 PM
That's pretty good stuff. You gotta do what you gotta do.