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MartyFan
06-11-2007, 05:55 PM
Dimitri Young was interviewed by FOX Radio and said that Bowden was the only one to offer him a chance (http://www.benmaller.com/archives/2007/june/11#144814).

MartyFan
06-11-2007, 06:00 PM
And then there is new info on Felipe Lopez too (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/10/AR2007061000938.html).

MartyFan
06-11-2007, 06:04 PM
And here he is, our boy, PANTS making a play for another troubled soul in the game (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6909946).

RedsManRick
06-11-2007, 06:12 PM
The piece Kenny Mayne did on him was quite possibly the greatest piece of ESPN work I've ever seen. It dubbed him "Da' Meat Hook", referenced his finger waving on the bases, his bike riding to the park, and even his little brother who was in like 8th grade at the time. The tone of the piece was reverential. I think he was hitting like .500 after 3 games and so Mayne covered it as if he were making a run at .400. It was hilarious.

I don't know what all happened in Detroit, but I'm glad he got another chance.

Chip R
06-11-2007, 06:24 PM
I always liked Dimitri. Always played hard no matter what. I remember in 02 when the Reds were having a lot of injuries - both real and imagined - and they needed someone to play 3rd. He wasn't very good at it but Dimitri went there for the good of the team.

SunDeck
06-11-2007, 06:38 PM
Overheard at Riverfront in '99, possibly the best cheer ever:


We got da bread, da cheese and da-MITRI young!
We got da bread, da cheese and da-MITRI young!
We got da bread, da cheese and da-MITRI young!

I still laugh when I think about that cheer. The guy was totally loaded, it was raining and he was all by himself, except that he had us behind him all the way. We loved him for his love of the Meat.

OnBaseMachine
06-11-2007, 07:00 PM
I always liked Dimitri. Always played hard no matter what. I remember in 02 when the Reds were having a lot of injuries - both real and imagined - and they needed someone to play 3rd. He wasn't very good at it but Dimitri went there for the good of the team.

Yep, same here. Dmitri was always one of my favorites back in the day. Good to see him healthy and hitting well again.

TOBTTReds
06-11-2007, 07:18 PM
Same here for me too. I only saw him riding his bike after the game once. I thought it was hilarious to see a player riding his bike home after the game.

OnBaseMachine
06-11-2007, 07:44 PM
Same here for me too. I only saw him riding his bike after the game once. I thought it was hilarious to see a player riding his bike home after the game.

Pete Harnisch used to do the same thing while with the Reds.

GAC
06-11-2007, 08:03 PM
And then there is new info on Felipe Lopez too (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/10/AR2007061000938.html).

And an OB% of .277. Yep, I really miss him. ;)

Yachtzee
06-11-2007, 08:59 PM
I always liked his handle on progressiveboink.com, "steakgrowsondmitri."

Johnny Footstool
06-11-2007, 09:33 PM
Dmitri's 2007 line: BA .342 OBP .410 SLG .513 OPS .923

4256 Hits
06-11-2007, 09:40 PM
Dmitri's 2007 line: BA .342 OBP .410 SLG .513 OPS .923

I said when the Nats signed him that he would out hit the Reds 1st baseman and that is what is happening. Although I never thought he would hit like that I just thought the Reds 1st basemen would be terrible.

Johnny Footstool
06-12-2007, 12:16 AM
I said when the Nats signed him that he would out hit the Reds 1st baseman and that is what is happening. Although I never thought he would hit like that I just thought the Reds 1st basemen would be terrible.

A little from Column A, a little from Column B.

BCubb2003
06-12-2007, 12:31 AM
Does anyone remember when Dmitri blamed Griffey and Larkin for getting Bowden to trade him?

KronoRed
06-12-2007, 01:45 AM
Dimitri ended up giving the Reds Dempster and Luis Pineda

Both released.

registerthis
06-12-2007, 09:59 AM
Dimitri ended up giving the Reds Dempster and Luis Pineda

Both released.

Good times, good times...

westofyou
06-12-2007, 10:13 AM
Dimitri ended up giving the Reds Dempster and Luis Pineda

Both released.

Juan E not Dempster... directly that is.

Kearns opening game had Juan E at CF, Mateo in LF and Kearns in RF... Dunn played first.

westofyou
06-12-2007, 10:14 AM
BTW Young is ruining my Hacking Mass team.

KronoRed
06-12-2007, 12:36 PM
Juan E not Dempster... directly that is.


True. I was following the trade line to see if anyone was left from the Dmitri deal..nothing but outright releases and some dirty uniforms.

BCubb2003
06-12-2007, 12:51 PM
..nothing but outright releases and some dirty uniforms.

But we root for laundry.