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Unassisted
02-16-2008, 07:26 PM
http://www.abcactionnews.com/entertainment/story.aspx?content_id=805d47e2-337a-4ed1-811b-478ba8ca557a


Actor offered baseball deal

George Clooney has been given the chance to live out his sporting dream and spend the summer playing baseball.

The movie star was offered a contract to play for Ohio minor league team the Dayton Dragons (http://www.daytondragons.com/) during a recent TV interview with top producer Peter Guber, who owns the team.

The Batman producer threw Clooney a curveball on cable show Shootout, hurling him a team hat and pitching him the chance to play baseball.

Guber said, "We're ready to sign you up, anytime you're ready."

The offer isn't as bizarre as it seems. Clooney was considered a prospect for Ohio's major league team the Cincinnati Reds when he was a teenager.

jojo
02-16-2008, 07:29 PM
Clooney is a little old for the league isn't he?

MrCinatit
02-16-2008, 07:30 PM
He's younger than Stanton.

dougdirt
02-16-2008, 07:39 PM
Wonder how the Reds would feel about that one given that he would take up a roster spot for a player and any time he actually spent on the field would also take time from the development of a Reds player.....

SMcGavin
02-16-2008, 07:48 PM
Wonder how the Reds would feel about that one given that he would take up a roster spot for a player and any time he actually spent on the field would also take time from the development of a Reds player.....

They'd probably love it. The publicity and exposure the Reds organization would get from having George Clooney in their system is much more valuable than a season of development time for one of the lower tier prospects in low A ball. He'd be taking playing time from the filler, not the top prospects.

SunDeck
02-16-2008, 10:58 PM
The real question is can he hit this man's fastball?

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/tescosuicide/ALa3/Charlie-Sheen-R.jpg

Heath
02-17-2008, 12:44 AM
Wonder how the Reds would feel about that one given that he would take up a roster spot for a player and any time he actually spent on the field would also take time from the development of a Reds player.....

I'll assume you are missing the following smilie - ;)

If not, I think you need a valium when it comes to Reds Minor League Fodder.

Topcat
02-20-2008, 05:38 AM
Wonder how the Reds would feel about that one given that he would take up a roster spot for a player and any time he actually spent on the field would also take time from the development of a Reds player.....

What about the top of the line bus he would rent for the team, the physical therapist you dang well know he would bring along for him and the team. Sorry but we both know he won't accept but if he did the pluses would far out way the negatives.

Team Clark
02-20-2008, 10:33 AM
Wonder how the Reds would feel about that one given that he would take up a roster spot for a player and any time he actually spent on the field would also take time from the development of a Reds player.....

Two or 3 at bats isn't going to kill anybody. :D I actually enjoyed watching Garth Brooks make a fool of himself in ST. Brings a fun perspective back to the game.

klw
02-20-2008, 10:51 AM
Plus he's Batman

http://www.space-debris.com/bat_clooney.jpg

savafan
02-20-2008, 10:53 AM
Two or 3 at bats isn't going to kill anybody. :D I actually enjoyed watching Garth Brooks make a fool of himself in ST. Brings a fun perspective back to the game.

Indeed, same with when Tom Selleck played with Detroit in spring training several summers ago.

Heath
02-20-2008, 11:58 AM
Indeed, same with when Tom Selleck played with Detroit in spring training several summers ago.

He hit against the Reds. Someone struck him out.

dabvu2498
02-20-2008, 12:42 PM
He hit against the Reds. Someone struck him out.

Tim Layana... who is not the same as Tim Fortugno.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE4DD1030F937A35757C0A9679582 60

BoydsOfSummer
02-20-2008, 02:31 PM
I'd rather see him donate 10M to go towards pitching. How come these celebs don't have to pay three grand to get sunburned and pull hammies at Reds Heaven like the rest of us clods?