Originally Posted by redsmetz
Where did your Brunners come from originally? There are a number of Brunners in the Cincinnati area. That family came from Switzerland which I only know because they're descended from the widow who founded the Precious Blood order of nuns up in Dayton and could look it up. Your Brunner family arrival in NY roughly coincides with their arrival in the U.S.
If the information I have is accurate, they are from Hesse-Darmstedt, Germany.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."