Re: Tell us something about the Reds we may not know
With one of Bob Howsom's most overlooked solid deals, Howsom took a disastrous deal--Tony Perez to Montreal in '76--and turned it into a positive by shipping Woodie Fryman and a young Bill Caudill to the Cubs for Bill Bonham, who pitched well for the Reds until injuries ended his career in the heat of the '80 pennant race.
Speaking of Bonham, following the conclusion of his career, he and his wife were rescued from the top of a burning casino in Vegas. Gary Nolan was actually employed by said casino as a card-dealer, but wasn't on duty at the time.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14