Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles
Richard Justice - Ludwick happy to be living the dream with Reds
"[Ludwick] wasn't a surprise because he'd done it before," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "If you've done it once, you can do it twice. The hardest thing is doing it the first time. He hadn't done it in a couple of years. Different ballparks psyched him out. He had a couple of down years."
After all the bouncing around, Ludwick felt like he'd found a home on many levels. He lobbied to stay with the Reds, and Jocketty signed him to a two-year, $15-million extension.
"I told Walt I'd take less money to stay here," Ludwick said. "I thank the Lord [that Jocketty] wanted me back."
I miss Adam Dunn.