OK. Finally made it home. First thing I did when I got out of the car was kiss the driveway!
I'm tired as hell, so I'll try not to be too long-winded.
I want to first off THANK Chip for allowing me to stay with him these last couple of days. It was much appreciated buddy!
What a weekend! These Redszone gatherings get better and better every year. But I don't know how we can top last night.
We were sitting at a group of tables right next to the WLW stand. And after Alfred went up I said we, as Redszonians, cannot let this opportunity pass us by. And when Zombie got up there (chains and all), Jim Combs and I felt that this was Redszone's time. We were all definitely wired after that great game.
I talked more in-depth with Tracey and Seg before they went on air. All I can say is don't judge them totally by their "on-air" personalities. They're there to play off the audience and each other. They like being the antagonists.
Off air I asked Jones what he thought of Miley's lineups - he smiled and said he likes Miley as a friend. So that is why I went back when they were live and asked them the question again. I wanted to use that as a "springboard" for the positioning of Dunn in this lineup. And Puffy did a great job afterwards in following up on that.
Puffy and I make a great team.
And it was Seg who didn't know what OPS was
. Jones told him that it is OB% + SLG%. When I asked them why Dunn shouldn't be batting 2nd (which Tracey didn't disagree with me on), it was Seg that brought up that Dunn K's too much. And I give Jones credit for correcting Seg and say that is totally over-rated.
But Puffy is absolutely right about Bonds.
We tried to caox some of the women of Redszone to the mike; but they all got bashful all of a sudden.
We definitely got our Redszone plugs in though. Both of them said they were gonna visit there and browse.
Felipe Lopez was suppose to be there, but didn't show. But overall, it was a splendid time.
Got to meet alot of new people. You really can't get to know someone until you meet them in person.... Puffy, Roy Tucker, Red Leader, ochre, Unassisted, Old Righthander, LetsGoJunior, Sandy and Alfred. And then there was the regular motley crew (Teamsters, creek and hubby, Boss, Chip, Rosie, SuperBarry).
Did I miss anyone?
The HOF visit was excellent. People - you have to see this! And Sandy was a big help with her vast knowledge of baseball history. And the highlight was getting to meet/talk with ex-Red SS Leo Cardenas. I told him that for me growing up in the 60's, and before there was a Concepcion and a Larkin, he was one of the players I idolized.
I also got to meet the Red's #1 pick - Jay Bruce. I asked him if he could pitch?
I took about 60 pics folks, and I'll get them posted as soon as possible. But rigght now I'm going to hit the sack - I gotta work tonight!
We went to another bar over in Newport after Gameday... and all I can say is that Puffy likes to dance on tables to good German music.
Again - An excellent weekend.