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    Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...602090354/1071

    BY JOHN FAY | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

    Joe Morgan is back in the fold - if only for one night.

    Reds CEO Bob Castellini said the Hall of Famer has agreed to attend the annual dinner for the players in Sarasota Feb. 21.

    Castellini has made a concerted effort to get the team's former stars to return to the Reds.

    Johnny Bench, a special assistant to the GM, has been heading the effort. Castellini was keen on getting Morgan to participate in some way.

    "He's going to be on assignment for ESPN in Florida," Castellini said, "and he's going to come down for the day."

    Tom Browning and Mario Soto will be guest instructors at spring training. Ted Power and Mike LaCoss have been hired to work in the minor leagues.

    Castellini has hoping for other big names as well.

    "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back," he said. "They're icons."

    Perez works for the Florida Marlins and Larkin works for the Washington Nationals.

    "If they become available, we're interested," Castellini said.
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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    I know if he were talking about active players, this would be tampering. Since Perez and Larkin are hired by other teams, would this be too?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    I think it's one of those things that could be construed that way certainly, unless he's asked for and recieved permission from those other organizations to speak with Barry and Tony.

    That said. I like Bob.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by BigKlu
    I know if he were talking about active players, this would be tampering. Since Perez and Larkin are hired by other teams, would this be too?
    Don't they have to get permission from the other teams?
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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    that is great news.

    Kudos to Bob.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    That said. I like Bob.
    I do too. He knows what he wants, and he's not afraid to say it.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Bobble head anyone?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Bobble head anyone?
    Looks like it.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    i love to hear stuff like this. i think having greats around only shows the players now, of what it was like and they can teach them the REDS WAY. and help them understand the pride of cincy and the reds. i hope we can get those 2 back

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    The Reds need to get Larkin back under the Reds umbrella. I don't know as to what capacity, but seeing him with another team is disheartening. My favorite moments as a Reds fan included Larkin. He is the Reds to me.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Ever see the centerfield monument flags in Busch Stadium? They, like the Yankees, honor their franchise history.

    Looks like Castellini brought that respect for the past and love of the veteran Reds players with him.
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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Ever see the centerfield monument flags in Busch Stadium? They, like the Yankees, honor their franchise history.

    Looks like Castellini brought that respect for the past and love of the veteran Reds players with him.
    It's the "Power of Tradition," yo.
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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Looks like Castellini brought that respect for the past and love of the veteran Reds players with him.
    I thought Dan O'Brien brought that?
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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    I'd rather concentrate on bringing in better players for the current team.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Castellini: "We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back,"

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt
    That would be Barry's second bobblehead. Now they can tag-team against the J.O.B. squad of Pete Harnisch and Danny Graves.


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