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    Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    The Cincinnati Reds acquired right-hander Charles Brown from the Chicago White Sox yesterday, completing the trade that sent reliever Scott Sullivan to Chicago earlier this season.

    Brown, 11, was drafted by Chicago in the 47th round in 2000. He was 0-14 with a 7.62 ERA for single-A Kannapolis in 2001 before suffering a severe shoulder dislocation after being knocked off the mound by a line drive. He sat out the entire 2002 season and was 0-6 with a 6.32 ERA for rookie-league Bristol this year.

    In addition to his injury history, Brown has a reputation of being difficult to coach. "I tried to help him out, but he wouldn't listen" said former pitching coach Victor Montanez. "It was as if when I spoke, all he heard was 'waah waah waah waah.'"

    Despite his past, the Reds' front office seemed pleased with Brown.

    "He's just the kind of young, cheap, formerly injured arm we like to acquire," said Reds interim GM Brad Kulhman. "We're very happy to get him."

    Brown, however, was not excited at the prospect of joining the Reds.

    "I was just starting to get settled," said Brown while feeding his rabid pet beagle. "Now I have to leave all my friends behind. And I had finally gotten up the courage to propose to that little red-haired girl. Good grief."

    To replace Brown on the Bristol roster, the White Sox signed free-agent infielder Linus Van Pelt.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    i never knew we traded scott sullivan earlier thise season

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    "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."

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    We got a raw deal. We shoulda got Snoopy. Much better player.
    I did notice, however, the article is dated, as Brad Kullman is listed as interum manager.
    I've heard that since then, Brown's had some problems, as he has been taking too many line-drives up the middle.

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    Rats.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    See if you can sign Peppermint Patty.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    he should fit right in then.

    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Who's the kid that plays the piano? Maybe he can be part of the deal and come play the organ at games when he isn't in the line up. He and the current guy can do the dualing piano's thing and battle it out for organ music supremacy.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    Who's the kid that plays the piano? Maybe he can be part of the deal and come play the organ at games when he isn't in the line up. He and the current guy can do the dualing piano's thing and battle it out for organ music supremacy.
    Schroeder. Nothing like a little Beethoven at the ballpark, though. Besides, that little b*tch Lucy would always be hanging around, and who wants that?

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    I'd rather have Lucy. I like her "win at all costs" approach.
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    Man, that one's from the deep archives.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    he should fit right in then.

    At least it's a ground ball.
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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, I'm the Charlie Brownist.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    I heard the Brewers wanted him...can you just here Dan O now, "Pitch to contact, Charlie, pitch to contact."

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    Re: Reds Acquire Round-Headed Kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor
    Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, I'm the Charlie Brownist.
    Come on, from what I hear, you score babes that Chuck can only dream of.
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