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    Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    On C.S.I Miami tonight some dude said that Fidel Castro tried out for the Reds in the 1940's. Can anyone confirm that? I thought it was interesting. Who knows what would have happened if the Reds would have signed him.

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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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    Imagine how different the world would be if he was a Red.
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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Imagine how different the world would be if he was a Red.
    Was that a deliberate pun or something?

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    Didn't the Reds stop calling themseleves the Reds during the late 40's and 50's because of the Communist conotations?
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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Isn't that when they became the redlegs?

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    It is.

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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Ages ago, I read a baseball book which consisted of various short stories (Alibi Ike) and real-life stories.
    One was written by a major leaguer, whose name I cannot recall right now.
    I am going by memory here, but I seem to recall that the major leaguer was playing in Cuba, where a series of Cuban revolutionaries were in attendence.
    One was Castro, who grabbed a bat in the middle of the game and attempted a few swings at the plate. I say "attempted," because the writer described Castro's performance as humorous and pathetic. From what he described, Castro had none-the-talent to be considered for a major league career.

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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Along those same lines... many might be famaliar with this, but for those who do not know:

    Randy "Macho Man" Savage

    Born in Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 1952), Randy Poffo was a minor league baseball catcher in the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox farm systems prior to his wrestling career. He injured his natural (right) throwing shoulder at one point so he learned to throw with his left arm instead.

    He is a second-generation professional wrestler; his father Angelo Poffo was a well-known wrestler in the 1950s and 1960s, who was featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not for his ability to do sit-ups for hours on end. Randy's brother Lanny had a moderately successful career as a wrestler too most notably under the names "Leaping Lanny Poffo" and "The Genius".

    Randy first broke into the business in the early 1970's during the fall and winter of the baseball off season. When he decided to abandon his baseball career he became a full time wrestler working with his brother and father.
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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    Along those same lines... many might be famaliar with this, but for those who do not know:

    Randy "Macho Man" Savage

    Born in Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 1952), Randy Poffo was a minor league baseball catcher in the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox farm systems prior to his wrestling career. He injured his natural (right) throwing shoulder at one point so he learned to throw with his left arm instead.

    He is a second-generation professional wrestler; his father Angelo Poffo was a well-known wrestler in the 1950s and 1960s, who was featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not for his ability to do sit-ups for hours on end. Randy's brother Lanny had a moderately successful career as a wrestler too most notably under the names "Leaping Lanny Poffo" and "The Genius".

    Randy first broke into the business in the early 1970's during the fall and winter of the baseball off season. When he decided to abandon his baseball career he became a full time wrestler working with his brother and father.
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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Quote Originally Posted by NNredsfan View Post
    Who knows what would have happened if the Reds would have signed him.
    And who knows what would've happened if a young Austrian named Adolf had been accepted into art school?
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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Castro would be managing right now, perhaps.....


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    Re: Castro and the Reds,not Juan

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    And who knows what would've happened if a young Austrian named Adolf had been accepted into art school?
    Another urban myth.
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