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    Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    From all accounts, Heisey seems like a terrific person. He's definitely a guy to root for. Congrats to Chris on an awesome night.

    From John Fay's blog:

    PITTSBURGH – Chris Heisey got a bit choked up in the ninth.

    He had just hit his first big league homer and taken the field for ninth with Johnny Cueto’s one-hitter the line.

    But he thought of his father, Craig, who died in October of 2007 of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    “It hit me,” Heisey said. “I really wished he could be here. But he was here in spirit. He’s in heaven. Hopefully, he was able to watch.”
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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Awww, I'm so glad that Chris had such a great night and I like to think that his dad was sitting in a special box seat watching the game tonight. Maybe he was even watching alongside Joey's dad which is a nice image to have in my head tonight.

    And I can't be the only one that hopes Joey and Chris have talked about that shared connection because there's nothing more helpful to a person dealing with loss than to have someone else to talk to who totally understands all those feelings. It would probably help both of them during times like this although they both seem to be doing quite well overall. This was such a great night on so many levels. I hope they can carry these good vibes not only through tomorrow's game but right back to Cincy when they play the Cardinals this weekend.
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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    I was going to make a joke about ghosts & the attendance of the game.. but it seems like it might be out of line

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    Good for Chris. What an amazing thing to achieve. His father would be proud of the dinger, very proud of his connection with his family.
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    I met Chris at the Caravan in Charleston. I joked with him that he was the next Reds star. It wasn't a very good comment because Janish was there listening and nervously, I looked at Paul and said, "you, too." Janish said, "Right."

    The difference in the two men was stark. Heisey was antimated, joking and talking while Janish looked like he wanted to be somewhere else. Maybe it was a bad day for Janish. Regardless, I took a liking to the young man and am happy that he had a good night. I also hope he keeps it up, but I imagine Drew Stubbs, a player I think could change this team if he starts hitting, will get the start tomorrow. I hope they give Chris a chance. After all, we're playing the Pirates tomorrow (and I know that a sweep is probably not in the cards). Anyway, great game and having my best friend die of ALS and watching him slowly die, I know how painful that is. I'm happy for him.

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    Thanks for posting that article. For others you should click on the link within this article about his family. I didn't know any of that about his sister and father. His mother has to be a special person for all she has been through and still is caring for a totally dependant daughter. I hope Heisey has a great career. He deserves it.
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    Article from C. Trent - Heisey comes up big

    Chris Heisey's older teammates have been trying to help the Reds' rookie adjust to coming off the bench, but as much as they tell him to take it easy during the game, he just isn't able to help himself.

    Several times a game, he'll head back into the Reds batting cage behind the dugout and work on a couple of things. He just can't help himself.

    "They're kind of on me because I feel like I'm in there constantly taking swings, they're making fun of me, telling me not to swing yourself to death," Heisey said. "I'm just trying to stay loose and I feel like I can work on some things while I'm getting loose."
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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    With Stubbs still riding the interstate I think its time for him to ride the pine for a few games and give Heisey some game time in Center for a few games. Heisey seems to have the hot hand.

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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmachine2003 View Post
    With Stubbs still riding the interstate I think its time for him to ride the pine for a few games and give Heisey some game time in Center for a few games. Heisey seems to have the hot hand.
    He'll be in CF tomorrow on Stubbs's day off. But he will get his chance to prove himself in interleague, when he will most likely be in LF everyday.

    I wouldn't touch the lineup as it is now. Let Stubbs and his Gold Glove defense man center and bat 7th.
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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmachine2003 View Post
    With Stubbs still riding the interstate I think its time for him to ride the pine for a few games and give Heisey some game time in Center for a few games. Heisey seems to have the hot hand.
    Over the last week Stubbs has an OPS of 1.128. A stranage time to bench him.

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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Over the last week Stubbs has an OPS of 1.128. A stranage time to bench him.
    Welll odds are he can't keep that up and wouldn't that be the perfect time to bench him before he gets cold? Of course I'm being sarcastic.

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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    I didn't say bench him for a long peroid of time just that Heisey needs to get some game action and ride him if he gets hot. Stubbs seems to answer when he feels like his job is in trouble and maybe he can figure out he needs to lay off the Curve ball down and out of the strike zone. With Nix back Heisey won't get any time in left and Bruce doesn't get many days off. Not to mention what is Heisey's OPS over the last week?

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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Heisey has been impressive. He got a start in CF today and went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and scored the winning run. I hope he sticks with the major league team all season.
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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    If one can assume that Heisey will be in LF in Cleveland, w/ Gomes playing DH, I'd like to see him get at least 1 start in Atlanta (anywhere really) to get him some more regular at bats in order to be on top of things w/ potentially 3 straight starts at the mistake by the lake.

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    Re: Bittersweet moment for Chris Heisey

    Heisey/ Stubbs/ Bruce has to be the best defensive OF in the bigs. Yikes.
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