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    e here's an odd list

    who were some of your favorite players(no Bench, no Larkin, etc..)that for whatever reason you locked into and became a fan....

    mine...

    Gary Redus(thought he would win at LEAST 1 triple crown)
    Frank Pastore(had his moments)
    Doug Flynn(can't even remember why)
    Chris Stynes(kicked butt for me on playstation)
    Jacob Cruz(dude could hit even if I could outrun him)
    Jeff Reed(what a good guy!)
    John Riedling(why did I think he was soooo good?)
    Mo Sanford(see above)
    Roberto Petagine(kidding! just seeing if you were paying attention)
    and these days I'm liking me some Jonny Gomes

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    Eddie Milner - he seemed like the Reds best position player in the dark days of the early '80s.

    Rolando Roomes - gotta root for a name like that.

    Johnny Ruffin - the guy weighed about 150 pounds, and 5 of that was chaw.
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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Warning...old fart here with players that most of you won't remember.

    Ted Abernathy - must have been the submarine delivery

    Gordy Coleman - hunk of a first baseman with power. The year he hit .300 was the best

    Bob Purkey - knuckleballer who won a lot of games for the Reds. Finally met him after I
    went into the insurance business like he did. Nice guy and under-rated

    Deron Johnson - just because

    Vada Pinson - underrated was his middle name

    Wally Post - Lots of power in Crosley

    Jerry Lynch - pinch hitter extrodinare

    Don Blassingame - 1962 and he hit .281. I thought he was king. But I was 13.

    And many more.
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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Alex Ochoa
    Ruben Sierra (before and during Reds stint)
    Roberto Kelly
    Dernell Stenson
    Johnny Ruffin
    Hector Carasco
    John Roper
    Scott Sullivan
    Bip Roberts
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    2011 Attendance Record: 3-4
    2012 Attendance Record: 3-4
    2013 Attendance Record: 5-2

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Off the top of my head, in no order...

    Wayne Krenchicki
    Dann Bilardello
    Fred Norman
    Joe Price
    Ben Hayes
    Pedro Borbon
    Skeeter Barnes
    Lenny Harris
    Alan Knicely
    Bob Owchinko
    John Franco
    Max Venable
    Herm Winningham
    Kal Daniels
    Sal Butera
    Milt Hill
    Lloyd McClendon
    Rolondo Roomes
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    Eddie Taubensee...one of the nicest people I have ever met and was a good hitter too. I once saw him sign probably 250 autographs after a game at Riverfront. He didn't stop signing until everyone got an autograph.

    Alex Ochoa. Great arm and had a solid couple years with the Reds.

    Scott Sullivan

    Scott Williamson

    Dernell Stenson...only played for the Reds for a short time before his tragic death but there was something about him I really liked.

    Joe Oliver

    Pokey Reese

    Dmitri Young
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Jim Maloney
    Sammy Ellis
    Deron Johnson
    Leo Cardenas
    Joey Jay
    Tommy Harper
    Johnny Edwards
    Lee May
    Gary Nolan
    Hal McRae
    Bernie Carbo
    Freddy Norman
    Wayne Simpson
    Ted Abernathy
    Wayne Granger
    Scott Sullivan
    Adam Dunn

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    Mack Jones
    Fred Whitfield
    Angel Bravo
    Ted Savage
    Fred Norman
    Pedro Borbon
    Joe Hague
    Andy Kosco
    Joel Youngblood
    Manny Sarmiento
    Wayne Krenchicki
    Tom Foley
    Jeff Branson
    Mike Vail
    John Riedling
    Jon Coutlangus
    Carlos Fisher
    Chris Dickerson
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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post

    Johnny Ruffin - the guy weighed about 150 pounds, and 5 of that was chaw.
    just like your avatar!

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    I really thought Duane Walker was gonna be a stud. I can't remember why, but I thought he was gonna be a slugger.

    I also thought Brian Dorsett would hit well enough to play first base if given the chance.

    Guess I've come a long way..
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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Gary Redus
    Joe Oliver
    Nick Esasky
    Ted Power
    Paul O'Neill (when he was a Red ... before he became an all-star w/the Yanks)
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    Re: e here's an odd list

    My short list growing up was:
    Eric Davis
    Will Clark
    Nomar Garciaparra
    Sean Casey

    Now, Jay Bruce is entering that territory.

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Meat Hook
    Jose Guillen
    Chris Stynes
    Felipe Lopez
    Paul Konerko
    Bip Roberts
    Mark Lewis
    Jeff Reed - Got his autograph a long time ago one night after a Reds game. The Reds had lost the game but Reed sent the go head HR to the warning track for the 27th out. In the garage my friends dad said something to Reed about it and Reed said "I thought I got it".

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Johnny Franco. He was supposed to be way too short to make it as a pitcher. I was very disappointed when he was traded.

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    Re: e here's an odd list

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Eddie Taubensee...one of the nicest people I have ever met and was a good hitter too. I once saw him sign probably 250 autographs after a game at Riverfront. He didn't stop signing until everyone got an autograph.
    He did that EVERY game I ever stayed after for autographs. Unreal how many he signed and always had a great attitude doing it. He will have to get arthritis in his writing hand when he's 60-70.


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