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    Birthdays: 1/7

    Long list today, so let's get to it:

    Reds:

    Edwin Encarnacion (29) -I kept waitng for the light to go on with this guy, but it never did...

    Jeff Montgomery (50) -We traded him for Van Snider. I don't want to talk about it...

    Doug Capilla (60) -Started 22 games for the 1977 edition of the BRM.

    Ross Grimsley (62) -Flaky lefthander; his nickname of "Crazy Eyes" was apropos. How times have changed: despite winning 20 one year, 18 another year, and making the all-star team once, he never made more than $290,000 a year.

    Fred Whitfield (74) -Mostly an Indian, he spent 1969 as a backup 1b (hitting .149) on a Reds team that already included Tony Perez and Lee May. As I've written before, I remember seeing him smoking a cigarette in the dugout at Crosley. What else did he have to do?

    Others:

    Alfonso Soriano (35) -He's been so bad for so long now that it's hard to remember that he used to be really good. It will be interesting to see what the Epstein regime does with him. He and his wife have six kids, all of whose names start with "A".

    Tony Conigliaro -Youngest home run champ in AL history. Major league batting helmets have mandatory ear flaps as a result of his tragic injury.

    Alvin Dark (90) -Oldest living person to have managed a pennant-winning team; good player, too. He was a southerner, and there were rumblings that his attitude on race relations wasn't too modern, but Willie Mays, who played for him, always defended him.

    Ted Beard -White Sox outfielder who just passed away a week ago at age 90. A resident of Indianapolis, where he had a number of good years for the AAA Indians.

    Johnny Mize -"The Big Cat"; a HOF power-hitting 1B who also had a career .397 OBP. Holds a record for most three-homer games with six, including two in the same season.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Ted Beard -White Sox outfielder who just passed away a week ago at age 90. A resident of Indianapolis, where he had a number of good years for the AAA Indians.

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    Yea I read that article in the Indy Star about Beard. I never knew alot about him other than if you recall at old Bush Stadium where the exits were they had painted portraits of old Indian greats and Beard was one of them.
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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    It's also poster Patrick Bateman's birthday today too.

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    Boom

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    Happy Birthday, Patrick!

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    The light went on in Toronto last season. Good for him. I always liked him and wished he could have made it happen in Cincy.

    Edwin Encarnacion (29) -I kept waitng for the light to go on with this guy, but it never did...
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/7

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Happy Birthday, Patrick!
    Lol, thanks!


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