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    Birthdays: 1/17

    Reds:

    Rob Bell (35) -A Red in 2000-01. According to BaseballReference, the most similar pitcher to Rob is former Red Kevin Jarvis. That's not a compliment...

    Don Zimmer (81) -Currently a special assistant in Tampa Bay, he still suits up for spring training, which makes him the last Brooklyn Dodger to still be in a major league uniform. He adds one to his jesey number every year to represent the number of years he's been in the game.

    Mayo Smith -Reds manager preceding Fred Hutchinson. Best remembered for his gutsy move in Detroit in 1968, moving Mickey Stanley to shortstop for the World Series.

    Others:

    Chili Davis (52) -The first Jamaican to play in the majors. Ranks fifth among switch-hitters in career homers.

    Mark Littell (59) -Ex-Cardinal and Royal reliever. After his playing days, he invented a new protective cup called the Nutty Buddy. The YouTube video he made to promote it features him taking a 90mph fastball in the relevant area, and is highly recommended.

    Darrell Porter -Gutsy catcher who passed away in 2002. One of the first players to talk publicly about his substance abuse issues.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/17

    Link to the Nutty Buddy video, featuring a cameo appearance by Chris Sabo...

    [="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCnfHghxz8Q"]
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/17

    They offered me that job to test that thing, but I thought they were nuts!
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/17

    Adding Pete LaCock (61) - The son of Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall and also the nephew of actress Joanne Dru.

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/17

    The above link to the Nutty Buddy clip seems to be dead, so here's another one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCnfHghxz8Q

    Seems like the least I could do after what Mark went through to make it...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra


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