Too funny. I'll have to pass that along to some of the eastern Mass folks I know.If you guys are familiar with Geoff "Butch" Hobson, the main writer on bengals.com . . . He's from Boston and has the accent to prove it. When the Bengals had Jon Kitna, Butchie, of course, called him "Kittner". But then, in 2003, the Bengals also signed, as a backup QB, Kurt Kittner, whom Hobson actually called "Kitna". I could never figure that one out, but somehow he called Kitna Kittner and Kittner Kitna. It was just a trifle confusing.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
We moved to Mass. when I was a kid, and for months our whole family thought our neighbor's collie was a male named Barney, turned out to be a female named Bonnie.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
As long as there aren't major injuries, the roster is probably a LH CFer from being complete.
Looks like the only contested roster spots may be:
The last 3 or 4 spots in the BP
CF ??? (LH)/Chris Heisey/Drew Stubbs
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
LF Ryan Ludwick
RF Jay Bruce
3B Todd Frazier
SS Zach Cozart
CA Ryan Hanigan
IF Didi Gregorious/Emmanual Burriss/Michael Gilmartin
IF Jack Hanrahan
OF Chris Heisey/Drew Stubbs/??? (LH)
OF Xavier Paul
CA Devin Mesaraco
S1 Jonny Cueto
S2 Mat Latos
S3 Aroldis Chapman
S4 Homer Bailey
S5 Bronson Arroyo
LR Mike Leake/Sam Lecure
MR Nick Massett/Logan Ondrusek
R7 Jose Arredondo/Alfredo Simon
L7 Tony Cingrani/Ryan Dennick
R8 JJ Hoover
L8 Sean Marshall
CL Jonathan Broxton
Great list Corkedbat!
This team is really coming together! Not necessarily through free agency, but from in-house options with only sprinkled outside help.
Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!
I think signing Hannahan would be a great move. If Frazier doesnt work out as an everyday player he and Jack could split time. Hannahan has an extremely good glove. I live up around Tribe country so i watch/listen to alot of Indians games. Hannahan has a little pop which would come into play more in GABP. He also is LH which is good and if im not mistaken he played a little bit at first base last year too. Great bench player. I hope this gets done.
"Losing feels worse than winning feels good." -Vin Scully
With Youkilis signing with the Yankees tonight, is that the move that gets Hannahan signed?
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
I read on the Redsfest thread that Walt and Bob said Rolen wasn't coming back. Is it true or not?
"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
Anyone else notice that Hannahan can't hit a lick?
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
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