Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hi, Hello and Welcome: Part Eight (Brad the Prophet)

The sixth inning. That's when George Grande first started talking about Harvey's Wallbangers. And it almost happened in the 2nd, too, when Grande was comparing J.J. Hardy to "Rockin'" Robin Yount. To recap: Yes, he compared Hardy (a career .260 hitter) to a two-time MVP, and yes he gave Yount the nickname of "Rockin'" despite the fact that Yount was never known by this moniker.

George Grande is a geek. And I'm a name caller.

As for other Grande gems...

He had this to say about Ted Kluszewski and his widow:

"And the Big Klu, not only a great hitter, a great gentleman, and Eleanor still graces us with her visits every once in a while at Great American Ball Park. And she lights the place up whenever she comes, doesn't she Chris? (Welsh agrees, Grande laughs the way I did the first time I saw Borat, and continues...) The Reds family, not just the players but their wives and widows that have meant so much to this great franchise."

Stop me if you've heard this before, but what in the hell does that even mean? I guess Eleanor Kluszewski's bi-annual visit to GABP is just as important to the team as Juan Castro. Um, nevermind. Change the subject.

(One other thing: Homer Bailey pitched a gem Tuesday at AAA Louisville--5.2IP, 4H, 7K, 1BB, 0ER. Don't be surprised if Bailey is playing with the big boys before the All Star break.)

(Also, I'd link to the minor league box scores, but--as of midnight--they haven't been posted. Sweet dreams, all.)

-Brad Spieser (Brad@TwinKilling.com)