Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hey, Isn't That Ricky Stone

As many of us remember, Ricky Stone was once a certified bullpen cancer. In 2005, fresh off the waiver wire, Ricky weaved some 6.75 ERA, 48 hits, over 30.2 innings, magic here in Cincinnati which prompted him to retire. He hung some dry wall, backpacked around Europe, went on tour with Widespread Panic, but most importantly, did a lot of growing up. So, he's back as a new man who's going to let his 89-mph fastball do the talking for him. People don't seem to be embracing his return from exile as they are other members of the team. And the author feels compelled to take the same approach. We here at the Reds Rocket have already been burned by you fast talking relievers who have promised outs but at the end of the day, you know what? We're eating at Skipper's by ourselves following a 6-5 loss to the Nationals. So, Ricky you know the drill, let's get some outs or you'll be back with your family again and that's the last place anyone wants to be. Welcome back to Cincinnati.

*Update: Home runs to Ryan Ludwick are not a way to make friends

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