Sunday, June 1, 2008

Reds Go All Andrew Jackson On the Braves, 6-2

The Cincinnati baseball team made up for their substandard performance earlier this month in Atlanta by finishing off the sweep of the Bravos today. There were even a few people at the game today (just a shade under 36,000), the whole town's gone Bruce crazy. It's like falling in love all over again.

Johnny C. looked quite nice out there on the hill. He didn't even bother complying with his affirmative action obligation to give the Braves a couple of hits until the 5th. Just call him Old Hickory. And aside from the back-to-back bombs by Teixiera and McCann in the 7th, which briefly made it a one run game, he managed to keep Reds viewers relaxed and stress free. That's all I'm looking for around here, looking to take 'er easy on a Sunday afternoon.

Medium-sized Donkey, Jay Bruce, went 2 for 3 with another homer. He drove in two and is now 13 for 22 (.591) with a .690 OBP and is slugging exactly 1.000 over the first 6 games of his major league career. Those are Kevin Maas and Shane Spencer type numbers. Griffey, seeking to not to have the number of signs with his name on them be eclipsed by those which are Bruce-related, also went 2 for 3 but with a double instead of a ding dong. Not that he would count the number of signs, or their subject matter. We're all on the same team here.

The team heads to Philadelphia tomorrow, they are planning to see the Liberty Bell and also where the award winning picture National Treasure was filmed. Dusty is a big fan of Justin Bartha. And they have a very special guest with them, Gary Majewski. He's back with the team after receiving shock treatment, acupuncture, hypnosis, and regular full service massages. The team is confident that he's got things under control and is ready to contribute in a positive manner. The author looks forward to 3/4 of a season of lights out relief from the Polish Nightmare. Nightmares for the opposition, that is. Reds! Reds! Reds!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please tell me you didn't just compare Bruce to Spector and Maas. No need to curse the guy!

The Bruce Almighty will prevail!

Great blog by the way!