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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Reds Announce Spring Training Schedule

Is Red his color?

The Reds have finally released their spring training schedule.

(All dates and times are tentative.)

February 28 Intrasquad game, 12:00pm
March 1 at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 2 at Twins, 7:05 p.m.
March 3 Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 4 at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 5 Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 6 at Devil Rays, 1:05 p.m.
March 7 at Yankees, 7:15 p.m.
March 8 Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
March 9 Indians, 1:05 p.m.
March 10 at Indians, 1:05 p.m.
March 11 Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 12 Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 13 at Yankees, 7:15 p.m.
March 14 Devil Rays, 7:05 p.m.
March 15 at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 15 Pirates, 7:05 p.m.
March 16 Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 17 at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 18 Braves, 1:05 p.m.
March 19 at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
March 21 at Twins, 1:05 p.m
March 22 Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
March 23, at Devil Rays, 7:05 p.m.
March 24 Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 25 at Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 26 Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 27 at Phillies, 7:05 p.m
March 29 Twins 7:05 p.m
March 30 Devil Rays, 7:05 p.m.
March 31 at Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.

Player reporting dates will be announced next month.

Reds bloggers seem to think Bubba has a good chance of making the team, including JinAZ. Jay thinks Bubba might even end up platooned with Denorfia in right field.

Speaking of Bubba, the Reds have a poll on their front page, asking "What is the best move the Reds have made so far this off season?" One of the options is "Signing OF Bubba Crosby." Of course that was the one I voted for!

There's a regular AL East reunion going on in Cincinnati. Not only did the Reds sign Bubba, they also signed former Yankee pitcher Mike Stanton, and A-Gon, recently of the Red Sox.

Though the biggest news is probably from the Reds' division rivals, the Cubbies. They signed former Yankee Alfonso Soriano - $136 million, eight years. Great googly-moogly. Eight years??? I'm happy Sori's doing well, but I'm glad the Yanks have Robby Cano instead.

I really thought this was going to be Jeter's year to win an MVP. But no, Morneau won. (Morneau? I'd have picked Mauer before Morneau.) Most amazing was the interview given by Joe Cowley, the White Sox beat writer of the Chicago Sun-Times, on W-FAN. He voted Jeter 6th. He admitted he didn't actually watch the Yankees games. And he said he voted Jeter that low because A-Rod is more clutch than Jeter. What planet is he from?!

Then there's this story: Plane crash kills man who skipped Lidle flight. Yeesh. It almost makes you believe there is such a thing as fate.

The Wolverines lost to the Buckeyes in a heartbreaker. (I blame an ill-timed late hit penalty.) I was about ready to give up sports (again - yeah, right), but the next day, my Cowboys came through. It looked grim for awhile, but young Tony Romo stepped up, big-time, and led Dallas to victory.

Celebration! The undefeated Colts were defeated. And the 1972 Dolphins can pop the champagne. I love sports.
posted by BubbaFan, 7:46 PM


I went and voted for Bubba! "Best move is yet to come" is winning the poll, but I don't think so. It doesn't get better than Bubba! :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, November 22, 2006 11:46 AM  

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