Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I don't mean to nitpick

But couldn't they have told us this plan a few days ago?
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, on the disabled list since May 30 with stress-related issues, is expected to head to a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday night.

“That was the plan a few days ago,” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said before the Reds game against Atlanta.
Very good news.

2 comments:

FanOfReds said...

At least he's on a road to recovery...and somehow the team hasn't completely tanked in the time he's been gone despite having NO offense (other than our #5 pitcher of course).

Anonymous said...

Occasionally (only occasionally), baseball is played when it's meant to be played - during the day - and sometimes I'll wander over to the ol' ball orchard on those days and take in a few innings of our minor league club the Columbus Clippers.

Watching from the outfield, I inevitably bond with the nearest outfielder given our similar vantage points. And inevitably this heretofore unknown player on the opposing squad ends up having an interesting story, in this case one filled with pathos and yet a sort of success despite the seeming failure.

In this case:

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080604&content_id=409205&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp