Found August 21, 2012 on Diamond Hoggers:
I have a group of guys that I watch the Cincinnati Reds with. When we’re not watching them together, an endless string of texts seem to go back and forth between these guys and me. We have more inside jokes about the Reds roster than I can even begin to explain. We’ve also nicknamed a lot of the roster with affectionately stupid monikers. This is a group you’ll want to remember forever, so I’m going to put them down so you can enjoy them too and they can hopefully spread like wildfire. I’ll give credit where it’s do with an explanation. Ryan Hanigan: “Backside Bert”, “Bert Hanigan”, “The Omelette Catcher” We were in Cincinnati for a bachelor party. My buddy Smokey already took a liking to Hanigan because he hits everything accidentally backside, and if any member of the Reds squad was likely to wear his jersey to the bar to prove he was actually a Red, it would be Hanigan. One of the guys at the bachelor party was over-served and passed out fully clothed. That gentleman who will go wit

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Billy Hamilton Breaks Vince Coleman's Minor League Stolen Base Record (Video)

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Your chance to meet Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin

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Hamilton breaks steals record (video)

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Reds rally in ninth to top Cubs

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Minor League Game Review – 8/20/12

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The Return of Wilson Valdez: Phillies Cult Hero Returns to Philadelphia With Cincinnati Reds

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