The fastest man in baseball against one of the fastest upcoming players in the NFL. Bring it to the people! David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati is home to two of the fastest men in America. Wouldn’t it be fun to see them face off to see who truly is the fastest?

During this year’s NFL Combine, John Ross set a new record for the event by running the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.22 seconds. If you didn’t see it (or want to again) you can here, just don’t blink.

During last week’s NFL Draft, the speedy wide receiver was selected No. 9 overall by the Bengals, meaning he will be play his home games a short distance from where Billy Hamilton does. Hamilton has put his impressive speed to use to steal 171 bases for the Reds over the past three seasons and went into Thursday’s game against the Pirates leading Major League Baseball with 15 so far this season.

After the game, Hamilton thought it would be a cool idea to race Ross for charity and that it would be a fun event for the city.

“I know he’s really, really fast,” Hamilton said, via USA Today. “It is something I look forward to. I’m a competitor. I’m willing to do it for a charity event. I haven’t done a 40 since ninth grade, a 4.5 flat.”

“I’d do a 40. There’s no way I could do 100. This is the wrong season to do 100,” he continued. “I think a 40 would be a fun race for the city. It is something to look into. Run it by our agents and see how it goes.”

I’m with Hamilton. I think it would be a fun event too. And, it would help raise money for a worthy cause. Here’s to hoping the race actually happens.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name?

Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team

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13 - C 1968-1983
Johnny Bench
13 - IF/OF 1965-1985
Pete Rose
12 - SS 1988-2004
Barry Larkin
9 - SS 1973-1982
Dave Concepcion
8 - 1B 1938-1945
Frank McCormick
8 - 2B 1972-1979
Joe Morgan
7 - 1B/3B 1967-1976
Tony Perez
6 - SP 1946-1951
Ewell Blackwell
6 - SP 1935-1942
Paul Derringer
6 - OF 1976-2007
Ken Griffey, Jr.
5 - OF 1976-1981
George Foster
5 - C 1936-1940
Ernie Lombardi
5 - LF 1956-1965
Frank Robinson
5 - SP 1939-1944
Bucky Walters
4 - CF 1953-1957
Gus Bell
4 - SS 1964-1968
Leo Cardenas
4 - RP 2012-2015
Aroldis Chapman
4 - 1B 1953-1956
Ted Kluszewski
4 - SS 1943-1947
Eddie Miller
4 - SP 1938-1943
Johnny Vander Meer
4 - 1B 2010-2013
Joey Votto
3 - C 1956-1960
Ed Bailey
3 - 1B 1999-2004
Sean Casey
3 - C 1963-1965
Johnny Edwards
3 - RP 1986-1989
John Franco
3 - 2B 1939-1943
Lonny Frey
3 - 2B 2010-2013
Brandon Phillips
3 - SP 1958-1962
Bob Purkey
3 - 3B 1988-1991
Chris Sabo
3 - SP 1977-1981
Tom Seaver
3 - SP 1982-1984
Mario Soto
3 - 2B 1956-1959
Johnny Temple
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