Saturday, January 02, 2010

Grand Salami

Today's 12 Days of Christmas by the Numbers is brought to you by the number 4.

Red's who've worn number 4: Ed Bailey (1957-1958,1960), Johnny Edwards (1963), Woody Woodward (1969), Bob Barton (1973), Jeff Sovern (1976), Alex Grammas CH (1978), Bill Fischer CH (1979-1981,1983), Bo Diaz (1987), Ron Gant (1995), Brandon Phillips (2006-present).

The number of Reds broadcasters who SHOULD be in the Hall of Fame is 4.

There are four bases. Adam Dunn hits all of them with one swing quite often, but the Reds, well...

Both Pete and Rose have 4 letters in them. I'm sure there were plenty of fours on his betting slips.

Four is the month our Holy Day in the Baseball Religion usually occurs.

The Reds have 4 mascots now. They should do a live mascot race every game.

You get 4 RBI when you hit a grand slam. Best grand slam ever was the one Dunner hit in the bottom of the ninth against Cleveland in 2007 when the Reds were down by three to win the game. That is one of my all-time favorite Reds memories.