Results tagged ‘ Scott Rolen ’

Scoot the Boot

The Reds lost to the Phillies tonight. Boo hoo. The Phillies are the team that I hate the most but am also most jealous of. It’s series like this one – when the two teams have a history – when I miss Scott Rolen the most. As much as I love the youngsters who have been doing an awesome job at picking up the slack at third, I can’t help but think of Scooter today.

So, if you’re missing Scott as much as we are, here’s something to remind you of him:

We miss you, Scott, and we haven’t forgotten about you!

As always, GO REDS!

ALL-STAR BALLOT!

The ballot for the All-Star Game is finally became available the other day! We just wanted to remind everyone to vote Reds! You can vote a total of 25 times per email address, so let’s make sure that Joey Votto and all the other guys get there on the first try this year!

Vote:
1B – Joey Votto
2B – Brandon Phillips
SS – Paul Janish
3B – Scott Rolen
C – Ramon Hernandez
OF – Jay Bruce
OF – Jonny Gomes
OF – Drew Stubbs

Access the ballot here!

Get Well Soon, Scooter

We here at Rockin’ Redlegs are deeply committed to making sure the Cincinnati Reds players know how much we care about them. So, we’ve concocted a get-well-soon card to Scott Rolen, who is currently on the 15 day DL for a bad shoulder. Here are some photos:

This is the front of the card. We are clearly very artistically talented.

The inside message, wishing Scooter a speedy recovery and begging for autographed photos.

[Photo removed due to parental concern that our address being on the internet will draw all of the ax murderers in Cincinnati]
Our self-addressed stamped envelope. The stamp is forthcoming.

We wrote rough drafts of the inside. Angie decided to channel a six-year-old in her rough draft.

Tinas’s rough draft went a different way. In jest, of course!

We love you, Scott Rolen! Get better soon and fast!

Friday Finds

As the three game series approaches in St. Louis, we’ve been looking for something captivating to post to get Reds fans fired up for the weekend. While videos of the fight were in the running, we instead decided to post something funny and uplifting we found to prove to everyone that what happened last season is in the past and now we’re ready to take on the Cardinals and bring victory to Cincinnati. So, instead of focusing on their team, we are posting a video we found on YouTube that reminds us of our stellar 2010 season and what great players we have in this Cincinnati Reds organization.

So, without further ado, here is the hilarious and entertaining ode to Scooter – “Proud Dusty (Rolen on the River)” thanks to http://www.ryanparkersongs.com.

Top 5: Nicknames that Don’t Exist (But Should)

Major League Baseball has given us some of the most awesome nicknames in history: The Great Bambino, Charlie Hustle, and The Freak, just to name a few. Unfortunately, Cincinnati seems to have a dearth of nicknames. CoCo and the Cuban Missile are the only ones that really come to mind. But, in our years as Reds fans, we’ve come up with a few nicknames that we’d love to hear our favorite players answer to.

5. Scott “Scooter” Rolen

We here at Rockin’ Redlegs absolutely adore Scott Rolen. He’s, in our opinion, our best veteran and an excellent third baseman. One of the things we love most about Scott is that he’s got a certain look about him – one that can only be described as childlike. Frankly – and we mean this in the best possible way – Scott looks like a little kid. He’s so cute, that for some reason, we want to make him sound a little kid. We definitely see a new nickname in Scott’s future.


We love you, Scooter

4. Ryan “The Coyote” Hanigan

Ryan Hanigan is a great catcher who has had a hell of a start to this 2011 season. The pitchers trust him and he’s always hustling. Ryan’s attitude, as well as his look behind the plate evokes the image of a coyote on the prowl, constantly looking for his next strike. His intensity reminds us of a natural predator, and we think that The Coyote is an accurate descriptor of Hanigan’s style.

3. Jonny Gomes: The Chuck Norris of Cincinnati

Jonny Gomes is as tough as they come. Whether he’s beating guys up in an on-the-field brawl, making incredible catches in Left Field, mackin’ on his gumbacco, or just showing off his amazing hair, Jonny Gomes can do anything. It’s been said that he can cut down a mountain with his bare hands, and we’re pretty sure that some of his hits have actually flown by the window of the International Space Station. In fact, Jonny Gomes doesn’t hit home runs – the balls run away from his bat.


Don’t look him directly in the eyes or you’ll go blind.

2. Joey “The Bat” Votto

Being Italian comes with a great responsibility – deciding what your nickname would be if you ever got involved with the Mafia. Joey “The Bat” Votto sounds like someone who would not only be an MVP slugger, but someone who would also break your legs with a Louisville Slugger if you owed him money.


Joey “The Bat” Votto: Cincinnati’s Wiseguy

1. Paul “Goose” Janish

You know how sometimes, you want to give someone a nickname for no particular reason? That is how we feel about Paul “Goose” Janish. Maybe it’s the way he seems to take flight when a grounder comes at him, or maybe it’s the way his stubble makes half of his face change color, like a goose. Perhaps it’s because his constant game heroics remind us of Goose from Top Gun. Who knows why, but Goose seems like the perfect nickname for Paul and we have officially begun campaign Goose.


His nickname is Goose. Accept it and move on.

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