When Jay Bruce finally gets called up, we’ll officially declare that day Jay Bruce Day, and it will be celebrated on it’s anniversary for as long as we’re around. We’ve never anticipated a prospect’s arrival like this before. According to Hal Mccoy of the Dayton Daily News, that day is not far off:
Q: Isn’t it time for the Jay Bruce Era to begin, time to trade Griffey and Dunn even if it’s only a salary dump? The money is better spent in so many other areas. — Steve, Carmel, Ind.
A: I don’t necessarily agree that it is dump salary time in early May. And Dusty Baker told me that Bruce will be here soon and he is a man of his word. When the Reds deem that he is ready, he’ll be here. As Bruce himself said, “When I get there, I want to stay.” If the Reds rid themselves of Dunn and Griffey right now, what would the talk show folks have left to scream about?
We’ll be monitoring this situation very closely and if it is indeed a home date when Bruce’s services are called up to the big league club; we’ll be in our car and headed up I-71 for that game. By the way, Bruce added more fuel to the fire last night by collecting 5 hits in a double header, raising his average to .348; as he missed hitting for the cycle in the the first game by only a triple for the 3rd game this season. He went 4-4 with a home run and two doubles.