Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. Today is one of my happiest days as a Reds fan. As I sat outside my father’s barn today on Memorial Day, taking a break from bailing hay, I decided to sit down and check on my cell phone the score of today’s light schedule of games.
I scanned the headlines just in case. There it was, Jay Bruce had been called up by the Cincinnati Reds for tomorrow night’s game in Cincinnati. It’s too good to be true.
Tomorrow the Reds are expected to promote from Class AAA Louisville top prospect OF Jay Bruce.
A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Pirates.
Bruce and Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty will be available to the media tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the Reds’ dugout at Great American Ball Park.
Bruce will wear uniform number 32 and when he plays will be making his Major League debut.
This came on the heels of the Memorial Sunday Marathon yesterday, the 18-inning game which saw Corey Patterson go 0 for 8. I knew after that this move was imminent and it made for an night of celebration for me and my friend who is a Reds fan.
The Deal is here. Here’s to 15 years of being the king of this city kid.