Jay Bruce meets with the boy who caught his 3rd home run Friday night Seven-year-old Deaton Oaks of Beford, Kentucky earlier today returned to Jay Bruce the historic third home run ball Bruce hit during Friday’s game vs the Cubs…fans returned all 3 home run balls to Bruce, who became just the 26th Reds player and second Reds leadoff hitter to produce 3 homers in a game.
Mo Egger, one of the best guys in the business, gives Valaika’s 1st career home run ball back to the organization. We’ve often told you that you should check out Mo Egger’s blog over at 1530 HOMER. In a world full of ‘do you know who I am?’ type people Mo has always been a breath of fresh air to us. His takes are strong, and more important than anything he’s always appealed to us because he’s just a good dude. The world doesn’t have enough people like him. Last year for example, we were out of town for a wedding and couldn’t get Jay Bruce’s bobblehead. Mo sent us an extra one he had laying around. If you haven’t heard yet, he caught Chris Valaika’s first career home run ball and gave it back to the Reds for nothing. If you have the iPhone download iHeart radio and listen to 700 WLW when he’s on. When he’s on the air his takes are as good as his heart. Thumbs up to you, Mo.