Happy Jay Bruce Day 2012

Still our favorite player in the big leagues, all-time. It’s May 27th, and you know what that means. Or maybe you don’t.

This is the day that Jay Bruce came into the big leagues some four years ago–and this May 27th and every one to follow will be forever known as “Jay Bruce Day”. He might be in a little bit of a slide right now, but if anything can break him out of this funk it’s a game at Great American Ball Park on this date.

A few facts about Jay Bruce Day:

  1. All but one of these have occurred at home.
  2. Bruce has never went hitless in a May 27th contest.
  3. The Reds are 4-0 on Jay Bruce Day

Quick recount of Jay Bruce Days of the past:

2008 – 3 for 3, 2 walks, stolen base in MLB Debut
2009 – 3 for 4, 2 HR, 3B, 4 RBI
2010 -2 for 4, HR, 2B
2011 – 1 for 4, RBI in a Reds win in Atlanta

I would count on a Bruce home run leaving the park today and a Reds win. It’s a holiday, after all.