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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Reds to celebrate ‘11 Days of Larkin’, retire Larkin’s uniform number

It’s about time Cincinnati followed-up their disarming ‘7 Days in May’ tribute to Lee May!

Below are some of the activities that will take place during “11 Days of Larkin.”

  - Video and audio highlights of Larkin’s career will be featured on FOX Sports Ohio, Reds on Radio Network and on reds.com.
  - Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to give fans named Barry free admission, half-price admission for fans wearing Larkin gear, and have Larkin merchandise available for sale.
  - On Sat. Aug. 18, the first 20,000 fans at GABP will receive a free Larkin Reds cap when the Reds play Chicago.
  - Cymber Larkin will sing the National Anthem at GABP when the Reds play the Cardinals at 7:10. Barry Larkin will address fans post game and be joined by former teammates in the field. “Barry Blast” post-game fireworks will take place and feature music from his career.
  - On Sat. Aug. 25, the Reds Community Fund will have a block party on Joe Juxhall Way, which will include a performance by Cymber Larkin’s band. At 3 p.m. Larkin’s jersey retirement will take place.
  - Reds stein will be given to the first 11,000 fans that features a history timeline on Aug. 25.

Repoz Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:19 AM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: August 08, 2012 at 08:54 AM (#4202993)
Joe Juxhall??
   2. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: August 08, 2012 at 09:40 AM (#4203026)
11 Days of Larkin

The Rangers did the same thing for Al Oliver, but I must have missed it.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4203034)
On the first day of Larkin, my true love gave to me
A lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4203118)
On the second day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   5. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:57 AM (#4203123)
On the third day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Three of Dusty's Tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:59 AM (#4203126)
On the fourth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   7. Esoteric Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4203129)
Kidding aside, it's great that they're doing this. People had been wondering why the Reds hadn't retired Larkin's number yet -- turns out they were waiting until after the HOF ceremony to go guns-out for him. Can't think of a more deserving guy.
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:02 AM (#4203130)
The Rangers did the same thing for Al Oliver, but I must have missed it.

On the first day of Al Oliver ....

I got nothin'.
   9. Guapo Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4203131)
Eso! Wait until the ####### song is over!
   10. Guapo Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4203138)
On the fourth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair


I warned you to never fall in love with Barry Halper. He'll only break your heart.
   11. Scott Lange Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4203147)
On the fourth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair


It is really unfortunate that Barry Larkin didn't win two more Gold Gloves.
   12. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4203163)
On the fifth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:42 AM (#4203187)
On the sixth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   14. Swedish Chef Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4203213)
On the seventh day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   15. dr. scott Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4203259)
Im hoping the Giants do this for Zito one day.... 75 days of "Remember the Albatros!"
   16. Esteban Rivera Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4203264)
On the eighth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Eight Sabo goggles
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   17. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4203287)
On the eighth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Nine complaints about adam dunn
Eight Sabo goggles
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   18. toratoratora Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4203289)
On the tenth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Ten Nasty Boy highlight vids
Nine complaints about adam dunn
Eight Sabo goggles
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   19. SoSH U at work Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4203292)
On the Eleventh day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Eleven Paulie Tantrums
Ten Nasty Boy highlight vids
Nine complaints about adam dunn
Eight Sabo goggles
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   20. Gonfalon B. Posted: August 08, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4203299)
On the twelfth day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Twelve Hitler heirlooms
Eleven Paulie Tantrums
Ten Nasty Boy highlight vids
Nine complaints about adam dunn
Eight Sabo goggles
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets
Six ED X-Rays
Five! Series! rings!
Four Schottzie droppings
Three of Dusty's tooth picks
Two Pete Rose betting slips
and a lock of Marty Brennaman's hair
   21. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:05 PM (#4203309)
Hey, there's only 11 Days of Larkin!
   22. SoSH U at work Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:07 PM (#4203312)

Hey, there's only 11 Days of Larkin!


The song was good in the beginning, but Gonfalon went too far.

   23. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4203318)
along with applause for the effort permit me to be somewhat amused at the reds show of affection for larkin who endured his share of criticism in cincy the last 5-6 years for various non-offenses

glad to know that with time everything is as it should with barry revered and honored by his team

   24. PreservedFish Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4203331)
The song was good in the beginning, but Gonfalon went too far.


Oh, well done.
   25. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4203336)
Good job to everyone. That was nice. Especially nice by MCoA for tying in the fact the franchise has five world titles.

And #22 is really funny, too.
   26. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:41 PM (#4203364)
for the record 22 is a direct copy of a gonfalon comment in another thread using the same hitler basis

i suspect the poster was going for the double hit of the impact of the original and then tagging gb with his own material.

in the true spirit of bbtf
   27. PreservedFish Posted: August 08, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4203381)
It works on so many levels!
   28. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 02:39 PM (#4203461)
Excellent work guys, though, I think this:

On the seventh day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:
Seven of Jeter's gift baskets


needs to be changed. In honor of Joe Nuxhall and his enjoying a few cold ones during broadcasts...

On the seventh day of Larkin, my true love gave to me:

Seven Nuxie empties
   29. Guapo Posted: August 08, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4203536)
How about "Seven Kurt Stillwell rookie cards"
   30. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4203584)
Seven Ryan Freel fist pumps
   31. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4203638)
How about "Seven Kurt Stillwell rookie cards"


Ok, this is perfect, considering, at the time, many people thought Stillwell was the better bet to man SS for the Reds for the next decade.
   32. Moeball Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4203655)
One of my favorite Larkin moments doesn't actually involve anything Barry did...forgot which year it was - I know it was back in the '90s sometime - but after one of many Padres losses, the postgame show was on and the host was taking calls from the fans. Most of the calls were about how the Padres sucked and needed to make this move or that. One caller called in and the conversation basically went something like this:

Caller: "Hey, this is Bob in Santee."

Host: "Hello, Bob in Santee, what's on your mind?"

Bob in Santee: "The Padres Suck!"

Host: "I've been hearing a lot of that from the fans. Any suggestions on how the Padres could make the team better?"

BIS: "Our shortstop is the worst. We should trade him to Cincinnati for Barry Larkin."

Host: "Uh, Bob, I'm sure the Padres would love to get a shortstop like Barry Larkin - but what else do you think they should throw in to the deal to make this happen?"

BIS: "Oh, the Reds don't need to throw anybody else in to the deal. We could just swap shortstops straight up."

Host: Long silence. Dead air. Finally "Bob, what on earth makes you think the Reds would trade a future Hall of Famer like Barry Larkin straight up for the Padres shortstop?"

BIS: "Grumble, grumble..." <Click>

Host: "Wow...those are our fans, all right...ok, let's take the next call..."
   33. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4203663)
To be fair, the Padres' shortstop, assuming it was Garry Templeton, was in fact the worst.

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