February 19, 2007
Meet the Reds: Bubba Crosby
Name: Bubba Crosby
Height/Weight: 5-11, 195 pounds
Born/lives: Bellaire, Texas/Houston
Acquired: Signed as free agent Nov. 10, 2006.
On the field: Has played part of the last four seasons in the majors, the last three with the New York Yankees. Best season was '05 when he hit .276 in 98 at-bats. Was collegiate All-American at Rice. Hit a home run in seven straight games.
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Talent other than baseball: "I can't cook. I can't golf. I can build things around the house."
Childhood hero: My dad, Steve.
Trivially speaking: His given name is Richard. Bubba came from his sister's inability to say brother.
(Check out the comments. There's one by Bubba!)