Filed by David Paschall
In our wonderful world of sports reporting, every so often we encounter someone who would rather be anywhere else.
I dont think it was the David nor the Paschall that ruffled top Cincinnati minor-league pitching prospect Homer Bailey on Saturday afternoon, but rather the Chattanooga that also came with the introduction. Bailey was hoping to begin the season with the Double-A Lookouts but learned recently that he would start out in high Single-A Sarasota.
When asked about the subject Saturday, Bailey quickly replied, Its not in my hands.
When asked what kind of spring he was having, his comment: A very good one.
Baileys rapid answers matched the 95 to 96 mph fastballs he reportedly threw earlier this spring in big-league camp, but even that was a subject bypassed by the 19-year-old who signed in 2004 for $2.3 million.
I dont sit behind the gun when Im throwing it, so I cant tell you how fast theyve been.
Oh well. Perhaps Bailey will be happier to converse once he arrives in Chattanooga, which every Reds official says is a matter of when and not if.