In case you missed it, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Willie Bloomquist. Why aren’t we using the breaking news template with this? You’re right, we should.
Willie had 5 hits in his 17 at-bats as a Red. He was acquired from the Royals on Sept. 13 of last season. At the time, Dusty Baker said of Bloomquist, “We need him right now. We’ve been searching for somebody like him for a couple of weeks.”
I remember there was excitement about his speed, but he did not get to steal a base as a Red – nor did he attempt to. A lot of Reds fans were awfully quick to forget about Willie – especially now that we have Fred Lewis – but I’m not. Best of luck in Arizona, Willie, except when you’re facing your former team.