Even Sadder

The news hit the wire tonight. It looks like Sean Casey is no longer a Cincinnati Red.

Apparently Casey has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 26-year old left-handed pitcher Dave Williams. If there's anything the Reds desperately need, it's pitching.

I don't think I've been this sad about a Reds player being moved since Paul O'Neil was traded to Yankees. I had a chance to meet Casey in the leukemia ward at Children's Hospital during his rookie year. His was very gracious, willing to sacrifice his time to make a difference in people's lives. I was impressed with him as a man, and also as a ball player.

Thanks for seven great years, Sean. You will surely be missed.