During my 10 years covering the team, the Reds clubhouse has had its share of psuedo-comedians.
Pete Harnisch's thick Brooklyn-esque accent and incessant practical jokes.
Adam Dunn's self-deprecating humor.
David Weather's southern drawl and down-home metaphors.
But, none quite compare to resident funny man Kent Mercker.
Reds fans will get a taste of Mercker's comedic charm when he debuts on the Reds Radio Network this week, broadcasting spring training games Wed., Thur, and Sat. Mercker might also be part of the regular season Reds radio rotation.
Mercker, a Dublin, Ohio native, pitched for 18 seasons in the major leagues for the Braves, Orioles, Indians, Cardinals, Red Sox, Angels, Rockies, Cubs and Reds (1997, 2003, 2005-06, 2008).