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Jeff Pearlman
March 29, 1999
Whereas Bret Boone gave the Reds decent power, little speed and an excellent glove, his replacement at second base, Pokey Reese, boasts no power, Vince Coleman speed and an excellent glove. "The question is Pokey's bat," says manager Jack McKeon. Alternating between third base and shortstop, Reese was hitting .256 with the Reds last July when he tore a ligament in his right thumb, forcing him to spend the rest of '98 on the disabled list. "My goal is to be around .300," says Reese. "I'm tired of people just knowing who Pokey Reese is because the name sounds funny."
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Whereas Bret Boone gave the Reds decent power, little speed and an excellent glove, his replacement at second base, Pokey Reese, boasts no power, Vince Coleman speed and an excellent glove. "The question is Pokey's bat," says manager Jack McKeon. Alternating between third base and shortstop, Reese was hitting .256 with the Reds last July when he tore a ligament in his right thumb, forcing him to spend the rest of '98 on the disabled list. "My goal is to be around .300," says Reese. "I'm tired of people just knowing who Pokey Reese is because the name sounds funny."

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