CINCINNATI -- Listed at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is built like a big V8 engine, but he gets hybrid-type mileage from the words that leave his mouth.
Rolen says very little, especially about himself, but what he says carries weight in the clubhouse. His bat has been clutch and his defense has saved runs, but his humor might be the sharpest tool in his bag of tricks. Befitting of his quiet personality, it's a dry humor that helps him make a point about a situation, when needed, or deflate the tension after a tough game -- also when needed.
After Monday's 11-6 loss to the Cardinals, in which Albert Pujols pummeled the Reds with a 4-for-5, two-homer game, Rolen had the perfect reply to some obvious questions about his former teammate.
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