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‘Embarrassed’ Reds fan weatherman goes headless on Louisville TV after wild-card loss

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(@JudeRedfield on Twitter)

Hey, it's Joey Votto the disappearing man, doing the weather! Oh, I kid.

At first it seemed like one of those bets that mayors do when there's a big game. You know, the "We'll send you our locally famous food item if your team wins, and you send us your locally famous food item if our team wins." They're dumb contests, but sometimes amusing.

Well, what about the time the Cincinnati Reds lost in the playoffs and all we got was a headless weatherman? That's the reality as reported by Busted Coverage, which says the forecast for Louisville (Reds country) called for virtual decapitation Wednesday morning.

Some might say the Reds lost their heads during a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild card game Tuesday night. Figuratively speaking, of course. But a Reds fan who does the weather in Louisville went full-metal Ichabod Crane on everyone after his team's season ended.

Jude Redfield of Fox 41 tweeted that he was "embarrassed to show his face this morning" after Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin and Marlon Byrd rained on the Reds parade at PNC Park. So he donned a green suit (which goes with the green screen many/most/all? weatherpeople use to make it look like they're standing in front of a real radar screen of the United States) and did the weather while appearing to have no head. It probably was cool with Fox, given the obvious "Sleepy Hollow" tie-in.

This is what he looked like really:

There's no video, at least yet. You'd think there'd be video.

Hey, Jude, don't be so sad. Take your real face, and make it greener. Remember that Dusty has the will to win, and Walt Jocketty will begin, to make the roster better.

Are you ready for some playoffs?!
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