Reds Pitcher Wade Miley Slapped On A Temporary ‘Avengers’ Tattoo After No-Hitter Against Cleveland

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It was a moment that many Cincinnati Reds fans would not soon forget, as starter Wade Miley pitched a no-hitter in Cleveland against the Tribe, making history against a team that has already been no-hit twice this year.

Miley was not only dominant in the win over the Indians. He also did it with a temporary Hulk tattoo on his right forearm.

It was something that his 4-year-old son Jeb had selected for him for good luck. Jeb also pointed out in the postgame presser. Miley had wanted it on his shoulder so he could hide it, but his young son said it had to be on the back of his hand or his forearm.

“I probably could’ve hid it if I wouldn’t have said anything that day,” Miley said.

“It was a special moment. He told me when I got home from Colorado, he said, ‘Dad, I’m famous.’ You know, it’s cool to hear him say that and just try to be involved. It’s actually made him like baseball more. So that’s pretty cool for me.”

Miley isn’t the only MLB and Reds pitcher strutting around with a tattoo on his body. Sonny Gray had a temporary Thor tattoo on his shoulder during his start on Monday.

Fellow hurler Luis Castillo was expected to have a Hawkeye tattoo for Tuesday evening.

“Sonny wore the tattoo (Monday), wore the Thor, but he wore it on his shoulder, and I explained to him that it doesn’t work if you hide it from the world,” Miley said.

“You’ve got to put it on your forearm. Maybe Jeb will put his next one on for him to see if Jeb’s got the superpowers.

“We’re going to check all the boxes, for sure.”

It’s got to be a super cool feeling for Jeb. His dad is a pitcher walking around with a tattoo, and now with a record of 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA, the Reds have a staff that can match up well with a lot of teams in the National League Central.

While the Hulk is just fine, he isn’t allowed to don Spider Man or Iron Man for now.

“My man ain’t ready to give up. He’s not willing to part with them just yet,” Wade said of his little one.

“I tried to talk him into, ‘I like Iron Man, maybe I can use Iron Man.’ He’s not there yet. I’m stuck on the Hulk for right now.”

Be ready to see some Hulk tattoos when Wade takes the mound for his next start. Many members of the Reds faithful will likely do the same.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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