The Reds’ Bad Idea
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The Reds’ Bad Idea

Bryan Price entered the spring with two giant holes in his pitching rotation. Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon were traded away. Then Homer Bailey had offseason elbow surgery and was slow to return. Walt Jocketty gave the Reds six candidates to fill out the rotation: Left-handers Tony Cingrani, David Holmberg and Paul Maholm; right-handers Anthony … Continue reading

Goodbye, Marge
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Goodbye, Marge

Fifteen years ago today, Marge Schott finally agreed to sell her controlling interest in the Reds to local billionaire Carl Lindner. Marge had certainly earned most of the derision she received from the national press and the baseball world. And on the whole, she wasn’t a good owner (though Lindner was probably worse). Marge died ten … Continue reading

Happy 73rd Birthday, Pete
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Happy 73rd Birthday, Pete

Monday is Pete Rose’s 73rd birthday. This week’s Photo Vault is dedicated to the most famous Red ever. Here’s Pete at age 24. Pete argues a call in the 1970 World Series. He was clearly the star of the BRM. I’m assuming those items in Rick Auerbach’s box are bills. Pete gratuitously (if photogenically) slides head first … Continue reading