Escape hatch
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Escape hatch

In September, 2003, a small plane crashed in northeast Indiana, taking the lives of a mother, her 5-year old son and 11-year old daughter. The woman’s husband and 8-year old son were the sole survivors. The child eventually set a goal to become a star high school basketball player in the Hoosier State, a place … Continue reading

The Runs of August
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The Runs of August

Don’t look now but your Cincinnati Reds have scored 5.2 runs/game in August. Yes, it’s partly about facing mediocre pitching. Yes, it’s partly a product of improbable home runs. Yes, it’s just six games. But remember the last two weeks of July when the Reds hit .191/.242/.287 and scored an average of 2.1 runs/game? With Brandon … Continue reading

Eight months ago
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Eight months ago

Last September, the LA Dodgers strode into Cincinnati having won 36 of 46 games after the All-Star break. The Reds themselves began the series with a bit of momentum, having won three out of four at home from the first-place St. Louis Cardinals. The series fell on Joe Morgan weekend that featured the emotional reunion … Continue reading

Going streaking
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Going streaking

[Edit.: We're pleased to post this article by Tony Liao, graduate student at Cornell University and loyal member of the Nation.] Fans of the movie ‘Old School’ will undoubtedly recognize the quote, where a drunken Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell) tries to convince everyone at a party to go streaking through the quad. Half a mile into … Continue reading

Patience, not panic
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Patience, not panic

Realistically, with Jay Bruce and Joey Votto not healthy and not playing, the Reds offense isn’t going to be consistent. Any team’s run scoring would be hurt if you subtract their two best hitters. Sure, we each have our ideas for how the roster could be better and more resilient. But even with impeccable general … Continue reading