After the 1973 season, Sparky Anderson urged Reds General Manager Bob Howsam to trade Ross Grimsley. Sparky was tired of Grimsley’s attempts to grow long hair and not shave and was spooked by the lefthanded pitcher’s belief in black magic. Howsam initially didn’t want to do it but he eventually traded Grimsley to the [...]
Chad Dotson’s assertion that Homer Bailey should be in the Reds Hall of Fame was certainly on target after Bailey’s second career no-hitter against the Giants on Monday night. And to his credit, Chad is the only media source I can find that threw that gem into the mix in the aftermath of Homer’s [...]
Dayn Perry of CBSSportsline.com dug up this gem. Yes, it’s Hall of Famer Johnny Bench on Hee Haw, singing covers of Jim Croce and Jerry Reed(!) to the delight of the Hee Haw Honeys. Pay particular attention to Bench’s trousers, or as Perry calls them, “Aquaman pants.”
Bench must’ve been on the show [...]
Please excuse the interruption of your football frenzy.
But this baseball issue is timely, with today being the deadline for Hall of Fame voting. It’s also controversial, so take your best swing, Nation.
This morning, John Fay, beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, announced that he wouldn’t be casting his vote for the HOF. [...]
Today is the final day of fan voting for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award. The top 3 fan nominees will be placed on the final ballot with 7 other broadcasters selected by the Hall. Your votes got Joe into the top 41, now let’s get him into the final three!
If you haven’t [...]
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Congratulations, Redleg Nation, your votes got Joe to the fan finals of the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award!
In this 10th year of allowing fan votes, the Hall of Fame has expanded the voting to two rounds. The first round consisted of all 222 eligible broadcasters, those with 10 or [...]
The 10th year of fan voting for the Ford C. Frick Award is underway. Actually, the first round voting is almost over. You have until tomorrow at 5pm ET to submit your nomination for Joe Nuxhall via the Hall of Fame Facebook page.
For the first time, the Hall of Fame is conducting [...]