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

Look at Opening Day
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Look at Opening Day

Welcome back inside the vault. This week we celebrate Cincinnati’s unique holiday – Opening Day. ———– First look at a hometown legend in the making. ———– Why wouldn’t it surprise me to see this happen again this year? ———– This photo captured the apex of optimism about the Reds, for about a 10 year period. Dante Bichette, … Continue reading

Woof!
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Woof!

From 1996 spring training in Plant City, Florida, Reds owner Marge Schott and her dog “Schottzie” greet then-new Reds manager Ray Knight. Knight took over for Davey Johnson, who’d led the Reds to two consecutive NL Central titles. Knight managed the club for two seasons, placing third each time. But he sure liked that St. … Continue reading