Writing about baseball on the internet (either above or below the line), is a funny sort of thing for the way it tends to polarize and calcify our opinions about topics even if they aren’t ultimately that big of a deal, or even if we don’t actually know very much about the question when [...]
The canary in the coal mine died yesterday, March 22, 2013. Time of death: 12:41pm EST. Cause of death yet unknown. Dusty Baker has been taken in for questioning.
Whenever I walk around New York City during the work week, I’ll occasionally see an interesting sight—a large inflatable rat, fifteen or more feet in [...]
Now that the fervor and excitement has ebbed somewhat about Cincinnati hosting the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s time to deal with one of the issues that has been a constant source of controversy within the regime of Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. Everyone knows what this is about. It’s about Peter Edward [...]
Mark Sheldon is reporting that Dusty Baker has signed a two-year extension to manage the Cincinnati Reds.
“In Dusty’s five seasons here he’s taken us to the Postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field,” Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in a statement. “He’s the right [...]
Easy-peasy just a day ago, up two and coming home to the waiting arms of the Queen City fan base.
Not so easy when you rose this morning, yeah? But, do it anyway. Give adversity the brush off like so much lint on your shoulder. Forget that Scott Rolen has suddenly turned into [...]
“They’re just not that great.”
That’s what SOME GUY commented on John Fay’s blog the other day. Maybe he was just padding his argument that Dusty Baker has worked wonders with this team. I don’t know. Maybe he simply needs to lay off the magic mushrooms. Not that great?
Umm … okay. There’s Johnny [...]
“I want the voting in the hands of the fans, but not if they make a joke out of it.” Frank Lane St Louis Cardinals General Manager, 1957
Current Reds owner Bob Castellini likely remembers the above quote; if not, he certainly remembers the incident that generated it. For it’s [...]