2013 is looking good so far.
Despite injuries to their #1 starter, starting leftfielder and cleanup hitter and catcher, the Reds are thick in the race for the Division as Memorial Day awaits. Their MVP is a Boy Named Choo, Votto is hitting like Votto and Bruce looks like he is in the beginning [...]
I was glad to see Derrick Robinson called up from Triple A when Ryan Ludwick was placed on the disabled list after Opening Day. Robinson, a switch-hitting speedy outfielder, had some pretty good minor league seasons in the Kansas City organization but for whatever reason, never seemed to get a legitimate shot with the [...]
Periodically, I have questions about the Reds that just seem to “bubble up” out of the back of my mind….these occurred to me today:
- Why the Reds front office continually decide to play short-handed for 7-10 days, rather than DL someone for 15?
I understand there isn’t much help at Louisville this year [...]
Dear Mr. Jocketty,
As you begin the annual Winter Meetings, there is only one request that we, the Nation, have for you, the General Manager of our beloved Cincinnati Reds. Please acquire a hard-hitting left fielder.
I know you’ve said that it wouldn’t break your heart if you didn’t do anything big at the [...]
November 1, 1937: Former Reds starting pitcher Benny Frey commits suicide after spending a season without baseball.
Frey had been with the Reds from the end of 1929 through 1936, except for one month that he spent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932. Frey was the most effective player on the 1934 Reds [...]
October 20, 1972: Pete Rose hit the first pitch of the game for a home run and the Reds later overcame a 4-2 deficit in defeating the Oakland A’s, 5-4, to stay avoid elimination in the 1972 World Series. The Reds now trailed the A’s three-games-to-two through five games.
Rose’s first inning homer gave [...]
October 19, 1964: Reds Manager Fred Hutchinson resigns his post citing his poor health. His last public appearance had been on his 45th birthday, August 12, of that season where he was presented a 500# birthday cake and gifts. By that time, Hutchinson had lost 25 pounds suffering from cancer. He died on November [...]