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 [...]
When I got up at 5:30am Kabul time Tuesday morning and learned that the Reds lost on Opening Day, my day started off bad. The runners left on base, the lost opportunities, a wasted brilliant pitching performance by Johnny Cueto. It all brought back memories— bad memories— of watching Game 3 against the Giants [...]
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 [...]
Credit: The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger
The Cincinnati Reds went 100 years without a team captain.
That streak ended in 1970 when manager Sparky Anderson named Pete Rose the first captain of the Cincinnati Reds. Rose was an obvious choice. He was a native Cincinnatian, having played baseball (and football) at Western Hills High School. [...]
Barry Larkin (Chad Dotson/Redleg Nation)
***Warning: I’m gonna ramble a bit here.***
On Monday, my favorite baseball player was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
I’ve been thinking about Barry Larkin a lot these last few days. If you’ve read Redleg Nation for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m [...]
Paul Janish (The Enquirer/Joseph Fuqua II)
Orlando Cabrera (2010) Alex Gonzalez (2009, 2007) Jeff Keppinger (2008) Felipe Lopez (2006) Rich Aurilia (2005)
Between 1974 and 2004, the Cincinnati Reds were fortunate to be able to pencil in the names of Dave Concepcion or Barry Larkin at the shortstop position nearly every Opening Day. Now [...]
Former General Manager Pat Gillick has been named to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. Gillick received votes on 81.2% of the ballots in being the sole 2010 selection. Gillick received 13 of 16 possible votes, with former players’ union represetative Marvin Miller falling one vote short of the [...]