Reds fans can be excused … sign Chris Nelson one day, bam! … sign Hernan Iribarren the next, pow! … for not being able to focus on the issue of where Joey Votto should bat in the lineup this year. Our heads are spinning with signings like Max Ramirez, bop! But let’s put aside the busy [...]
In an update on the war going on in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Air Force received $12.4 million worth of Rosenbauer fire vehicles last year for their fire protection program in 2013.
They got delivered to Kabul from Berlin. Because of problems at the Pakistan border, the delivery was delayed for 8 months. All of [...]
There’s a scene at the end of the movie, and in it, our hero unfairly takes the blame for the deeds of others. He’s last seen hurtling through the darkness, a city in hot pursuit for its pound of flesh.
That essentially describes the public relations plight of our local general manager. Fallen hero. [...]
John is the Nation’s correspondent from Afghanistan, where he is serving the entire nation.
It’s all quiet —- some would say too quiet -— on the Reds front.
No news on Arroyo. Choo is gone. No trades. Nothing.
So while we collectively ponder the state of the current roster, Johnny Cueto’s health, and how [...]
Color me concerned. After the Reds fired Dusty Baker, a manager who had led the team to consecutive 90-win seasons and two trips to the post-season,* I had talked myself into the notion that the Reds would be aggressive in reshaping the roster. I was convinced that a team wouldn’t take a gamble on [...]
I’m pretty sure I’d hate being a beat reporter.
For one thing, beat reporters can’t be fans of a team or have favorite players. They can’t cheer in the press box. I wouldn’t survive ten minutes at a Reds game under those constraints.
When beat writers report positive news about the team, they’re accused [...]
Attending the now-annual RedsFest reinforces the fact that the Cincinnati Reds do a lot of things correctly.
It’s in a great venue, there are things for kids to do, and a perfect mix of current Reds and former Reds in attendance. The Reds, especially since Bob Castellini took over, do things like this the [...]