As crushing as last season’s postseason loss to the Giants was, I wrote that Dusty Baker deserved to be rehired. Not that he was necessarily the best guy for the job, only that he’d earned his return with 97 wins in a season when Votto’s knee and Madson’s elbow had shredded.
In the aftermath [...]
The “save” didn’t become an official statistic in baseball until 1969, although it had been tracked for years. The definition of a save itself was defined in 1960 by Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman but it has been redefined, examined and criticized since. (The first official “save” went to Bill Singer on Opening Day 1969, [...]
Spring Training isn’t as dramatic as it was years ago.
There was genuine competition for jobs, rotations were being established, and many times this lasted into the last week of spring training. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen anymore; it’s just that with long term contracts and the salary structure of the game, [...]
Here’s a report from Redleg Nation member, Cameron Feese, who attended the caravan event in Bowling Green, KY.
Billy Hamilton, Super Todd Frazier, Cameron Feese and his nephew Jackson. Photo: Cameron Feese
The Reds Winter Caravan rolled into Bowling Green, KY today at the Greenwood Mall. I had to go into work today for [...]
Here is the report filed by Redleg Nation member John Rohrig from the Reds Southern Tour caravan stop in Charleston, WV.
Jim Kelch as MC at the Reds caravan event in Charleston
This evening the Reds Winter caravan rolled into Charleston, WV after a previous stop in Ashland, KY. Charleston, is fortunate in [...]
Last night, the Reds Southern Tour caravan made its first public stop in Ashland, KY. Here is the report filed by Redleg Nation member Sarah Beckelheimer.
Redleg Nation member Sarah Beckelheimer with Super Todd Frazier
Cincinnati fans of every age filed into Fannin Automotives in Ashland Thursday to meet a few franchise favorites.
We’re excited to announce a new project – The Nation Reports – where our commenters write original content for the site concerning the upcoming Reds caravan tours. The Reds have planned three routes with a total of 15 public stops over 2,800 miles, taking place Jan. 24-27.
• The Northern Tour, with stops [...]