[Received one more caravan report from Tom Meade who attended the event in Hamilton, OH. Read his thoughts about Billy Hamilton, what Tom Browning had to say about his perfect game, and a front office view of the prospects for signing Homer Bailey to a long-term extension.]
The swirling snow and gusting winds on [...]
[This report was filed my Michael Hare, who attended the Northern Tour stop in Lima, Ohio.]
This was the first year I have ever attended the Reds caravan, and I am glad that I chose to go to the one in Lima. What many Reds fan do not understand is that we have a [...]
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 [...]