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 [...]
I love the Cincinnati Reds.
I shouldn’t actually have to say that, since I’ve been writing about the Reds — and demonstrating my obsession with this infernal team — nearly every single day here at Redleg Nation for the last nine seasons. But make no mistake: I love the Cincinnati Reds National League Baseball [...]
The trade deadline rapidly approaches, and I expect the rumor mill to start spitting out nonsense at any moment. The Reds could use some help in a couple of areas, and we’re already hearing that they’ll look for relievers (again), but get ready for the silly season.
That’s not why I’m gathering you here [...]
I’d been stationed in Afghanistan for about two weeks when I went over to use the ATM at the site on Base where the Afghans have their markets. It was about a mile walk and the ATM was broke more than it worked but I was I need of some cash to buy some [...]
The Reds have apparently signed Brett Tomko to a minor league deal, which is completely awesome. It appears that the club is still negotiating with Jimmy Haynes, however.
November 20, 1992: The Reds release outfielder Geronimo Berroa. Berroa goes on to bat .288 with 97 home runs and 349 rbi between 1994 and 1997 from ages 29-32.
Berroa’s release wasn’t big news at the time, but he was a talented player who apparently had defensive challenges. He was signed as a free [...]
July 4, 2003: Luke Price, age 3, goes to his first Cincinnati Reds game, only to see Jimmy Haynes and the Reds lose to the New York Mets, 7-2, in the opening year of Great American Ball Park.
With the ballpark area still under development, Luke and his father, Steve, from out of town and not sure where to leave the car, park nearly two miles away from the ballpark. Luke, being age 3, refuses to walk, and father, Steve, is required to carry his young son to the park. Oh, my…at least the temperature is only 86 degrees to go with the normal midwestern high humidity.
Continue reading This Day in Reds History: Luke’s First Reds Game