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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’m going to try something here. I’m not going to editorialize at all. I am going to give you some information. Below is a chart with every Red who hit at least 100 times this year. There are three columns after each name. the first is % of pitches outside the zone they swung [...]
Below is a transcript of much of Joey Votto’s conversation with Lance McAlister for those in Redleg Nation who may not have access to the podcast. Left out are a few of the opening remarks about Bryan Price, but it does reveal the bulk of the interview in areas of most interest by the [...]
Didi and Gogo, those lost souls awaiting the mysterious, never-to-arrive Godot in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy have nothing on Reds’ fans, abandoned for yet another Fall, left out in the playoff cold, waiting for our Godot—Post-season Relevance—to finally bless us with his presence. Now, as the wait goes on for the next manager to [...]
It’s fitting that it comes down to Johnny Cueto in this “down the rabbit hole” of a season, where it was 13 runs one night, one run the next. Where the Reds best player and the Face of MLB was defined and ultimately maligned. Where a 90-win season is a disappointment because of the [...]
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s iconic play Waiting for Godot. The two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, pass their time waiting for the appearance of a man named Godot, whom neither has actually met. Godot, of course, never arrives.
Interpretations of the play vary. Beckett himself was evasive about its symbolism. On [...]
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 [...]