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 want the voting in the hands of the fans, but not if they make a joke out of it.” Frank Lane St Louis Cardinals General Manager, 1957
Current Reds owner Bob Castellini likely remembers the above quote; if not, he certainly remembers the incident that generated it. For it’s [...]
It’s my belief that baseball is a game that is made up of more small moments that craft themselves into great and memorable moments than any other sport in the world.
The game’s natural movement from step A to step B enables small dramas to be inserted into contests throughout the season, and the years. This is what shapes our baseball memories, small moments, significant to us and often to the history of the game On the franchise level, the Reds grabbed the golden ring as summer kicked off with a bang when one player became the 27th Red to perform a rare batting feat…a feat that is so rare that only 23 players in the long history of the franchise have achieved it. A feat that Ted Kluszewski accomplished, Frank Robinson as well… why, Gus Bell did it twice!
Heck George Foster did it….and even Pete did it.
But ya know what?
Joe Morgan never did it. Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Perez and Adam Dunn never did it. Lee May, Wally Post: nope.
But Chris Heisey has.
Continue reading Another Moment in Time
On CNN.com, Bob Greene writes about when the Reds were the Redlegs and some of our editors here at Redleg Nation are quoted.
Some nice publicity for Redleg Nation.
October 24, 1879: The Cincinnati Reds, an organization in disarray, are disbanded by Reds president, J. W. Neff, in a move that destroys a team of promising young players at one of the more critical points in early baseball history.
The 1876 and 1877 Reds were abysmal teams, finishing the seasons with records of [...]