In short, we’re a group of the most passionate fans of the Cincinnati Reds that you’re likely to find. We may disagree sometimes, but we share one desire: for Cincinnati to win the World Series again.
–Chad Dotson, a former contributing editor and columnist for a national political magazine, is the founder and managing editor of Redleg Nation. Chad grew up on the outer edges of what was once called “Reds Country,” in southwest Virginia. A third-generation Reds fan, Chad launched RN in February 2005. He lives in Virginia with his wife, daughter, and son. (E-mail Chad) Follow Chad on Twitter.
–Bill Lack is a Cincinnati west-side native, a 40 plus year Reds fan who has run Cincinnati Reds Listserv List since 1994. His earliest baseball memories are of watching games at Crosley Field with his grandfather and his best baseball stories concern watching home movies in Pete Rose’s apartment during Pete’s rookie season and the time Jim Maloney “rigged” a contest to help his grandfather win a TV at a Reds game. He was lucky enough to grow up during the Big Red Machine era and attended 10-15 games a year.
Bill is a partial season ticket holder for the Dayton Dragons and really enjoys minor league baseball. (E-mail Bill)
–Chris Garber cried himself to sleep and tried to change his name after Gene Garber struck out Pete Rose to end Pete’s 44-game hitting streak. Granted, he was five, but he really loved Pete. He’s grown up in some ways; but not all. Chris lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and son. (E-mail Chris)
–Chris Wilson lives in the same small town as Chad. (In fact, they’re cousins.) When he is not spending time coaching high school basketball, Chris spends time following the Reds and his other collegiate and professional sports teams. Chris joined Redleg Nation approximately a year after the site’s launch. (E-mail Chris)
–Tom Diesman is a Cincinnati-area native. He grew up in Northern Kentucky and Clermont County and currently resides in Central Indiana. Tom makes his living doing UNIX System and Storage Administration. He fell in love with baseball and the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era, and Johnny Bench is his all time favorite Reds player. He is still an avid follower of the Reds, and longs for the organization to bring winning baseball back to Cincinnati. (E-mail Tom)
–Greg Dafler grew up rooting for the 1980′s Reds teams. His favorite Reds player from that era is Eric Davis. Greg was at the infamous Pete Rose-David Pallone game in 1988 that earned Rose a 30-game suspension. Originally from the Wayne County (Indiana) area, Greg now resides in Central Indiana with his wife and two boys. (E-mail Greg)
–Jason Linden‘s first memory is watching a Reds game with his grandfather. He was ten in 1990 and that year assured he’d be a fan forever. In addition to writing at Redleg Nation, he is also an editor and occasional contributor at The Hardball Times. Ever a glutton for punishment, he also writes fiction, runs a book blog with his wife, and a personal blog where he writes about teaching, parenting, and writing among other things. He teaches high school English and creative writing in Louisville where he lives with his wife and two young children. Follow Jason on Twitter. (Email Jason)
–Steve Mancuso was raised in Cincinnati and attended Princeton High School during the Big Red Machine era. He was fortunate to attend several of the playoff and World Series games in ’75 and ’76. He attended the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan (M.A., Economics). Steve is a Big Blue basketball fan and a loyal Wolverines football and hockey fan. After twenty years living away, he moved back to the Queen City area in 2004 and resumed a first-person love affair with the Reds. Steve has attended several weeks of spring training in Sarasota and Goodyear and now has season tickets for GAB.
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