I really enjoyed this piece by John Fay about Junior. It is something that needed to be written.
Junior gets a bad rap in Cincinnati. I can only imagine how badly he would be attacked if he had averaged 40+ homers and 100+ RBI over the last 4 seasons. Players who do that can do no right in Cincinnati, evidently.
This city is insane sometimes.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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