ESPN has their Reds season preview up. It’s written by Jerry Crasnick, and it’s actually a pretty good in-depth preview. Below the fold, check out the photo of Edinson Volquez, Joey Votto, and Johnny Cueto that was featured on the front page of ESPN’s MLB section.
I gotta tell you, though…you guys were ripped off by ESPN. Check out this passage:
But the Reds win out because of their surplus of arms. Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto, Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo and Micah Owings make for one of baseball’s best 1-through-5 starting contingents. As astute Reds fans and Scrabble devotees have pointed out, you can take the first letters of their last names and spell “HAVOC.”
Being called astute fans is a compliment, I suppose, but it would have been nice to see The Nation — by which, I mean YOU, the community here — credited for the HAVOC quip. After all, that originated with one of the fine commenters here at RN; remember this?
Well, we didn’t get a link from ESPN out of that, but either way, I urge you to go read the piece. It’s not bad.
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.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.