10/07/2010

Fun Stuff

We need some fun stuff today, don’t we? Well, a quick FYI: we’ve updated all of our “fun stuff” pages. Links are below, but you can always access these pages using the bar up there at the top.

–Loyal Citizen jdarts has contributed some new wallpapers to celebrate the division championship. I don’t think he’s made a Roy Halladay wallpaper yet, but stay tuned.

–A couple of new insane jerseys, including one from the night Jay Bruce hit his division-clinching homer.

–Two new contributions to the RN Around The World page. One is a minor celebrity sighting; the other is a picture of my brother.

I love the pic of my brother. He lives in China, and went to an exhibition game that MLB played over there. They don’t get much baseball, so he couldn’t pass it up, but on a daily basis, he survives by reading RN. (Surprisingly, it’s one of the few sites that isn’t blocked.) Anyway, at the game, he was walking through the parking lot and ran into a random Reds fan. He said he ran over and asked the guy to have a picture taken. Who knows what this guy was thinking when a 6’4″ American came running at him.

This is the same brother who ran with the bulls in Pamplona a couple of months ago.

–Loyal Citizen Ben Rutler sent in some new banners for the header above. See if you can pick out the new ones. Thanks, Ben.

Feel free to email me if you have any pictures to submit for any of these projects.

–Finally, I had to link to this series of caricature sketches of Reds players that the Enquirer posted. Those are great but then, I’m easily amused.

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.

Join the conversation! 22 Comments

  1. Chad, Where does your brother live in China ? I travel to Shanghai a couple of times a year.

  2. PS Yes I never have travel accessing RLN from China. Maybe it’s because we’re Reds fans.

    OK, bad joke, just trying to have some fun.

  3. @pinson343: He lives in Shenzhen. Has been there for several years now.

    And he’s made the same “Reds” joke too. 🙂

  4. @Chad Dotson: Shenzen, I know people there and plan to visit. Will keep you posted.

  5. I already posted this on the recap thread but assume that a part of having fun is hopeful thinking, so I’ll post it here too.

    I agree with those who have said we can look at the 1990 NLCS for inspiration. I felt worse after game 1 of that series. We blew a 3 run lead with our ace (Rijo) on the mound and their go ahead run scored in the 7th when Eric Davis dropped a deep but routine fly ball.

    In game 2 we had to face the Pirates ace, Doug Drabeck, who was 22-6 that year and the Cy Young award winner. Paul O’Neill’s great throw has been mentioned, it was the turning point of that game.

  6. Interestingly, RLN is one of the few sites that IS blocked on my school’s server. They file it under “gambling” and block it. I’ve asked it to be reassigned, but to no avail . . .

    • Interestingly, RLN is one of the few sites that IS blocked on my school’s server. They file it under “gambling” and block it. I’ve asked it to be reassigned, but to no avail . . .

      That’s not good. I get at least one or two emails a month from gambling sites and/or shady ticket brokers, wanting to advertise on RN. I hit the delete button and move on. Not interested.

      If nothing else, the editors have tried to make this place as professionally-run as a fan blog can be. It bothers me that it would be blocked as a “gambling” site.

      On the other hand, if they blocked it because my stupid posts and poor writing were making their students dumber for having read them, I’d have to concede that they have a point.

  7. Wow…I still remember that knuckle ball. He was tough.

  8. @bearcats2004: I smell a freedom of speech law suit. Go get ’em. That really stinks they block it.

  9. @bearcats2004: Gambling ??!! That’s just plain wrong, don’t let them get away with it.

  10. @bearcats2004: Chad’s a judge, he’ll fix it for you.

  11. @pinson343: Definitely keep me posted.

  12. On a different note…I think I am the only guy that keeps this minimized throughout the day and refreshes it on occasion. I either need a life or the Reds need to justify my insanity with a win tomorrow night!

    • On a different note…I think I am the only guy that keeps this minimized throughout the day and refreshes it on occasion. I either need a life or the Reds need to justify my insanity with a win tomorrow night!

      I’m with you on refreshing the Nation throughout the day, Bill. 😯

      Justifying the insanity… that’s good stuff, there.

  13. Ordered my tickets for the NLCS thru StubHub today. My son will be crushed that he’ll miss school so we can drive down and attend.
    This thought has been in the back of my mind for a while—do you think Jose Arredondo’s status will in any way influence management’s decision on Arroyo? Arredondo would make 6 starters for 5 spots w/o Bronson.

  14. Actually 7 for 5.
    Chapman
    Leake
    Bailey
    Wood
    Cueto
    Volquez
    Arredondo

    • Actually 7 for 5.ChapmanLeakeBaileyWoodCuetoVolquezArredondo

      I thought Arredondo was more of a late inning bullpen kind of guy

  15. Hmmm….Dusty said Wood WILL be considered for a game 4 start. The kid’s doing all right for himself.

  16. I have a hunch that the man wearing the ‘Reds’ cap from Asia might not be a Reds fan but a fan of the Hiroshima Carp. The Carp use the same logo as the Reds, but I guess you can never know for sure.

  17. The Dusty caricature was missing a toothpick. Just thought I’d point that out.

  18. @Chad Dotson:

    It bothers me that it would be blocked as a “gambling” site.

    One too many Pete Rose mentions.

  19. @nick in va: Ouch. Good call, Nick.

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About Chad Dotson

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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