With Opening Day just eight days away (!) and as folks settle in to the new site design, we wanted to preview some of our new, original content for the upcoming season. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be running morning columns six days of the week, Monday through Saturday. They’ll cover the Reds from a variety of angles and run weekly. Here’s a brief introduction:
Central Intelligence by Nick Kirby – A column on the NL Central Division. The first of his two-part preview runs tomorrow morning. (Mondays)
A Minors Obsession by Doug Gray – An analysis of the Reds minor league system and players. (Tuesdays)
Thinking Inside the Box by Jason Linden – A column analyzing the Reds’ performance in the batters box. (Wednesdays)
This Week on the Farm by Tom Diesman – A weekly discussion of the progress and personnel of the Reds minor league affiliates. (Thursdays)
Sixty Feet from Home by Mike Maffie – A column analyzing the Reds’ starting and relief pitching. (Fridays)
The Photo Vault by Chris Garber – A gallery of fabulous photos from the past, of both the Reds and baseball in general. (Saturdays)
As you can see, we’ve added a few new authors to our regular writing staff and we’re excited about their contribution to the site. We’ll also continue our usual Game Threads (Chris Wilson and Greg Dafler) and Titanic Struggle Recaps (Richard Fitch, Jason Linden and yours truly) for every game, as well as feature columns by all of our writers. But we’re particularly excited about our new morning columns and hope you’ll make it a daily habit to stop by to read and offer your thoughts.
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Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.