Baseball is almost here, you guys.

Okay, not really. But Reds pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on February 13. First workout will be the next day, and all other players will begin working out on February 17.

Mark Sheldon has more information on the Reds’ Cactus League schedule here. It should be noted that spring training will be slightly longer this year in order to accommodate the World Baseball Classic. Which is great if, you know, you’re into that sort of thing.

I’m not into that sort of thing, but I do enjoy this picture of Adam Dunn playing in that particular event:

adam dunn world baseball classic

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 chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. I owe you an apology Chad. I wasn’t even going to read this article because February 13th is still nearly three months away, and opening day is a long way after that. But I’m starved for Reds information so why not? And then you made my Monday morning a little nicer with that pic of the Big Donkey. Suddenly November 21st isn’t quite as chilly, and February 13 isn’t quite as far away. I shouldn’t have doubted you!

  2. Somewhere I once read: “Time Begins on Opening Day” but for the real fans its the day Pitchers and Catchers Report.

  3. Usually the Bengals are able to keep my interest through December, but this season they have done all fans a huge favor by bowing out of contention early and have now spared us all the eventual collapse in the wild card round of the playoffs. It was the humane thing to do, and I applaud it. Here’s to a hopefully interesting season of college hoops for the RedHawks and hopefully a productive hot stove season to keep us warm till Feb. 13th!

    • Except for hockey, do the Red Hawks still compete in intercollegiate athletics? Football excitement in Oxford and the Cradle of Coaches seems to be a thing of the past.

    • I’ve been in Colorado for about a decade now, so after last year’s annual Marvin Lewis playoff collapse, I converted to Broncodom. The Bengals’ performance, thus far, has not made me second-guess myself yet.

    • Incredibly, the Blue Jackets are starting to play like the team many of the NHL pundits thought they would be last year; and, they are on FoxSportsOhio. So far they are helping me make it through the week to college football and international football on the weekends.

      • I don’t really watch any sports beyond baseball and hockey. The Blue Jackets are making me a very happy fan so far this year. They are playing some good hockey. Seth Jones just activated off IR and could be in the lineup tonight. 2 huge wins this week against a very good Caps team. It’s very early in the season but this Jackets team may have something.

        • That 10-0 thumping of the Habs might have been a springboard for the team. The goodwill following something like that tends to stick around for a long time. And it was glorious to watch.

  4. Is that Will Farrell doing a Dunn impersonation? Great photo!

  5. Baseball really isn’t just around the corner. Once we get to January, then it’s just around the corner.

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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. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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