2017 Reds / RN Radio

Podcast — RNR #170: Devin Mesoraco, retiring Brandon Phillips’ number, and author Tom Van Riper

To begin today’s podcast, I talked about the glorious return of Devin Mesoraco, then went on a little rant about Brandon Phillips and his comments upon returning to Cincinnati for the first time. In addition, I was joined by Tom Van Riper, author of Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue, a new book that looks at the Reds-Dodgers rivalry of the 1970s and 80s.

Tom will be signing his book at the Barnes and Noble in Newport, KY on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at noon; he’ll also be at the Waterstone B&N at 3pm that day. Go meet Tom and tell him Redleg Nation sent you.

Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and a friend of Redleg Nation.

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4 thoughts on “Podcast — RNR #170: Devin Mesoraco, retiring Brandon Phillips’ number, and author Tom Van Riper

  1. Well done Mr. Dodson. I may have to make a trip to the Newport B&N to grab a signed copy of Cincinnati Red & Dodger Blue.

  2. Chad, thanks for this podcast. I just ordered a copy of Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue from Amazon. It did not get any better than going to Riverfront on a hot summer night and watching the Reds play the Dodgers. The animosity I feel for the Cardinals now pales in comparison to my feelings about the Dodgers in the 1970s. I could not stand Lasorda, Cey, and Garvey.

  3. Well, it looks like the Reds’ decision to send Garrett down has had the very effect that I posted that I feared would happen. He was throwing smoke before he was sent down. Now he has had three straight terrible outings. It was a bad, boneheaded decision by the front office. I understand their rationale but it was still a bad decision. You don’t mess with a young pitcher’s confidence when he is throwing lights out by sending him back to AAA. What good is it to have another year of player control if you destroy a pitcher’s confidence by doing so? This organization makes stupid decisions. Until they start acting first class there will be no return to glory.

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