You already know that Chris Garber and I wrote a book about our favorite baseball team; it’s called “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds.” We’ve been very gratified by the response, and it seems to be selling well despite the fact that the current version of the Redlegs is a hot mess.
(But if you want to go and buy a copy right now — or another copy! — it would make me really happy, and isn’t that why we’re all here?)
We’ve been doing a number of media appearances, and I’m posting a couple of them here because (a) you can hear the hosts rave about the book, and (b) we spend some time in each of them actually talking about and analyzing the current version of the Reds.
Also, I’m going to be on the “Extra Innings” show with Mo Egger — the Reds’ post-game radio show — tonight, after the game, around 10:30pm. Please listen in; it’s going to be fun. We’ll talk about the book a little, but it’ll mostly be focused on discussion about the 2018 Reds. Although the 2018 Reds are way less interesting than every single chapter of “The Big 50.”
Anyway, I was on WLW with Lance McAlister a couple of days ago and it was a really fun discussion. Listen to it here.
Richard Skinner of WKRC Cincinnati — Channel 12 — has a great podcast, and he invited me on to talk about the book and Joey Votto and Nick Senzel and Bryan Price and lots of other stuff. Give it a listen here.
By the way, a personal note: when I started this dumb little website in my parents’ garage back in 2005 — and Chris was on board as a RN editor/writer from day one — I never imagined we’d get to a point where there was an actual book and we’d be talking about the ol’ Redlegs in various media outlets. The Nation is taking over the world, you guys.
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.