As you probably know, Triumph Books has released The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber. [Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in all the finest bookstores.] The book covers the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. But even […]

You already know about Triumph Books The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber. [Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and soon to be in all the finest bookstores.] The book covers the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. […]

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the integration of the Cincinnati Reds roster. Fittingly, the color line was broken in Milwaukee, where the 2018 Reds will be playing tonight. It’s a story told in our new book – The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds. There’s an entire chapter […]

As you probably know, Triumph Books has released The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber. [Available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and soon to be in all the finest bookstores.] The book covers the 50 men and moments that made the […]

Reds catchers are having a momentous month of August. Devin Mesoraco’s wife gave birth to the couple’s child (Luke) on August 7. Stuart Turner spent last weekend on the paternity list, as he and his wife welcomed their first son. And Tucker Barnhart’s wife is due with their first son later this week.  What was once an […]

One hundred years from this day Will the people still feel this way Still say the things that they’re sayin’ right now? Gram Parsons and The Byrds asked that question in 1968, but we can answer it — at least as of May 2, 2017 — for it was exactly one hundred years ago that […]

By any measure, the Reds bullpen has been one of the more pleasant surprises of the early 2017 season. General Manager Dick Williams has restocked the pen with a deep assortment of talented, hard-throwing, and (generally) young arms. Bryan Price has used these weapons creatively, calling on his best pitchers in the highest leverage situations […]

You may remember a few months back, when Chad Dotson and I announced our upcoming book, The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds. It’s a book that we’re really proud of, and incredibly impatient for you to read and hopefully enjoy. Our partner in this effort is Triumph Books, one of the best […]

A few weeks ago, the Reds inducted Pete Rose into the Reds Hall of Fame and retired his #14 jersey. It was, at last, an MLB-sanctioned chance for Cincinnati to celebrate and honor their troubled favorite son. It also provided an opportunity for a beleaguered manager and a sentimental newspaperman to look at baseball through. . […]

If they stick around long enough, baseball general managers tend to get reputations. Jim “Ralph” Bowden would chase a five tool prospect for years. Wayne Krivsky never met a two-year contract extension he didn’t like. Billy Beane’s approach was detailed in Moneyball, while Brian Sabean is perceived to put more emphasis on scouting and intangibles.  The reality is never this simple, […]

I’m taking a quick break from Independence Day revelry to post this game recap. This is my first recap of the year. I’m mostly too busy to write these days, but I’m also less interested in the Reds than I have been in 20+ years — since the days of Bip Roberts. I don’t think […]

At this point, you’ve read Bryan Price’s incredibly profane rant against . . . basic tenets of journalism, I guess. C. Trent Rosecrans, the target of Price’s abuse, sums up the damage: The final tally was 77 uses of the “F” word or a variant and 11 uses of a vulgar term for feces (two bovine, […]