The Next Window

Like a pot of water under a slow flame, you don’t notice the window closing until the moment reaches full boil. Yet, along the way, there are clues, small bubbles forming below, wisps of steam that announce a f... Read More...

Not Great, Bob

According to the Chinese zodiac, this was the Year of the Dog. If you spent much time at Great American Ball Park, you know it was just a dog of a year. Every contest seemed a bark in the park, with too many ga... Read More...

Ten Questions for Jim Riggleman

All my feels tell me it’s likely a fait accompli, that the interim Band-aid is about to be ripped off and Jim Riggleman becomes the next manager of the Cincinnati Reds. No sooner does the sun peek out ov... Read More...

Keep Calm and Wait for Cody Reed

I’m just coming out and saying it:  I have a man-crush on Cody Reed. I’m not sure how it came to pass. Perhaps it’s the goggles triggering me back to those heady hot-corner Sabo days. Ma... Read More...

Bob Castellini’s Big Moment

“You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.”  ― Tom Robbins I walk into the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille days after the Reds have signed the soon-to-be ... Read More...

You Know Who I Work For, Right?

That would be Bob Castellini. Owner. The man in charge. The Boss. The top dog. The big cheese. The head honcho. If that fact’s been forgotten of late, it was driven home once more by Walt Jocketty sho... Read More...