This week’s respondents are Nick Doran, Nick Carrington, the inimitable Mary Beth Ellis, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which particular Reds team was your favorite? Nick D: I was too young to remember the Big Red Machine days, so I will take the 1999 Reds team that won 96 games and missed the […]

All offseason, we’re all going to be talking about the same thing. How can the Reds get from where they are to where they want to be. I mean, we feel okay about he offense, but they have a primary infielder who was below replacement level and an outfielder who continually falls well short of […]

This was a fun one. I was joined this week by Joe Oliver. You will all remember Oliver as a longtime catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, and the hero of Game 2 of the 1990 World Series, when he collected a legendary walk-off hit to give the Reds a 2-0 advantage over the Oakland Athletics. […]

I have only myself to blame, for this all began when I asked my sister to make me an aunt and specified the form of a nephew. She complied twelve years ago with my godson James, who grew in favor before God and man and then begged to attend Redsfest. For those of you unfamiliar […]

Because yesterday was miserable, and this season has been difficult (at best), I present you the 1990 World Series video. I had a VHS copy of this video as a teenager, and I bet I watched it 300 times. It’s still awesome. And if that’s not enough for you, I present: B. Lark & The […]

At this time in 1990 the Reds’ Jack Armstrong was on top of the world. He had just been named the starting pitcher for the National League in the All Star game, which is pretty much the ultimate honor for a pitcher. The team was in first place on its way to a wire-to-wire World […]

About five times a year, one of my fellow Reds-fan friends will bring up the hard-to-believe 1986 and 1987 Eric Davis seasons. The quote is always the same: “27 and eighty and then 37 and fifty!” When E.D. was 24 years old, he played his first “full” season as a Cincinnati Red. In 132 games, […]

Maybe the Reds can turn back the clock tonight and play like the 1990 Reds.¬† Every time these two teams hook up, I can’t help think about the 1990 squad, even if I was just a young lad back then. Hopefully Mat Latos will pitch like Jose Rijo and Jack Hannahan¬†will play like Chris Sabo […]

The Cincinnati Reds have had a lot of great baseball players in their long and storied history. We all know the names here at the Nation. We all know what they did. We had the greatest catcher in the history of baseball with Johnny Bench. We had one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 8 W: M. Leake (6-8) L: J.Garcia (3-5) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Mike Leake had a very nice bounce back start after getting knocked around last time out. Good to see. He certainly danced around trouble all afternoon, but the numbers were good at the end. […]

In the Enquirer, John Erardi and Joel Luckhaupt note some similarities between this year’s Redlegs and the 1990 “Wire to Wire” Reds. Me likey. Chad DotsonBlame 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 […]

The red-hot Cincinnati Reds have won ten games in a row…all without Joey Votto. Insane, right? Well, when was the last time the Reds won eleven straight games? 1957. Yep, a win today would put the Reds into territory that hasn’t been charted by a Reds team for fifty-five years. The Big Red Machine never […]