It’s been one week since the Reds choked away a special season. I still haven’t recovered emotionally. The pain hasn’t lessened one iota. This is the first thing I’ve written here at Redleg Nation since the season ended. I wanna forget, you know? (Insert sad face here.) Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad […]

We had great plans once upon a time, didn’t we? Grand hopes for the future. Remember that interview after the clinching game in 2010 when you said you loved Cincinnati?  We loved you, too, that night. You were our compassionate player manager, our feel good field general.  And we’ll always have that glorious weekend in […]

Ed: Please welcome Chase Howell to the Redleg Nation family. Chase will be posting occasionally here over the next few months (and maybe more), and we’re glad to have him. It’s taken some time for me to work up the nerve to write this. The past few days I think I’ve gone through all the […]

Baseball, for the people who read this site, is not a casual affair. It isn’t a dalliance. It’s love. And every team, or at least every core group of players, is a new relationship. For a long time, we had the kinds of relationships that are doomed from the start. Sure, there were nice moments, […]

The Reds are going to win today. I believe. Mat Latos is pitching today. He’s a stud, right? He’ll be great today, right? Right? The Reds are going to win today. I believe. The Reds won 97 games this year, the second-best record in the major leagues. They’re good, right? Right? The Reds are going […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. National League Division Series, Game Four FINAL San Francisco 8 Cincinnati 3 W: T. Lincecum (1-0) L: M. Leake (0-1) BOX SCORE Series tied 2-2 POSITIVES –None. That was terrible. Just terrible. NEGATIVES –I try not to be too hard on Dusty, but he was unbelievably incompetent tonight. Why he […]

Well, so much for the sweep. As I write this (it’s 6:20 am), we still don’t know who will be starting for the Reds tonight. All we know for sure is it probably won’t be Johnny Cueto. Of course, the last time the Reds had to improvise, it turned out okay. Let’s see if the […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. National League Division Series, Game Three FINAL — 10 innings San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 1 W: S. Romo (1-0) L: J. Broxton (0-1) BOX SCORE Reds lead series, 2-1 POSITIVES –Homer Bailey was nothing short of brilliant tonight: 7 innings, one run allowed on one hit. He struck out ten […]

The mighty Redlegs return to action tonight with a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 National League Division Series. Cincinnati can clinch a spot in the NLCS with a victory tonight. Mr. No-No, Homer Bailey, will take the mound for the Reds. As Greg noted earlier today: Over his last 7 starts, Homer Bailey has […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. National League Division Series, Game Two FINAL Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 0 W: B. Arroyo (1-0) L: M. Bumgarner (0-1) BOX SCORE Reds lead series, 2-0 POSITIVES –Bronson Arroyo was simply spectacular: seven shutout innings, allowing only two baserunners (one hit, one walk). Masterful. He was changing speeds and changing […]

After a thrilling victory in Game 1 (recap), Cincinnati and San Francisco will lock horns again tonight in Game 2. Bronson Arroyo will face the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner We all know about Arroyo; after a brutal 2011 that saw him break the Reds franchise record for HR allowed, Arroyo bounced back with a nice 2012. […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. National League Division Series, Game One FINAL Cincinnati 5 San Francisco 2 W: S. LeCure (1-0) L: M. Cain (0-1) BOX SCORE Reds lead series, 1-0 POSITIVES –With one out in the first inning, Johnny Cueto was forced to leave the game with back spasms. I’m not sure you can […]