It was a simple field. The path to it ran past my grandmother’s house, through a set of bushes and into a circular clearing behind. First base was a tree stump. Second was a raised patch of earth that kicked up dust whenever someone ran over it with a lawnmower. We used an old glove, […]

This time of year is always tough. Football season is ramping up, the weather has hinted that it might start to cool off a bit here soon, and the kids have gone back to school. Even those of you who are not either a student or a parent have, at the very least, spent a […]

Across the sporting world, frontrunners, bandwagoners and championship chasing fans are abhorred. Real fandom does not and will not exist without a strong, well-developed bond between fan and team. To cheer just for the sake of a victory shows the worst side of the human character. That being said, with one of the most abysmal Reds’ seasons staring […]

Tonight’s game could be the last of the 2015 season as the Kansas City Royals look to close out the Mets in New York. 8:07 p.m. – Kansas City Royals (Volquez) at New York Mets (Harvey) Kansas City leads the series 3-1. Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big […]

All those grand narratives about how to win based on the first two games of the World Series? Never mind. The Mets look to even the series tonight. Game Four 8:07 p.m. – Kansas City Royals (Young) at New York Mets (Matz) Kansas City leads series 2-1. Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a […]

Seems likely that Game Two will be at least as hairy as last night’s 14-inning thriller. 8:07 p.m. – New York Mets (deGrom) at Kansas City Royals (Cueto) Royals lead the series 1-0. For those keeping track of the tie-breaker, former Reds pitchers accounted for 5 strikeouts last night. Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati […]

Game one is finally here! 8 p.m. – New York Mets (Harvey) at Kansas City Royals (Volquez) Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a […]

Self explanatory. Game One is tomorrow night. Who wins the series, how many games? Short paragraph explaining prediction. Tie-breaker is number of strikeouts for former Reds pitchers (don’t forget Ryan Madson). Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in […]

ALCS game #6 tonight as the series moves back to Kansas City. 8 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays (Price) vs. the Kansas City Royals (Ventura) Royals lead series 3-2. Winner of the series plays the New York Mets in the World Series. Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big […]

Two games today. The Blue Jays get a crack at evening their series with the Royals. The Cubs try to slow down the Mets-mentum in the Friendly Confines. 4 p.m. – Kansas City Royals (Young) at the Toronto Blue Jays (Dickey) The Royals lead the series 2-1. 8 p.m. – New York Mets (deGrom) at […]

What if I told you, back in 2010, that Edison Volquez would be starting the first game of an LCS five years later? And that he would go 6.0 shutout innings, striking out four but, true to form, walking four as well? Would you believe me? I wouldn’t have believed me, but there he was […]

The ALCS moves to Toronto where the Blue Jays hope to use their home field advantage to get back in the series. Johnny Cueto pitches for Kansas City. Kansas City Royals (Cueto) at Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman) – 8 p.m. ET Royals lead the series 2-0. Comments here.   Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as […]