Twelve years ago, with almost no one paying attention, a baseball blog was born. I named that blog “Redleg Nation,” and if you had told me twelve years ago that we’d still be around, talking about the Reds every single day, I never would have believed you. Yet here we are…and we’re still having fun. […]

I ran across this image the other day. Reminded me of the old days. How many of you remember the site when we used this design? (Click on the picture below for a larger version.) I simply cannot believe that we’ve been writing about the Reds here at Redleg Nation since 2005. Those were fun […]

I spent the Independence Day weekend in our nation’s capital (Washington, D.C., for those of you who flunked Civics), and it was a good time, as always. I lived in that town for three years during the 90s, and it holds a special place in my heart. Since I was with my family on this […]

On Friday, October 30, 2015, ESPN decided to permanently suspend publishing at Grantland, a sports and pop-culture site run by the company. Grantland, the brainchild of personality and writer Bill Simmons, had been publishing since summer of 2011. For many of us who followed the site, it had become more than that. Grantland was less […]

I’m ready to let you in on a little secret we’ve been keeping. Over the last few weeks, we have been busy redesigning Redleg Nation from the ground up. I’m very excited to announce that the new site will go live later this week. This year will be the tenth season we have been covering […]

Imagine you grew up in poverty, scraping and scratching in the playground dirt to make something of yourself. Imagine further that you’re a prisoner of the local authorities, encumbered by anger and the callowness of your youth; blessed with unnatural talent, yet unable to get out of your own way. Let your imagination fly and […]

Now seems like a good time to remind everyone to go look at Redleg Nation‘s commenting guidelines. Over the years, we’ve put a lot of time and energy into making the Nation a different type of destination on the interwebs. We require our editors to use their real names (no pseudonyms, though I really wanted […]

We’re excited to announce a new project – The Nation Reports – where our commenters write original content for the site concerning the upcoming Reds caravan tours. The Reds have planned three routes with a total of 15 public stops over 2,800 miles, taking place Jan. 24-27. • The Northern Tour, with stops in Athens, Parkersburg, […]

Our friend Joe Posnanski has some thoughts about baseball blogs, spurred by the passing of one of the best in the baseball blogging community, Mac Thomason of Braves Journal. Posnanski hits the nail on the head here: You know what I think is an adventure now? Baseball blogs. Every team’s fans have them, of course, […]

It’s hard to believe, but seven years ago today, we started this dumb little blog. Seven years. Insane. Thanks to all you guys and gals. There is no chance we’d still be around if it weren’t for all of you out there in the Nation. I can’t say how much longer we’ll keep doing this, […]

Our friends at Blog Red Machine have hosted a blogger roundtable about a number of issues related to the Reds and MLB, in general, over the All-Star break. Good stuff. Here’s part one, part two, and part three. Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been […]

Just wanted to update everyone on our recent call for contributors… I was overwhelmed by the response to that earlier post, and not just with the large number of emails I received. The quality of the submissions was very high. Frankly, I underestimated the response we would receive. Given the fact that I have been […]