It’s been a rough season for the Reds in terms of wins and losses, but that’s not how a rebuilding team is measured. If you’ve watched this team day in and day out, you’ve seen encouraging progress. Fans are always looking for something new, something they can find to hold onto the hope that one […]

It’s no secret that 2017 has been a breakout year for 26-year-old Eugenio Suarez. With only a few weeks left in the season, Suarez is batting .273/.380/.488, with 24 home runs, 75 RBI, 76 walks, 82 runs scored, and an OPS of .868. All of the above categories are career highs, with the exception of […]

If you’ve spent much time here at Redleg Nation over the years, you likely encountered “Chuck Schick.” For years, Chuck has been one of the most prolific and thoughtful commenters here at the Nation. He was always respectful of others’ opinions, and willing to engage in a conversation about his favorite club, the Cincinnati Reds. […]

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 shortly after the 4:00pm draft deadline passed the other day. No matter what is expected of the Reds’ […]

“If I have ventured wrongly, very well, life corrects me with a penalty. But if I haven’t ventured at all, who can help me then?”    —Kierkegaard The philosopher in all of us is crying out for Walt Jocketty to do something—anything—to deliver us from the evil of another Cardinal coronation come October. Pay any price. […]

[sung to the tune of Warren Zevon’s “Desperados Under the Eaves”] I was sitting in the GABP Machine Room Grill I was staring in my empty coffee cup I was thinking that Marty wasn’t lyin’ All the salty margaritas on the downtown Banks I’m gonna drink ’em up And if GABP slides into the Ohio […]

Baseball lost one of the great ones yesterday. And one of the good guys, too. These days in sports, that seems almost as important to me. Plate discipline may have been made famous by Ted Williams, but Tony Gwynn perfected it. It’s why Reds fans in particular should appreciate the legacy of Mr. Padre, even […]

“It doesn’t seem like they [the Reds] are going in the tank, like the Houston Astros, but it doesn’t feel like they’re going ALLLLLLLLL INNNNN, does it?”        —Mo Egger All in. They are the two magic words that sometimes sound as if they should be shouted while waving one of J.K Rowling’s magic wands—pointed with […]

You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out Once you looked “all in” Now everything’s in doubt. They’re doing the Hokey Pokey down by the river at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way. Again. Another offseason. Another episode of “Will He or Won’t He.” Yes, sports fans, we’re talking about Aroldis Chapman, a […]

Even now, it remains curious and a bit confounding how this man has been received. So much excellence, so many hits, and yet so many conflicted feelings from the local fans. He would strike out. He would make an error. He’d hear about it in the stands. He’d hear it from the media the next […]

Any venture capitalists out there? Somebody with some spare cash burning a hole in his pocket? Hey. Charlie Sheen’s a huge baseball guy and a serious Cincinnati Reds fan. He’s got wads of cash to invest in a project that would surely be a big hit with the young up-and-coming sabermetric minds currently upsetting the apple cart in traditional […]

Didi and Gogo, those lost souls awaiting the mysterious, never-to-arrive Godot in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy have nothing on Reds’ fans, abandoned for yet another Fall, left out in the playoff cold, waiting for our Godot—Post-season Relevance—to finally bless us with his presence. Now, as the wait goes on for the next manager to be […]