Baseball Is Life: God at Second Base
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Baseball Is Life: God at Second Base

Our budget-conscious mother sewed, cobbled together, or recycled our Halloween costumes, which by 2017 standards isn’t just Earth-friendly, it was life-saving. Instead of shipping us out the door sheathed in flammable plastic to walk amongst a dark neighborhood rife with candles, she sent us into the night well-equipped to flee the potential razor blades buried … Continue reading

Johnny Cueto’s Occasionally Excellent, Occasionally Strange Kansas City Adventure
Former Reds

Johnny Cueto’s Occasionally Excellent, Occasionally Strange Kansas City Adventure

As Johnny Cueto ambled off the Rogers Centre mound on Oct. 19 to a cacophony of jeers from nearly 50,000 boisterous blue-clad Blue Jays backers, the former-Reds-ace-turned-Royals gun-for-hire flashed his trademark pearly-white grin. Strangely enough, only during his ignominious exit did Cueto resemble himself. Five days after Cueto retired the last 19 Houston Astros he faced … Continue reading

Q&A with former Reds reliever Bill Bray: Part I
Former Reds

Q&A with former Reds reliever Bill Bray: Part I

Of the 197.1 innings Bill Bray pitched in the major leagues over six different seasons from 2006-12, 174.1 of them came in a Reds uniform. The left-handed Bray primarily operated with a fastball-slider combination, which produced a career FIP of 3.85 and 188 strikeouts. Bray was particularly effective against left-handed batters, limiting lefties to a slash of … Continue reading