A collection of miscellanea, both Reds-related and otherwise… Over at Cincinnati Magazine, you can find the first installment of my Cincinnati Reds Player Power Rankings. It’s just like the traditional MLB team power rankings that you see everywhere, except that I’m ranking every Red player, from 32 all the way to number one. You’ll be […]

Our friend Nick is off traveling the world with his lovely wife — and representing Redleg Nation at the Baseball Hall of Fame, as you can see below! His normal Central Intelligence column, written by Greg Dafler, will run later in the day. Until then, enjoy some nonsense from me… Representing @redlegnation at baseball HOF […]

• Mr. Intangible Reports coming out of Cleveland indicate that Marlon Byrd has tested positive for PED. If they prove accurate, it will be Byrd’s second violation. He was suspended for 50 games in 2012. Byrd is hitting .270/.326/.452 for Cleveland. He played in three of the four games against the Reds, going 5-14, scoring 4 runs […]

Okay, it’s an off-day, so you people have to endure some of the things that have been on my mind. And I gotta lotta things on my mind… –Hey, we did a new podcast! (Well, I did a new podcast; I’m flying solo on this one.) Go listen, and please subscribe via iTunes or whatever […]

No, it’s not an off-day. That’s when we usually post the latest edition of NSRT, but with the way the Reds are playing these last couple of games, we kinda wish it were an off-day, right? I have a lot of dumb things on my mind, so let’s do this… –The Reds’ bullpen is not […]

The 2016 season has begun, and with baseball’s return comes the return of the off-day Not-So-Random Thoughts open threads. It’s a place for me to post whatever dumb stuff has been on my mind — some of it Reds-related — and for you to talk about whatever you’d like in the comments, off-topic or otherwise. […]

Three topics for your Monday: ARod’s Records  Alex Rodriguez turns 40 next month. He’s past the part of the MLB aging curve where it’s a curve. At age 40, you’re looking back at the edge of the aging cliff you just ran off. In the cartoon, Wile E. Coyote didn’t start to fall until he […]

Joe Posnanski thinks Rangers manager Ron Washington may have ordered one of the most ill-advised intentional walks of all time yesterday. Jack Moore has an interesting long-read at The Hardball Times about MLB’s efforts to remove Marge Schott as owner of the Reds and what it shows (or doesn’t show) about Commissioner Bud Selig’s concern […]

It’s an off-day, so it seems like a good time for the first installment of not-so-random thoughts for 2014. I’ve had some things on my mind. Here are a few of them… –Traditionally, NSRT has been the one place that I can discuss my obsessions. Such as my adoration of director Wes Anderson. Indulge me, […]

It’s an off-day, so it’s time for some more not-so-random thoughts, the first installment of 2013. I’ve had some things on my mind. Here are a few of them… –On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine pub­lished a 25-year look ahead to 2013. It’s quaint, and humorous in a way. –If you missed […]

It’s an off-day, so it’s time for some more not-so-random thoughts. I’ve had some things on my mind. Here are a few of them… —Enter the Kingdom of Awesome. –This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a while. If you love The Wire (and who doesn’t?), you’ll love this. It’s The Wire RPG. —Pointer […]

It’s an off-day, so it’s time for some more not-so-random thoughts. I’ve had some things on my mind. Here are a few of them… —I don’t know what this is, but I love it. –I’m going to Baltimore this weekend to watch a soccer game. No, really, I am: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool. I can’t […]