The young, exciting, rebuilt Cincinnati Reds have announced that 34-year-old journeyman Scott Feldman will be their Opening Day starting pitcher. Well, the Reds did say when they signed him that Feldman was flexible in his role for the club. Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After […]

Opening Day is the start of the new season. It’s about new beginnings, getting fresh and forgetting last year for better or worse. We’re all new when the first pitch is thrown. Anything can happen and we’re all forgiven for our past sins until, or even if, the losses start to pile up. But I […]

Truth be told, we knew this day would arrive. Heck, we demanded it. There were disagreements about the timing having to do with television contracts, attendance and selling high. But we had this. More than six months ago, long before last season’s slog came to its merciful end. Change was needed for the Cincinnati Reds. Big […]

Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothing new to readers of this web site or to Reds fans in general. 29 […]

Dad said not to bring my glove. “We’re all the way up in the red seats,” he said. “No one’s gonna hit it up there.” Then, as if to emphasize the point, “No way. Not. At. All.” But I brought it anyway. It was an early April morning in 1988. The late ’80s were good […]

It was a hot August night in 2005 BC (Before Castellini). Griffey Jr. was healthy again, or as close to healthy as he ever would get wearing Red. I was taking my 9 year-old son, Zachary, to watch his beloved Redlegs on a perfect evening for baseball. The San Francisco Giants were in town and […]

Redleg Nation‘s ninth season begins with more preseason optimism about the Reds than at any time I can remember. We’re all expecting a great season, right? Well, let’s get on with it! The Queen City’s annual holiday will see Johnny Cueto facing the Angels’ Jered Weaver. That’s right, the Reds are playing the Angels; it’s […]

I love this: [mlbvideo id=”20456975″ width=”400″ height=”224″ /] Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, […]

A long-time friend of the Nation is looking for some Reds fans in DC: There is a Reds Opening Day party for fans in DC tomorrow at Lou’s bar in Columbia Heights. If we get a big crowd there will be drink specials. Sounds like a plan. I’m actually in DC this week, but I […]