Recently, I did an extended interview with John Kiesewetter of WVXU about “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds,” the book that I wrote with Chris Garber. We talked about the book, of course, but also dove into Reds history. It was a lot of fun. Here’s John’s story about […]

He will never go down as a great Reds pitcher and he was never on a World Series championship team, but Tony Cloninger will always be remembered as a power pitcher, a power hitter, and as a guy who always wanted to take the ball and pitch. Cloninger pitched for the Reds briefly -— from […]

Seeing Corky Miller in a Louisville uniform at Slugger Field isn’t unusual. After all, the former Reds catcher is the de facto “Mayor of Louisville,” as Sean Casey is in Cincinnati. But on Saturday night a couple of weeks ago, it was a special evening for Louisville baseball fans. Two numbers were retired in a […]

The MLB trade deadline was twenty-four hours off and rumors were thick like Fiona’s skin; this required responsible and serious sports columnists to carefully and constantly monitor unfolding player movements, analyzing cross-league action and quickly researching new personnel. Therefore, I wandered around a giant cave all day. Although practically raised in National Parks, I have […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. “Is it time yet?” asked former Cincinnati Reds Manager Dave Bristol. Bristol is anxiously awaiting the official Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame inductions for the Class […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. Back in 2013, I had a chance to sit down with Fred Norman for a wide-ranging interview for Redleg Nation Radio. It was a lot of […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. If you haven’t picked up a copy of this month’s Cincinnati Magazine, go check it out. They have an excerpt from “The Big 50: The Men […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. When it comes to Dave Bristol making the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Pete Rose doesn’t mince words. After all, this is Pete Rose, who played […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. As you are no doubt aware, Adam Dunn will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame this weekend. If you have spent any time […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. On June 11, 1973, the defending National League Champion Cincinnati Reds were routed by the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 11-5. Their record had […]

The 1982 baseball season was one of the worst ever for the Cincinnati Reds. They lost 102 games just six years after winning consecutive World Championships. And thanks to the incredible resurgence of the current Reds, a hundred losses isn’t gonna happen in 2018. Far from it. They’re going in the right direction. But you […]

Seth Shaner is an occasional contributor to Redleg Nation. His last piece was about Raisel Iglesias, starting pitcher. You can find him on Twitter here. Sparked by the recent effort by the Washington Nationals to turn their season around, one question entered my mind. Do players only meetings work? I’ll give you the short answer. […]