Nothing is sweeter in the Spring than the sound of Marty Brennaman back in the booth describing the action on the baseball diamond. The Cincinnati Reds kicked off their Spring Training schedule yesterday with a 6-6 tie against the Cleveland Indians yesterday afternoon. –Dusty Baker said on the pre-game show that his planned rotation heading […]

Ryan Ludwick has an explanation for how terrible he has been recently, and it’s not entirely implausible. He blames San Diego’s Petco Park: “I don’t know why, but I got real pull-dominant there,” he said. “Obviously, left field is the easiest place to jump ship there. I lost the ability to hit the ball the […]

Not much news coming out of Goodyear, Arizona, and the Reds spring training camp, but there are a few nuggets: –Homer Bailey is in the best shape of his life! –Brandon Phillips showed up to camp and discussed his favorite topic — a contract extension — while pretending not to be concerned about it. I’ll […]

Remember what I told you the other day about spring training reports? Well, turns out Jay Bruce is in the best shape of his life, having lost fifteen pounds since Redsfest. Also, there’s this: Third baseman Juan Francisco is dealing with his left calf that put him on the disabled list for a month last […]

Finally, pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, which means the baseball season is just around the corner. In the latest episode of Redleg Nation Radio, Bill and I discuss all the questions surrounding the Reds and all the reasons for enthusiasm as they begin preparing for 2012. Enjoy! Many thanks to Friend of […]

Finally. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. The long, hard winter has passed us by. Let us rejoice. Baseball is back. 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 […]

Those who LOVE baseball find themselves appreciating the month of February more than most people, simply because it’s the month that the game starts to loosen itself from its winter slumber. While it’s still winter, many teams have had some teammates working out together all winter, but more often than not the players are dispersed […]

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in four weeks. I’m not sure I can make it that long. It has been a long time since I was more excited about an upcoming Reds season. Anyone else feel that way? Just needed to say that…. Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg […]