Bill Lack and I discussed the latest news around the Reds, including the hiring of manager David Bell, and two (plus) Reds being named finalists for the Gold Glove. We also welcomed back Matt Klinker, one of our former spotlight players, for a quick update. Klinker played for David Bell for three years in the […]

“Baseball breaks your heart. It’s designed to break your heart.” -Bart Giamatti Well does he know it, as does the rest of us. We have special knowledge of it here in Cincinnati, but short of Cooperstown, there are few places all Americans can gather as a nation to discuss such things. But I found a […]

Once again, the Cincinnati Reds have three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award at their position…kinda. #Rawlings #GoldGlove Award Finalists – NL CF – @reds @billyhamilton, @brewers Lorenzo Cain, @braves @enderinciartem — Rawlings Sports (@RawlingsSports) October 25, 2018 For the fifth consecutive season, Billy Hamilton is a finalist for the Gold Glove […]

David Bell and Dick Williams said today that assembling the club’s coaching staff would be the topic of this afternoon’s meetings.  Bell and Williams can start with current Reds employees, including the major league staff and minor league affiliates. Beyond that, Bell has worked with dozens of people in other organizations. Perhaps one or more […]

Before we get to the merits of the David Bell hire, let’s pause a minute to talk process. Of course, with most billion-dollar businesses, this aspect would be a foregone conclusion. But as we learned with the last manager search, not so much for the Reds.  Dick Williams’ recent pursuit of a new manager began […]

From David Bell’s introductory press conference [video link] and a few one-on-one interviews afterward shown on FSO: The local media (FSO) and ownership have their narrative about a local boy coming home. Bell’s introduction included describing Bell a “real Reds hire,” a “Cincinnati native,” a “Cincinnati guy,” his “family ties” to father and front office […]

According to the Chinese zodiac, this was the Year of the Dog. If you spent much time at Great American Ball Park, you know it was just a dog of a year. Every contest seemed a bark in the park, with too many games off the leash before the first time through the order, everyone […]

David Bell has been named the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He will be introduced at a press conference on Monday at 11:00 a.m. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 21, 2018 Bell has a 3-year deal with a club option for a fourth — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) October 21, 2018 Hard to […]

Joe Girardi, who was the Reds’ top choice for manager according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, has withdrawn himself from consideration for the position. This is according to a tweet from Rosenthal at 5:34 p.m. Eastern time today. The tweet said Girardi will remain with MLB Network for now, but that he still wants […]

Jason Linden and I talked about the latest news from the Cincinnati Reds’ ongoing managerial search, then had a little fun answering Viewer Mail. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and a friend of Redleg Nation. You can listen to the podcast on this page, with the nifty little […]

Come see @dotsonc and me at @BBTB_cincy next Saturday. It’s the Midwest’s largest book festival. We’re on an author panel at 10:30, but will be around for the full festival from 10-4:00. See you @ the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. — Chris Garber (@cgarber8) October 14, 2018 I can’t say it any […]

Chad recently wrote an article talking about a lost generation of Reds fans. I am among the lowly who barely remember the Reds last playoff series victory in 1995. I watched that entire sweep, but those memories fade just a little every year. I grew up on stories of the Big Red Machine. My father, […]