You may have heard that the Reds hired a new manager. His name is Bryan Price. He used to be Cincinnati’s pitching coach, but then the Reds fired their previous manager (that guy’s name was Dusty Baker), and Price was installed as the field general. What’s that, you say? You already knew all this? Well, […]

[This post was written by John Ring, who is the Nation’s correspondent from Afghanistan, where he is serving the entire nation.] When the Cincinnati Reds hired Bryan Price to become the 61st manager in the history of one of baseball’s greatest franchises, I was just returning from a three-day site visit to a remote place […]

You know you shouldn’t. It’s wrong. It’s soul-killing. But, you do it anyway. Maybe the monotony of your everyday existence makes you hungry for a little manufactured controversy. Maybe it’s a hankering to ponder the social or cultural ramifications of mothers who don’t diaper their children. Perhaps its as simple as the enjoyment you get […]

Now that the fervor and excitement has ebbed somewhat about Cincinnati hosting the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s time to deal with one of the issues that has been a constant source of controversy within the regime of Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. Everyone knows what this is about. It’s about Peter Edward Rose. […]

From the Enquirer: Last week the Reds announced some organizational news: TODAY’S NEWS: Today the Reds named Ronnie Ortegon Major League assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager at Louisville, Delino DeShields manager at Pensacola, Ken Griffey Sr. manager at Bakersfield, Jose Nieves manager at Dayton, Pat Kelly manager at […]

I know I’ve been urging optimism, and I am not changing my tune here…but Lance McAlister had some interesting items on his site today: Pick a word that described the Reds Sunday: Bored, listless, uninspired, passive. I heard Jeff Brantley say that maybe this teams needs a wake-up call. If that is the case two […]

Lots of discussion in the last day about the news that Dick Pole was fired as Reds pitching coach. I loved this comment by one of the Nation’s most loyal citizens, brublejr: I really don’t have a problem with Pole going, but I can’t understand for the life of me why Jacoby is returning…It’s like […]

The final series of the 2009 season commences tonight as the Bucs return to Cincinnati. Justin Lehr will start for the Reds; Daniel McCutchen will be on the mound for Pittsburgh. If you haven’t heard, Dick Pole has been fired as Reds pitching coach, thus ending the Cincinnati career of one of the best names […]

Dusty Baker can’t think of any reasons whatsoever that the Reds shouldn’t bring back hitting coach Brook Jacoby and pitching coach Dick Pole in 2009: “Why not?” he said. “We’ve operated almost the entire year without the team that we expected to have.” Most susceptible when a team struggles are pitching and hitting coach. In […]

From Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal: Reds manager Dusty Baker continues to invite second-guessing with his handling of pitchers, recently using both closer Francisco Cordero and setup man Nick Masset for five consecutive days. The Reds are out of contention. Cordero and Masset figure to play the same vital roles next season. Yet Baker, who is […]

–Hal McCoy talks about how Laynce Nix has been an important part of the Reds recent success. Most noteworthy is that Nix basically admits that he doesn’t read Redleg Nation every day! He was surprised to learn that he is a player fans clamored to see in the starting lineup when he was a bench […]