I should have quit while I was ahead. After seeing the Reds win three games at Dodger Stadium last month – that is, one-seventh of their victories for the entire season – I decided to push my luck and hit the road Sunday morning for the getaway game of their series against San Diego. While […]

The first inning hadn’t even come to a close, and it already felt like a lost cause. Tyler Mahle was getting squeezed. Joey Votto couldn’t field. The pitch count ticked toward 30. The Dodgers drew first blood. The game seemed over before the Reds had gotten three outs. If you think I’m being overdramatic, consider […]

You may know that Jason Linden and I do a little moonlighting over at Cincinnati Magazine. We’ve written a few pieces over there in the last week that I think you might be interested in reading. Go check them out, share them on your various social media accounts, then come back and tell us how […]

After returning from a trip to Cincinnati last month during which I saw the Reds drop three games to the Cardinals, I offered several suggestions as to how to stop the bleeding. Granted, many of my bullet points were painfully obvious, but in the span of just two weeks, it’s been interesting to see how […]

You already know that Chris Garber and I wrote a book about our favorite baseball team; it’s called “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds.” We’ve been very gratified by the response, and it seems to be selling well despite the fact that the current version of the Redlegs is […]

Well, Bryan Price or not, the Reds (3-16) are still who we thought they were. Believe it or not, Jim Riggleman couldn’t fix everything in one game. Brandon Finnegan was erratic and the offense continued to look hapless in a 4-2 defeat against the Cardinals (11-8) on Friday night. The Reds have now scored two […]

The post-Price era begins today. What should’ve been a routine off-day in the middle of April turned into quite the eventful ordeal yesterday, as the Reds (3-15) fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins after an abysmal start to the season. Today will mark the first game with former bench coach Jim Riggleman […]

Well, now that Bryan Price is gone, the Reds are sure to make the postseason! Right? They only have to win…wait, 3-15?!? This man managed the team to 3-15?! Is it even possible to make the playoffs at this point? So the short answer is: Yes and no. Before diving into the various semantics of […]

Jason Linden joined me this week to discuss the firing of Reds manager Bryan Price, and what it means for the current version of the ol’ Redlegs. We also did a deep dive into our expectations for the rest of the 2018 season, and we even passed a little judgment on the current state of […]

The official Reds Twitter account @Reds has followed on the announcement of Bryan Price’s replacement as Reds manager with a series of Tweets featuring quotes from GM Dick Williams and interim manager Jim Riggleman. The theme of the day is that this is a time for urgency; and, the team should must not be comfortable […]

In a move that was becoming more inevitable with every loss that piled up — and currently there are 15 of those losses in Cincinnati’s first 18 games, and ten of the last eleven — the Reds announced today that manager Bryan Price has been fired, as well as pitching coach Mack Jenkins: The Reds […]

The rain came down in buckets as we made the drive to Cincinnati on Sunday morning, but I still held out hope that we’d be able to see the Reds play one final time before we flew home. After witnessing Thursday’s slaughter and Friday’s anemic offensive showing (we took a side trip on Saturday), I […]