Reds - General

I love the Cincinnati Reds (Alternate title: Ryan Ludwick can shove it up his nose with a rubber hose)

I love the Cincinnati Reds. I shouldn’t actually have to say that, since I’ve been writing about the Reds — and demonstrating my obsession with this infernal team — nearly every single day here at Redleg Nation for the last nine seasons. But make no mistake: I love the Cincinnati Reds National League Baseball Club, … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Sign Dave Parker

December 7, 1983: The Reds signed their first “major” free agent of the free agency period when they signed Dave Parker to to a three-year contract. While with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Parker was one of baseball’s biggest superstars of the late 1970’s. Parker won the MVP for the Pirates in 1978 when he hit .334 … Continue reading

Reds - General / Reds History / Reds Trivia / Reinstatement of Pete Rose

This Day in Reds History: A Headfirst Slide into 3rd

August 17, 1984: Pete Rose, newly reacquired and named “manager-player” of the Cincinnati Reds, makes a triumphant return to his hometown. Playing first base and batting second, Rose singles in his first at bat in his return as a Red, scoring Gary Redus from second base to tie the game at 1-1. After the ball … Continue reading