This week’s respondents are Nick Kirby, Chris Garber, Clay Marshall, Ashley Davis, and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is your favorite Reds player, pre-2000? Nick: The easy answer, and probably the right answer for anyone born in the 80s is Barry Larkin. But, I want to be different…….Well, I tried to be different, […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (88-52) 0 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (58-81) 11 13 1 W: Lamb (1-3) L: Garcia (8-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The Reds scored eleven. The Cardinals scored zero. This is a good thing. An almost unbelievable thing, really. –How about Todd Frazier, who may […]

Final R H E Chicago Cubs  (8-17)  2  8  0 Cincinnati Reds  (12-14)  3  11  0 W: A. Simon (4-1)   L:   J. Samardzija (0-3)   S:  J. Broxton (5) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Stats    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good John Wall had a great game. Oh. Wait. […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL — Game One Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 3 W: T. Cingrani (4-1) L: E. Surkamp (0-1) BOX SCORE FINAL — Game Two San Francisco 5 Cincinnati 3 W: S. Casilla (4-2) L: G. Reynolds (0-1) S: S. Romo (24) BOX SCORE POSITIVES Game One –After shellacking the Giants last […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 9 Cleveland 10 W: J. Smith (5-1) L: S. LeCure (2-2) S: C. Perez (22) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Nine runs on fourteen hits. The offense is healthy. –Jay Bruce reached base four times: 3-4 with his 16th homer, a walk, two RBI, and 3 runs scored. –Brandon Phillips […]

A Loyal Citizen of the Nation has submitted the following new sombreros. It’s Arthur Rhodes and Daniel Ray Herrera; previous sombrero pics (and some surprises) below the fold:

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Look! It’s a whole mess o’ links, direct from the home office in Cincinnati, Iowa (population 428): –C. Trent interviewed Bill James, and part one of that interview is here. It’s great stuff, particularly when James talked about how much he loves…wait for it…Paul Janish! –Jonny Gomes has had a great spring, but Dusty Baker […]

Today’s quote comes from the major league player that was on the “smiling side of the scoreboard” more than any other player in baseball history: “The winning ‘we’ attitude starts at the top of the organization.”–Pete Rose Quote found in the book “The Wisdom of Old-Time Baseball” compiled and edited by Criswell Freeman. Smiling side […]

A quick trip around the internets: –If you haven’t been following Doug Gray’s “State of the Farm” series, you are really missing something (and we’ve been seriously remiss in not linking this earlier). Here are the latest installments: third base and centerfield. Good stuff, as always. –Post-season reviews from Mark Sheldon and John Fay. As […]

From the Wall Street Journal: If it seems like your baseball team’s play-by-play man jabbers endlessly at 1,000 words a minute, well, he doesn’t. But the St. Louis Cardinals’ Dan McLaughlin comes closer than most of his peers, talking at an estimated 109.9 words every 60 seconds. snip… Apparently, announcers for bad teams feel an […]

Time for a recap of today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 5 WP: Owings (6-8) LP: Thompson (2-5) S: Cordero (20) BOX SCORE Full recap to come later, after the Independence Day festivities come to a conclusion here at the Dotson home, but I wanted to give some quick kudos to Micah Owings […]

Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL (14 innings) Chicago 6 Cincinnati 3 WP: Patton (2-1) LP: Lincoln (1-1) S: Guzman (1) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Another strong outing by Bronson Arroyo. He went seven innings, gave up only five hits and one earned run (though he committed an error that allowed a couple […]