No aspect of baseball through its history has changed more than pitching. Underhand to overhand. Soft toss to max velocity. Adding a mound and rubber. The introduction of players who were pitching specialists. Then relievers. Relievers used for fewer than three outs. For exactly three outs. Firemen and the disappearance of firemen. Measuring pitch speed and […]

About five times a year, one of my fellow Reds-fan friends will bring up the hard-to-believe 1986 and 1987 Eric Davis seasons. The quote is always the same: “27 and eighty and then 37 and fifty!” When E.D. was 24 years old, he played his first “full” season as a Cincinnati Red. In 132 games, […]

[This post was written by Justin Berg, who has his own website at Bergonsports.com and @bergonsports on Twitter. Thanks, Justin. — spm] It’s the two hundred million dollar question on everyone’s mind: Will Joey Votto ever be the same hitter? I played golf recently with two good friends, both are huge Reds fans, one is […]