The Short Version: In a rain-shortened game, Matt Harvey pitched six strong innings and Joey Votto hit a grand slam in a big, seven-run second inning. Reds win! Final — 6 innings (rain) R H E San Diego Padres (56-88) 2 5 0 Cincinnati Reds (61-82) 7 8 0 W: Harvey (7-8) L: Erlin (3-6) […]

The 1982 baseball season was one of the worst ever for the Cincinnati Reds. They lost 102 games just six years after winning consecutive World Championships. And thanks to the incredible resurgence of the current Reds, a hundred losses isn’t gonna happen in 2018. Far from it. They’re going in the right direction. But you […]

I am on special assignment this week making sure the ocean is still there, so no Championship Track. Instead, please enjoy this piece about how Joey Votto is good. I spend a lot of time clicking around and playing with numbers and trying to look at the different ways we can define a player as […]

With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to bring you a piece of the book that will hit home with all fathers and sons. This excerpt from The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber is presented with the permission of Triumph Books. For more information and to order a copy, please visit www.triumphbooks.com/Big50Reds. Ken Griffey […]

Originally, this article was going to have nothing to do with the actual “Sleepless in Seattle” — besides the headline pun — but then I decided to refresh my memory on the movie’s plot and came across this one line summary: “A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find […]

Imagine, for a minute, that you make it to the major leagues and you’re just 19 years old. Imagine you hit a grand slam home run in your second game. Imagine you win a starting position as a 20-year old and put together a WAR of 6.5 and only one other player in baseball history […]

The Short Version: Behind two homers and 5 RBI from Johnny Bench and superb pitching from Gary Nolan and Will McEnaney, the Big Red Machine sweeps the New York Yankees and wins their second consecutive World Series championship! Final — Game 4 R H E Cincinnati Reds (4-0) 7 9 2 New York Yankees (0-4) […]

Back in September, here in the digital pages of Redleg Nation, our Greg Gajus was emphatic that there was a glaring omission among inductees to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. His piece was entitled, “The Missing Man: Fred Norman for the Reds Hall of Fame.” I can only speculate on why (Fred) Norman has […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which Reds player who played before you were born do you wish you had been able to watch? Matt: The player that comes to mind first is Joe Morgan. Looking at the WAR numbers make it […]

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, […]

Our budget-conscious mother sewed, cobbled together, or recycled our Halloween costumes, which by 2017 standards isn’t just Earth-friendly, it was life-saving. Instead of shipping us out the door sheathed in flammable plastic to walk amongst a dark neighborhood rife with candles, she sent us into the night well-equipped to flee the potential razor blades buried […]

This week’s respondents are Chad Dotson, Wes Jenkins, Jason Linden and Steve Mancuso. Plus, making a return to the pages of Redleg Nation is our guest, Nick Doran, who wrote a terrific weekly column during the 2015 season. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who should play second base for the Reds in 2018?  Nick: Scooter Gennett. He was […]